Friday, July 12, 2013

Gregory PFA Leads to Six Months in Jail

Photo credit: Daniel T. Ruth
If Jim Gregory is still serious about being Bethlehem's next mayor, he'll have to campaign from jail. He might be spending the next six months there, after a second PFA contempt finding in as many weeks. Judge Leonard Zito, who imposed the sentence, also ordered a psychological evaluation, hinting he might release human services worker on parole once he starts getting help for an obvious mental illness.

Zito also imposed a $300 fine.

This contempt finding, like the one last week, is based on attempts that Gregory made to contact his ex-girlfriend after being served with a temporary Protection From Abuse Act order (PFA). Those orders typically bar all contact, directly or indirectly, even through the Internet.

This indirect contempt conviction relates solely to the events of June 17, when Gregory texted his ex photographs that were taken from what was once their bedroom.On that date, he also sent her two messages via Facebook, through third parties, suggesting that they met up at the Transbridge Quakertown bus stop to the Tropicana casino, to talk.

Gregory denied that he was the person who sent those messages, and it could be anybody. He stated a nephew and Tricia Mezzacappa both have access to his Facebook account, and that one of them did it. He stated he had asked Mezzacappa to stop.

Gregory's ex had earlier stated that only Gregory and she would know about some of the things he was discussing.

Mezzacappa, who missed the earlier PFA entered against Gregory that day, was in and out of the courtroom during the contempt case.

Gregor's ex, a soft-spoken woman, was clearly upset and confused during her testimony, as Gregory repeatedly interrupted with questions. But one of the persons who was asked to transmit his messages to his ex testified. She was not confused at all, and her testimony buried the almost Mensa.

As Judge Zito was imposing his sentence, Deputy Sheriffs wasted no time in slapping cuffs on him for the pep walk to the jail.  

The only person in the room who seemed surprised was Gregory. The night before, he had bragged that his chance of going to jail was "nonexistent," and had predicted his ex might end up there.

As he was marched from the Courtroom, he could not resist violating the PFA one last time."Is this what you wanted" he asked his ex.

"You did it to yourself," she said, breaking down in tears

Judge Zito, who bent over backwards to be fair to Gregory, has himself been the subject of vicious accusations from Gregory and Mezzacappa. She missed Gregory being carted away, but was poised outside of Judge Zito's chambers after it was all over, hoping for a shot at an ex parte communication.

Several Bethlehem police officers, who attended the hearing escorted Gregory's ex and her mother out of the building.

85 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is sad that Mr. Gregory did not heed the advice of his friends who told him to get a lawyer an shut the Hell up. He did not. He did take this hearing more seriously but too late.

Being a Mensa doesn't sound like such a great deal at this point. It tends to cause one to live in an alternate universe. He was three steps in front of everyone, everyone but Judge Zito.

Clinton Oxford said...

Bubble Up!

Anonymous said...

That scumbag Trisha is next if she continues to threaten people

Anonymous said...

A STRONG slap in the face to a person who went off the rails.

He can still rescue himself, live out his remaining years quietly, but it will take much time and effort. More importantly, it will take acceptance.

Anonymous said...

I'll be honest, I am so disappointed. 6 months without hearing from him?! I have become addicted to this drama, it's like the series finale of your favorite TV show.

I wish they would allow him to comment on blogs and post to FB from his jail cell. I can imagine there MANY people are in ALOT of trouble right about now.

Anonymous said...

Mezzacappa had a role in Gregory's jailing. She enabled his bad behavior and participated in trashing the victim and the judge. It was interesting that Gregory told the court he asked Mezzacappa to stop. Let's hope the judicial system takes care of that gun-toting loon next.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was the Mayor, the Detectives, Stoffa, the DA, the judge and the victims that were going to end up in Prison today?!

What went wrong?!?!

Anonymous said...

When will the west easton cun* be thrown in jail? She I more of a threat than this little man.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I guess they all discriminate against Mensas.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"When will the west easton cun* be thrown in jail? She I more of a threat than this little man."

I don't think she'll make it thru the Summer.

Clinton Oxford said...

schadenfreude: pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

Is it wrong to feel this way?

Anonymous said...

There is NO doubt, Trisha just received a wake-up call. She won't sleep well tonight and will likely go away quietly.

(one can hope)

Bernie O'Hare said...

I take no pleasure in seeing him jailed for the sake of just seeing him jailed. But I think it was necessary, and am pleased that the system worked.

Anonymous said...

Like how e threw his nephew and Mezza under the bus. I figured he would do that.

Bernie O'Hare said...

