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Matthews: Breakfast Club Probe A Joke

wnpv_politicsThe Chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners, Jim Matthews, says he and Vice Chairman Joe Hoeffel did not violate the state Open Meetings Law, or Sunshine Law, with breakfast meetings they held over a period of more than two years at two East Norriton restaurants. County Solicitor Barry Miller and Deputy Chief Operating Office Jim Maza also participated in the meetings, which observers have called the Breakfast Club, but Commissioner Bruce Castor was never invited.  Matthews says he got a legal opinion before the first meeting and found that the law does not bar them.

“You can talk about everything.  You can share your opinion, share information.  You can say how you’re going to vote on things.  It’s a fuzzy law, but it seems to say you can’t deliberate and you can’t vote.  That leaves 99.9 percent totally legit, and here’s the crazy thing about it.  You can deliberate and you can vote if you do the same thing in public the same day.”

Matthews says he thinks District Attorney Risa Ferman is a little bit embarrassed that her office subpoenaed engagement calendars from him and Hoeffel and promised a grand jury investigation.  He says she can’t back down now because the system doesn’t work that way, but the probe will drag on for a long time before the grand jury comes up empty-handed.

“We’ll have to wait for the end of the grand jury that hasn’t even been seated yet because they just got a new judge.  That will be six months from now before the grand jury will start and finish their business, and we’ll never be called because there’s nothing to call us on.”

He says the grand jury investigation is a joke.

“Now come on.  How hysterical is that?  I had a professor of law at Temple University who said to me, ‘What the Hell is Risa giving in to this for, this pressure from her former boss?’  (Castor)  I said I don’t think it is, but other people seem to think it is, and then he said ‘How do you take a summary offense that’s not in the criminal code and take it before a grand jury?’  It’s not a crime.  It’s not in the criminal code.”

He says the political fallout, including the grand jury investigation, resulted from overreaction to a story in the Times-Herald newspaper.
WNPV AM 1440 These are just some of your friends and neighbors who won prizes at our last "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" back on Monday, June 29, 2015. There's no purchase necessary to play so what's keeping you away? Mark your calendar now for Monday, July 13, 2015, 6 to 7 PM, at Towamencin Beverage, Sumneytown Pike at the Green Lane Road traffic light in Kulpsville.
WNPV AM 1440 Unlike most of WNPV's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways," yesterday's event at Abram W Bergey & Sons was held indoors! The crowd was dispersed among the many flooring displays but we got to enjoy air conditioning! Plus everyone had the chance to meet summer Promotions Intern Hannah Levy from Penn State who is helping to get the fabulous tickets we're giving away! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a success! These photos are courtesy of WNPV's professional photographer Ray Masser.
WNPV AM 1440 Thank you to everyone who came out to WNPV's last "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" of June this afternoon at Abram W. Bergey & Sons in Harleysville. We gave away over $3,300.00 in prizes! Of course, that includes the Grand Prize of a family 4-pack of ride tickets to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg which was won by Teresa Greisemer of North Wales. Here Janel Billmyer of Abram W. Bergey & Sons presents the prize to Teresa!
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WNPV AM 1440 The next WNPV "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" will be held on Monday, June 29th, from 12 noon to 1 PM at Abram W. Bergey and Sons, 311 Main Street, Harleysville. The TD Bank across Alderfer Road from Bergey's has allowed us to use some of their fringe parking but please reserve the spaces close to the Bank for their customers!
WNPV AM 1440 This is just some of what you'll see when you use those tickets to Pennsbury Manor that you won at one of WNPV Radio's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways!"
Pennsbury Manor Come and wander around the beautiful gardens at Pennsbury Manor.

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