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					Sample Letter to Ethics:

File it using the online "computer" method at this link

http://www.mass.gov/ethics/commission-services/complaints/file-a-complaint.html

Massachusetts Commission on Ethics

(Always check if Ms. Nober is still the current director. Appointed by the Governor so sometimes they are
removed. You can call or just check the website.)
NOTE: The blowing off of the charter requirement to appear before the city council is JUST ONE instance.
You can write on whatever area you think Lantigua violated the code and laws of ethics. The commission
can’t do anything if they are not made aware of whatever the issue may be. Lantigua counts on this fact.

INSERT DATE

Karen Nober, Executive Director
State Ethics Commission
One Ashburton Place, Room 619
Boston, MA 02108

Dear Ms. Nober:

As a taxpayer, voter and citizen of Lawrence, Ma., I am continued to be offended by the antics of mayor
William Lantigua and it has gone too far. To date, there are numerous articles and news reports of
questionable acts, violations of law and other things that need investigating. Most recently, is Mr.
Lantigua's willful and blatant disregard to the Lawrence City Charter, which requires him to appear in
person before the city council and provide the state of the city address. The charter is clear as to how, when
and what the mayor needs to provide and accomplish, all of which he has failed tremendously.


             4.7 Communications to City Council.
                     The mayor, yearly, by a personal appearance for the purpose of a state of the city address
             to be given at the first city council meeting in February of each year, shall keep the city council
             informed as to the condition and needs of the city, and from time to time as in his judgment the
             needs of the city require, recommend to the city council for action by it such measures as may be
             necessary or desirable.

http://library.municode.com/HTML/14860/level1/THCH.html#THCH_S10GEPR

As a voter, I urge this commission to investigate to the fullest Mr. Lantigua's actions as it pertains to
ignoring the will of the people and the city charter.

Sincerely,




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Sample Letter to Campaign & Finance

There is NO online method to file a complaint, send via US mail

http://www.mass.gov/ocpf/

Massachusetts Office of Campaign & Finance

(Not the same Sullivan and unsure if related and also check if still the current director)

INSERT DATE

Michael J. Sullivan, Executive Director
John W. McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place, Room 411
Boston, MA 02108

Dear Mr. Sullivan:

As a taxpayer, voter and citizen of Lawrence, Ma., I am continued to be offended by the antics of mayor
William Lantigua and it has gone too far. To date, there are numerous articles and news reports of
questionable acts, violations of law and other things that need investigating. Most recently, is Mr.
Lantigua's willful and blatant disregard to file a financial campaign form as reported by the Lawrence Eagle
Tribune. Source: http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x290305975/Lantigua-fails-to-file-campaign-finance-
reports

Moreover, it is my understanding that Mr. Lantigua has not filed the required paperwork when he
transferred his campaign committee as state Representative to the municipal campaign for mayor. Pursuant
to http://www.ocpf.net/legaldoc/M-95-08.pdf this appears to be a violation worthy of an investigation.

Also, these memoranda of law detail other areas where I believe Mr. Lantigua has violated the sprit and
intent of the campaign and finance laws.

1) M 09-01, http://www.ocpf.net/legaldoc/M-09-01-2011.pdf Preserve campaign reports and make
available on the municipal level. These reports are not available at city hall and the city attorney has noted
that these documents are not in the possession of Lawrence.

2) M 98-03 http://www.ocpf.net/legaldoc/M-98-03.pdf. Mr. Lantigua has made numerous contributions and
expenditures to himself and there is no record or indication from where the original funds derived (cash,
check, free services, etc). As a matter of ethics, I would expect there is a paper trail of contributions, check
or in particular cash to ensure no contributions are of the illegal or unreported kind.

In the interest of full transparency and disclosure and considering that Mr. Lantigua has amassed quite the
number of investigation, according to newspapers, these matters are worthy of investigation.

Sincerely,


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Listing of Addresses for Various Agencies To Contact

Karen Nober, Executive Director      (Always check if Ms. Nober is still the current director)
State Ethics Commission
One Ashburton Place, Room 619
Boston, MA 02108
Phone (617) 371-9500
Fax (617) 723-5851

Michael J. Sullivan, Executive Director (Not the same Sullivan and unsure if related)
John W. McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place, Room 411
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 979-8300
FAX (617) 727-6549
ocpf@cpf.state.ma.us
However, a complaint is better filed via US mail

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz,
John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
One Courthouse Way, Suite 9200,
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Attorney General Martha Coakley,
One Ashburton Place,
Boston, MA 02108 -1518 Fax (617) 727-3265

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Secretary Mary Elizabeth Heffernan
One Ashburton Place, Suite 2133
Boston, MA 02108

Note: You can write whatever it is that is on your mind regarding the abuse Lantigua has exerted on police
officers. Share your desire to have an intact, qualified police force for your safety and that of your family.