He definitely tried to suggest it was one of them.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"There is NO doubt, Trisha just received a wake-up call. She won't sleep well tonight and will likely go away quietly."

She is not rational and is already blaming Judge Zito. Too bad she wasn't in the courtroom when Gregory tried to dime her.

Anonymous said...

Bernie-

Like Gregory, I believe Trisha's public persona is much different than how she sees herself in private.

People like this truly find themselves lacking in some way. They will never admit it, but spend their lives fighting to make others NOT accept what they already suspect about themselves.

In the end, it doesn't work.They overstep the bounds and are FORCED to wake-up.

Unfortunately, some of these lost souls take their own lives in effort to escape reality.

Someone once said "The mind is a terrible thing to waste." They spoke about lost educational opportunities, yet the message applies here, too.

Been to Shula's lately?

Bernie O'Hare said...

The one and only time i've been there was with you. Great food! I want to take my grandson there.

Anonymous said...

An another original Lifetime Movie Presentation.........

Anonymous said...

All the best to Little Pepe!

Anonymous said...

I wonder how the cavity search went? :-)

Anonymous said...

I wonder what's for dinner tonite? I hope it's not baked ziti

Anonymous said...

The "Twink" must be beside himself over this revelation....Gonna be a looonnggg weekend and the AC bus on Monday will be missing their celebrity!

monkey momma said...

SIX MONTHS! WOW!!! JG must be soooo bummed right now.

I also feel like my favorite tv show just ended. I just love the ending to this season, that's for sure!!!

Anonymous said...

Although I am thrilled Gregory is in the can, my heart breaks for his mother and sister. It must have been a very difficult day for them. His mother must be heartbroken. For that alone, Gregory should rot.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am a miserable bastard, but the look on his sister's face really got to me, and that was before the hearing had even started. These are real people he has hurt, people who probably still love him.

Anonymous said...

To smile and enjoy on any human being's decompensation and illness is not only sadisitic but pathetic.

Some people on this blog are truly disgusting souls.

Anonymous said...

They're serving some humble pie in the pokey as trish calls it. She just crawled out from under the bus and her house smells like a barn.

Clinton Oxford said...

@ 5:29 When you flagrantly taunt the system; to see one get their "Just Desserts"....is gratifying. Mr. Almost Mensa & his Ego, are to blame for the consequences of his actions.


I would have prefered social justice, rather than incarceration....but the Rule of Law prevailed. Your tax dollars hard at work.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the first penis inserted into one or all of his body cavities will be white, black, hispanic or asian?

Anonymous said...

"To smile and enjoy on any human being's decompensation and illness is not only sadisitic but pathetic.

Some people on this blog are truly disgusting souls."


Will you be going to WEFP and making the same comment? Read TM's fantasy about killing Bernie if you're looking for something really disgusting and sadistic.

Anonymous said...

Don't fotget Trasha mezzabaga and her baked ziti blog. I don't think that helped jims plight

Donald said...

It has all been really sad to watch play out.

Anonymous said...

Mezzacappa's brain is decompensated. I hope she is next to get help like Jim got.

Anonymous said...

Good for Zito. Lots of backbone, although his court was blatantly ignored and publically mocked. Let's hope he doesn't accidentally release the sick bastard.

Anonymous said...

"There is NO reason to hit a woman!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlvvCYUDHrQ

Jon D said...

Bernie, I was at the AM and PM sessions and sat in the next to last row opposite section where you were sitting. In the PM, a blond lady sat behind me in the last row. Was that TM? Except for seeing you last week entering the courthouse, I have never seen either you or her in person. When she sat down, I casually turned around and this woman gave me some God awful look and lip synched something. Paranoid much?? This woman left before the ruling. Was it TM? Thanks.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Jon D, I was wondering who you were. I did not speak to you bc i thought you might be a witness.

The person you saw was indeed the one and only TM. I believe she will be the next to go to jail. her comments concerning the ex are at least harassment, and i intend to encourage her to swear out a complaint.

Anonymous said...

Was she carrying a broom?

Clinton Oxford said...

If the search warrants served on his home result in additional charges and convictions, it may be years before Jim is set free.

The benefit to taxpayers is that Jim can always file a Medical Greivance to improve the deficiences in contracted inmate health care. With Jim being a formerly qualified mental health professional, he will not be able to keep quiet about percieved inefficiencies of his care.

If he is too incorrigable, he may end up in Administrative Segregation

Dave Houser is the Prison Rights Advocate for NCP. Jim can put a request in to see him if there are any violations of Jim's rights.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Was she carrying a broom?"

