NEW: Cianci’s Lawyer Files Elections Complaint Over Elorza, York, and Others
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kelly & Mancini PC, Attorneys at Law filed the complaint against Elorza, York and Priorities PVD which asserts that York and Priorities PVD have violated the Rhode Island Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act (Act) by having formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) or some type of organization without filing a Notice of Formation with the RI Board of Elections or registering as a PAC with the Secretary of State and failing to file any campaign finance reports.
The complaint also claims that York and Priorities PVD have acted in conjunction with Elorza’s campaign in violation of the Act, and demands that the Board exercise its powers and order that Myrth York and Priorities PVD cease and desist from their actions.
Along with the Complaint, today’s filing also includes:
• A Motion for Injunctive Relief, requesting that the Board of Elections conduct an emergency hearing and issue a cease and desist of the activities perpetuated by Providence PVD; and
• A Motion for the issuance of a subpoena, requesting that the Board utilize its powers to permit for the petitioner to issue a subpoena to obtain specific information.
The Motion specifically requests a hearing as soon as possible due to the fact that the election is now less than two weeks away.
Related Slideshow: Cianci Donors
Take a look at the good, bad and infamous who have donated to Cianci in the most recent campaign finance report.
The widow of Academy Award winning actor Anthony Quinn has made two $500 in-kind donations to the Cianci effort.
Anthony Quinn lived his later life in RI and became good friends with Cianci before his death in 2001.
The former business leader ran a plethora of businesses in RI and ultimately ran Bruce Sundlun's office as Chief of Staff.
Agostenelli once ran the Midland Record chain in RI. He now lives in Narragansett.
The son of the developer who is now under indictment, the younger Baccari is also a Providence developer.
He lives on the East Side and has built out buildings like the Fox Point home for the club Vanity and now BENRUS.
Bettencourt has been the leader of the RI Farm Bureau for decades. While Providence does not have much farmland, Bettencourt is a Burrillville resident.
One of the famous Cardi brothers of cliche commercial and furniture retail fame is on the list.
The furniture brothers do not have a store in Providence and the chain now has its HQ in Swansea, MA.
Linda Centracchio is listed as retired. Her husband is the former Adjutant General of the RI National Guard and once the GOP candidate for Lt. Governor.
The Centracchios live in Scituate.
If you like the GPub downtown or the Roof Top at Providence G, then Corsetti is the guy to thank. He was the developer who transformed the gas company building from decayed and vacant into one of the best rehabs in the City of Providence.
The family Costantino who owns Venda Ravioli is all in on Cianci. A number of members of the Costantino family have given $1,000 to Cianci - Venda employees named Costantino total $6,000 in donations.
Herb DeSimone's son Doug has donated to Cianci. The senior DeSimone who died this past year was Attorney General in RI, came close to winning the Governor's office and was the peacemaker in Cianci's infamous beating of developer Ray DeLeo.
DeSimone came to Cianci's house and calmed the chaos. The incident lead to Cianci being convicted of a felony and having to resign the office (the first-time).
RI native and golfing great is the leader of the CVS Charity effort. Over the years, the CVS Classic has raised over $17 million.
Faxon is a Rhode Island athletic great.
While his brother Dennis has given to Jorge Elorza, younger brother Tom is supporting Cianci.
The Cranston-based attorney is the youngest son of former Governor Ed DiPrete.
The long-time Cianci supporter is sometime lawyer.
DelSesto is RI's Italian Consulate and his reserved parking space is often filled by his German Mercedes.
Former Providence City Council member and staffer to the General Treasurer has always been a strong supporter to Cianci.
This time she is all in with a $1,000 donation.
A top executive with the mega construction company. Gilbane family is ranked as one of the 9 richest in New England with over $1.4 billion in assets.
Other members of the family are covering the political bets by donating to Elorza.
Cianci's former boss at WPRO-AM, Haynes is the General Manager to the Cumulus cluster in Providence.
Haynes is covering her bets. If Cianci loses, she needs him back. WPRO still calls the radio show now hosted by Tara Granahan, "The Buddy Cianci Show."
The emerging State House lobbyist ran Gordon Fox's re-election campaign in 2012.
Now, he is a political consultant and lobbyist.
He has worked for Solomon and many others. Now, he seems to be leaning towards Cianci.
Lupo has been one of the biggest club owners and concert promoters in Providence's history.
He owns a number of venues and was one of the first to invest in downtown Providence.
The Brown grad is betting on Cianci's return.
The long-time Trinity star was once a co-star on Archie Bunker's Place on CBS.
Meek has appeared in more than 100 Trinity productions.
She is the senior member of the Rhode Island arts community.
PC's greatest teams featured Ernie D., Marvin, Kevin, and Nehru King.
King now works for the Woonsocket School Department. He has donated two $500 contributions to Cianci's effort.