Depew School district bolstered by Harris Beach attorney Tracie Lopardi pries into the personal lives of reputable teachers, coaches and staff.
According to Saturday June 9th edition of the Buffalo News, an alleged extramarital affair between consenting individuals some of whom are old enough to collect social security became the business of the Depew School District. A 60 year old retired teacher who was employed by Depew as a life guard was fired on the spot after signing an affidavit in the presence of Harris Beach Attorney Ms. Lopardi and Depew High School Principal Carol Townsend. The allegations claim a 60 year old retired female teacher was having an extramarital relationship with a 42 year veteran employee and football coach. The football coach is a well respected member of the school community and Depew stadium is named in his honor. The woman is the wife of the former assistant football coach and retired Depew teacher.
It appears that the recycled former Superintendent of Lake Shore Schools now Superintendent of Depew, Jeffrey Rabey, needed to call in the Harris Beach "salacious crumbs" to take care of a love triangle gone wrong.
Concerned is concerned.
It appears that some in the legal community may be "starting fires" only to later put them out all the while collecting large sums of money in billable hours.
Concerned opines, that Harris Beach, Hamburg Schools' legal counsel, may be manufacturing legal matters in an effort to run their legal meter.
How much did the taxpayers of Depew pay for Ms. Lopardi to question a 60 year old woman about her personal life?
Ms. Lopardi is no stranger to Hamburg. She and other members of the Harris Beach law firm have gulped from the Hamburg property taxpayer trough. Concerned has been notified that something as simple as responding to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests is not done by the school appointed FOIL Officer, Mr. Gregg Davis, but rather is shifted to junior attorneys at Harris Beach suckling on the Hamburg taxpayer bosom.
As for the swinging seniors in Depew their behavior, while questionable is certainly not uncommon. Perhaps, Harris Beach may find some interesting legal opportunities in the Hamburg Administrative Building on Abbott Road.
Beware Hamburg taxpayer, your dollars continue to be at risk.
Link to the story in the Buffalo News
Depew Scandal exploited by local school district and law firm