She had to stow it in a bike rack. I think Angle stole it.

Anonymous said...

"contracted inmate health care..."

Good deal. Jim will likely contract all sorts of things from inmates in the hoosegow.

Bernie O'Hare said...

5:50, That was the Blog Mentor. "Sadistic" and "pathetic" are two of his favorite words. I have seen him delight in the illnesses and tragedies of others.

Cheesey Cheeto said...

There was no choice but to incarcerate Mr. Gregory, he is a lothario who puts all horny housewives at risk of committing adultery!

Anonymous said...

Please dont let this be over. How will I get my daily fix. Perfect infill between duck dynasty seasons.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"She just crawled out from under the bus and her house smells like a barn."

That's funny. When I walked by her today, she tried to start a scene by saying something stinks. maybe it's her after all.

Anonymous said...

Who exactly is the blog mentor?

Bernie O'Hare said...

An asshole from Allentown whose enemies' list is longer than any I've seen.

Anonymous said...

20
madThis may be the end of the love affair he had for the PIG lady. Hate for Bernie brought them together and now remorse AND reality will separate them.PIG FACE you will be next.Jim will toss you to the curb and tell all your vile secrets.Feel abandonded yet? Kick your heels SICKO your OZ is about to begin!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

He will not enjoy his first three nights in county jail! He won't get poked in the ass yet, but he will regret his actions that led to his incarceration!

Al Dente said...

Half baked pasta brained judiciary incarcerates mayoral hopeful without proper cause? Oh Jim G will be filing a lawsuit post haste you hobgoblins of the O'Hare Hate Hut.

Anonymous said...

Annie Oakley,aka Trisha May the Bluebirds of Happiness shit all over your Birthday cake tomorrow!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Jim will learn to forget his ex girlfriend for good as well as to help him stabilize his mental health.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Al Dente, i.e. Mezzacappa, If his suit is anything like your idiotic filings, he won't be in court long. I seem to recall the threat that all these people were going to jail. You will be next. You were warned by Judge Yetter that he did not want to see you again, but he is going to see you soon. You continually harass people, and you will be held accountable.

Anonymous said...

Nice Birthday present you gave JG Trisha.You helped him get incarcerated with your comments on FB and your blog, except the blame,anything you touch or I should say anyone you have communication with turns EVIL!!!!! the Witch of WEST EASTON!!!!MEZZACRAPPA!You are a Sick individual and the one who should be in JAIL!!! Hopefully soon!

Anonymous said...

IM not proud to admit that I was locked up in NY and NJ when I was young. I made mistakes but never disrespected a judge, prosecutor or the arresting officer. Time passes so slow that a day feels like a week and a week feels like a month. IM sure Jim will have plenty of time to think about his friend Trisha who described his incarceration as the pokey. Hopefully he will see the light of day and distance himself from her and get some help with his problem

Judge Riga Tony said...

Mezzacappa is a pro se specialist who will serve up her opposition a serious plate of "humble pie", sadly it will not be ala mode.

Judge Kent Taloni said...

Word on the street is Mezz just got a $110 judgement against the hamlet of Grossville, your right Judge Riga Toni she is one heck of an amateuer lawyer!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Stop the presses! What mezzacappa does not like discussing is the large number of frivolous open records requests she has lost, both at the agency, OOR and court levels. But if you throw enough shit against the wall, some of it will eventually stick.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully JG's attys will communicate with him and give him the BEST ADVICE of staying away from the woman who put him in jail! NOT Lena!!!! It was Mezzacrappa! the sickest and most Evil person who dwells on weak minds and those helpless.I hope she goes to visit him and gets rejected!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gut less Trisha did not show for the first half of the hearings today.She had other commitments. One call for Help and she appeared! Amazing WITCH rode her broom to the couthouse and was available to be present!OMG she is sooooo predictable.Let JG hang and pretend to be his friend! Her day is coming PHONEY FRIEND!!!!When are you going to admit you are the cause of this mess?

Peter J.Cochran said...

Why doesn't the Dept.of Justice send their folks down to demonstrate this case like they did the ZIMMERMAN trial defendant. The U.S.Government revved up the locals ,got the firing of the police chief and got Zimmerman held ,and now CNN has blood on their hands for they have done, they 'PUSHED"this case ,but not OJ when he was on the carpet.Why/Even the Judge asked the defendant if he was going to testify , I would move for a ms-trial ,but the BIG M girlfriend carries sidearm in public and asked to 'draw flies' as result, she wants the attention ,not good.Nothing good can come from this feud and the no-win matrix is in effect. I have been known to carry a firearm since 1971 nearly everday and would not do so like she does under the circumstances.