Governor Deval Patrick,
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Office of the Lt. Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133

Jonathan Blodgett, Essex County District Attorney
10 Federal Street, 5th Floor
Salem, MA 01970

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978-745-6610
FAX 978 744-2792



Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Elections Division
McCormack Building, Room 1705
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 727-2828
Toll-Free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683)
Fax: (617) 742-3238
Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us


If you feel that Galvin has ignored issues of voter fraud that should have been reviewed, you must send in a
detailed narrative of what you believe rises to fraud and copies of anything you have, including news
articles or incorporate the URL links in your letter. Then mail to:

Chief, Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
Room 7254 - NWB
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20530

Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
McCormack Building, Room 1719
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 727-2832
Fax: (617) 727-5914
Email: pre@sec.state.ma.us

Treasurer and Receiver General
Steven Grossman
State House, Room 227
Boston, MA 02133
(617) 367-6900
(617) 248-0372 FAX
He was elected Treasurer in 2010
Steve Grossman brings to the office of Treasurer and Receiver General a family heritage of
public service, a lifetime dedicated to helping others, and years of experience as a hard-working
businessman with a sense of responsibility for the well-being of his colleagues and his
community.


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SAMPLE LETTER TO TREASURER STEVEN GROSSMAN

INSERT DATE

Treasurer and Receiver General
Steven Grossman
State House, Room 227
Boston, MA 02133

Re:    City Of Lawrence, Ma.

Dear Mr. Grossman:

Since you are an elected official and according to your biography, you hail from a family dedicated to
public service, to helping others and possess the knowledge of a businessman.

Well, I believe of all the other elected officials and people “in positions of authority” in Massachusetts, you
stand the greatest chance of truly helping Lawrence.

In the same year you were elected as Treasurer, the city of Lawrence elected Mr. William Lantigua, a
historical moment in the annals of Lawrence as Mr. Lantigua was the first Latino elected in the city of
immigrants.

However, Mr. Lantigua has been anything but forthright, anything but “official” and has placed Lawrence
on a fast-track to writing a new chapter in the history books of the most disastrous mayor Lawrence has
seen in decades. The news reports speak for themselves, as do the numerous investigations surrounding Mr.
Lantigua. (See attached one page sheet on the negativity Mr. Lantigua has blessed our beautiful and storied
city.)

As treasurer, you are charged with ensuring the treasury is capable of ensuring Massachusetts remains
prosperous and through the many agencies under your purview, you hold a unique position to give new
hope and life to Massachusetts and Lawrence. From the $ 35 million bailout to fees, licenses, and other
revenue, we urge you to step up and give Lawrence a heart transplant.

Of the many issues facing our fair city is the ambivalence and carefree attitude of the ABCC, which is
under your authority. The local licensing board “LLA” is comprised of board members whose allegiance
appears to be to Mr. Lantigua rather than Lawrence. One of whom appears on corporation papers filed with
the Secretary of State, division of corporation, Mr. Fielding and the other is Mr. Lantigua’s wife or ex-wife
or estranged wife, we have no idea.

As you undoubtedly have read in papers, we have more licenses to dole out liquor than Las Vegas, (being
facetious) but completely fed up.

WE must gain control of our city in many, many ways but feel that controlling the liquor license is a crucial
step and process. Crime, murders, shooting, rapes, drugs, criminal activity and other cancers are tearing at
our city and in large part because of the overabundance of liquor license for clubs, bars, nightclubs, and
social clubs. The latter, as one can read in news articles, are a front for activities that contribute to criminal
activity as long as our fair Essex Street spans the river.

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Treasurer Steven Grossman


We, the law-abiding, citizens of Lawrence ask that you convene a special meeting regarding the ABCC and
the swiveling door that allows licenses to be given out as if they were free passes to Fenway Park’s luxury
suites. Recently, creative and crafty individuals sidestepped the normal licensing process by renting out a
liquor serving establishment to a person that otherwise WOULD NOT qualify for a license himself.

Take a thorough review of the Lightship Restaurant & Bar at 118 S Union St in Lawrence, Massachusetts
01843 and the transferring of the license to this unqualified individual. Is this going to be the new norm to
sidestep proper licensing and the vetting of unworthy or unqualified applicants?

If so, then what is next to sidestep?

Mr. Grossman, as an elected official, I, as a voter, taxpayer, ask that you immediately take action and
employ extraordinary steps to help get our city back on track when it comes to the dispensing of liquor
licenses. Before we know it, there will be more liquor bars and clubs, frequented by hoodlums and
criminals than we have locations to buy bread and milk.

Sincerely,




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This office handles anything to do with public records and the law. If you were denied or refused access to
public records, for whatever reason, since the city attorney and city clerk appear to be more of
obstructionists than open government, then mail your complaint to this office.


RESPONSIVE MEDIA CONTACTS:

     Gretchen Putnam, Managing Editor, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, gputnam@eagletribune.com
     Keith Eddings, Reporter, Lawrence Eagle Tribune, keddings@eagletribune.com
     Ken Tucci, Reporter, WBZ TV, krtucci@wbztv.com
     Mike Levenson, Reproter, Boston Globe, mlevenson@globe.com




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