As reported by Michael P. Buffer of The Citizens Voice Newspaper, Judge Lisa Gelb ordered L.A.G. Towing, and The City of Wilkes Barre to pay The Voice for costs they incurred when attempting to obtain public records in accordance with Pennsylvania Right to Know Law.
As the Voice sought the records L.A.G. provided a laundry list of excuses from
- I don’t have to provided them, and you can't make me, to
- I simply don’t have them.
"It's a good ruling by the judge to find they acted in bad faith in how they handled this open-records case from day one," The Citizens' Voice attorney Michael Cosgrove said.
The real question at hand:
- If L.A.G. Towing didn’t maintain any records prior to July 22, 2011 as they stated, under oath, in court. Then how is it that Leo Glodzik, owner of L.A.G. Towing was able to provide city council with records from 2008, on September 14, 2012, following The Wilkes Barre Independent Gazette's story of a woman who claimed to be a victim of L.A.G?
Wake Up Wilkes Barre