Peter J. Cochran said...

Jim,take my advice , your not stupid but presently mentally altered most likely by stress.JUST STOP,pay attention ,get on good food and no booze, think this out ,you can overcome your situation. I met a guy in Jamaica on the beach at Run=a Way Bay, who told me he was a banker from south of Chicago could not stand it any more, bought a one way ticket after cashing out of his household and job and lived on the beach getting crabs to the hotels for beer and food. He said this was' better the suicide' he had loaded a cheap auto loader 380 to shoot himself and it did not go off ,so he bought a ticket, that was it-- he lost 62lbs. and plays with the tourist. DO THE SAME!

Anonymous said...

Now that Gregory is incarcerated the harassment of his ex that was seen on WEFP will come to an end. Mezzacappa will have no one else to blame from the harassment, now that she can't say it was Gregory, should any more appear. Mezzacappa needs to take a long and hard look at what happened to Gregory. People at the county level are fed up with her BS and she will be next. Probably as soon as Gregory cuts a deal to reduce his jail time by testifying against Mezzacappa who knowingly assisted him.

Anonymous said...

Trisha is taking donations now for phone calls to Jim so he can blog from jail. I guess some lessons are hard learned. Keep up the good work trish, I'll donate 20 just for the entertainment

Anonymous said...

I will call tomorrow and get his commissary account. The seasons not over yet.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Do you think he might let me use his bus tickets to the tropicana?

Anonymous said...

The Express/Times must be scared of Mezzacappa. They have deleted comments made on their article about Gregory. I read the deleted comments beforehand and they didnt seem worthy of the delete button. Any insight?

Bernie O'Hare said...

There were three comments. Now there are two. One from "Danthemann", which rightly places some of the blame on Tricia Mezzacappa, has been deleted.

Anonymous said...

He will no doubt be a weight room regular. he will get lean and mean. he will come out like a god!

Doug Camaro said...

@8:45 AKA Bill White's ghost writer and fellow sadist, the tickets are only $5 so I can see why you would want make a joke about an incarcerated man gifting you what amounts to a small meal at Wendy's. Do you even have AC in your hovel, or just a spray bottle/fan combo?

Peter J.Cochran said...

Ok,Bernie while were on casinos from last poster, DON't worry too much about Ms.M shooting you. Like in blackjack a deck low in 5's the player s have advantage.Handgun shots in assaults by the untrained ,undocumented skilled are horrible on targets, your chances even at 7 yards are 70% you will not even be hit by a POLICE OFFICER much less this woman with not training.EVEN if you were hit by the non-lethal caliber she possess you get another 66% credit for life. I would bet $1000.00 cash she can not hit 6 rds out of 10 on a B-27 at 25 yrdsin 6 seconds or less.Your ok.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Doug Camaro, aka Tricia Mezzacappa, How does it feel to know that your own conduct has something to do with what happened to Gregory? Your Internet remarks about a west Easton Boro Clerk recently led to a conviction for criminal harassment, and those are nothing compared to the vulgarities that spewed from your venomous mouth concerning gregory's ex. Now that he has been put away, I will be contacting her about filing charges against you for criminal harassment. Judge Yetter told you he did not want to see you again, but I think that is going to happen.

Nurse Ratchet said...

Peter J isn't it past your bedtime?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Peter, she's a venomous old scold, and only scares little children who have just watched the Wizard of Oz.

Anonymous said...

I am truly going to miss all the "LOL", "8", and "you are all cowards, you know where to find me." That was funny that she was trying to start some trouble by saying something stinks. It was probably her. I wonder what the Blog Mentor has to say about all of this, unless he is rolling on the floor and foaming at the mouth. Oopsie!!! Tsk' tsk'!

Peter J.Cochran said...

Yes, going up stairs in three , usually in the sack by 20;00 hrs so I can go out to pay my god dam taxs so others can have big screens and stamps.GOOD NIGHT ALL!

Anonymous said...

I would think the Blog Mentor is "taking some pause" right now.

Anonymous said...

You forgot the tic tac tic tac

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the 20 inch rims...thanks

Anonymous said...

"I will be contacting her about filing charges against you for criminal harassment."

Bernie, The stuff that was published about the abuse victim goes beyond summary harassment. You should advise the victim to contact the police or DA about witness intimidation, a felony. Clearly, there was a deliberate effort to dissuade her from testifying.

Bernie O'Hare said...

That will be their call.

Anonymous said...

PJC is a real hunka manhood!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Down, girl.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh,sorry. Guy.