Thursday, August 01, 2013
Gregory Parole Hearing Tomorrow
Prominent Attorney Gary Asteak has picked up the fallen Jim Gregory banner. He's filed a petition asking Judge Leonard Zito to release this Bethlehem Mayoral candidate on parole. After all, Gregory has a race to run and candidates to help.
A psychological evaluation of Gregory has been completed, and Judge Zito has scheduled a parole hearing for tomorrow at 9 am.
Gregory is currently serving a six month sentence for criminal contempt of a Protection From Abuse Order PFA obtained by his former girlfriend. His sister also obtained a PFA against him.
His jail sentence is the result of two contempt convictions. A third contempt citation was dismissed when his ex, who filed the charges, failed to appear. Her mother tells me she was unaware of the hearing and would have been there had she known about it, but has no desire to pile on.
What Judge Zito and Gary Asteak do not know is that, while on prison, Gregory has sent three notes through letters from three different inmates. These notes are apologetic, but still violate the PFA.
So it's unclear to me whether Gregory, a self-proclaimed Mensa, has learned that no contact means no contact.