Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Gregory Cyberbullying Leads to Contempt
Gregory was festooned in flip flops and a shirt that could be described as pink, mauve or burnt orange. He was accompanied by femme fatale Tricia Mezzacappa, who attempted to have me ejected. Gregory signalled her to stand at his side, but deputies would not permit her in the well.
Represented by prominent Allentown Attorney Leighton Cohen, Gregory's ex testified to an assault on May 15, the entry of a temporary PFA, and subsequent contacts she received from Gregory, both by texts and on Facebook. Her testimony was corroborated by a mutual friend, who also described visible injuries.
Gregory had no witnesses. He was provided subpoenas yesterday, but never served them. Steelworkers union boss Jerry Green did come to the hearing, but was never called as a witness.
There were between five and six deputies in the courtroom, a pretty good indication that Gregory's conduct has concerned County officials.
"What am I gonna' tell my boys," Gregory was heard saying in the hallway, after the case was over. He can tell his boys that he is now a confirmed cyber bully who beats up women. He can now brag that he has a criminal record because indirect criminal contempt is considered a misdemeanor. He can even brag that his record will never be expunged.
Did he learn anything?
I doubt it. My guess is that he will violate probation and Judge Zito will hear the second and thr\ird counts of criminal contempt hanging over Gregory's head. One courthouse observer claims he won't make it through the weekend. My prediction is one week.
The Over/Under on a Probation Violation, Updated 10:15 PM: I'm giving it a week. Another friend says ten days. But a third courthouse observer, who claims Gregory won't make it through the weekend, appears to be headed to a free cup of coffee from my personal stash.
After a few hours of silence, Gregory has started up again, this time in response to The Express Times story about his hearing. He's apparently lost all respect for Judge Zito and wants the DA's office investigated, even though it has nothing to do with the PFA. His attention-seeking pal, Tricia Mezzacappa, claims Hizzoner "needs to be dumped into a convalescent home for past prime lawyers and judges" and that Greogry is being "unjustly persecuted" because of his Bethlehem Mayoral bid.