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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

NorCo Fires Madame X

This is not Madame X, but I had a good
excuse to publish a scantily clad female
A Northampton County corrections officer with a history of heroin use and as a stripper in various local dives has been fired. In response to a Right-to-Know request, Northampton County has disclosed that the officer, who I'll continue calling Madame X, was terminated by letter dated January 14, 2016. This sanction followed what is known as a Loudermill hearing to ensure that her due process rights were protected. She had union representation.

I first told you about Madame X on November 23 and the County wasted no time in placing her on administrative leave so that my claims about her could be investigated.

Records disclose that Madame X was first hired by Northampton County in the beginning of January 2014. She earned $40,330.75 that year, including $7,550.31 in overtime pay. In 2015, she earned $50,560.11, including $14,794.88 in overtime.

Before she was hired, Madame X failed to disclose her work history between 1989 and 1996. But soon after she became a corrections officer, she began telling others about her previous life as a stripper at various local establishments, as well as in New Jersey and New York. She had been a model for various Biker magazines, even posing nude. She sent some of these nude pictures to her new pals after being hired at the jail. But it was not all fun and games. She apparently had fallen into drug abuse, too. And with the worst possible drug. Heroin. She did kick her addiction, thanks to her first husband.

Though former Corrections Director Arnie Matos refused to take any action, she has since confirmed that she failed to submit a complete application. She has admitted to working in the adult entertainment industry, both as a stripper or dancer, and as a model for biker magazines. She has also admitted drug use, but attempts to minimize it.

She claims, for example, that she experimented once or twice with heroin.

Nobody experiments with heroin.

Corrections experts tell me that her past in adult entertainment could make her job more difficult, especially if she runs into people she knows from that world.

Northampton County has never had a problem hiring officers who at times smoked weed. But policy is that nobody who has used heroin should ever be hired to work as a corrections officer. Madame X has compounded her problem by being dishonest on her job application.

On top of everything else, she has another problem. She is a bigot.

Her Facebook page has disappeared. But when I looked as it, her settings permitted anyone to see it, including the families of inmates. There were repeated posts of the Confederate Battle Flag as well as complaints about the appointment to the Immigration Department of Fatima Noor, a Muslim who fled from Somalia as a child and became a United States citizen. She also claims, on Facebook, that we are one nation under God, not Allah. She also posted a joke about a redneck girl who shoots an Arab and a Mexican.

Very funny.

She certainly has a First Amendment right to be a bigot and be intolerant of other religions. But as a corrections officer, she encounters numerous inmates who are black or Muslim or both. When she uses Facebook to make racist remarks or statements that infringe on religious freedom guaranteed in this country, she should be fired for that reason alone. Exercising those rights have consequences.

She was also endangering own safety, as well as the safety of other corrections officers with these unnecessary statements.

Before her Facebook page vanished, Madame X offered this defense of her past.
I love when people try to make you look bad when they are the ones that did wrong.I'm not proud of my past but I'm not ashamed of it.when your a single mom and you can't get help.you are forced into doing whatever it takes to feed your kids no, I was never a hooker.and being concerned about terrorism and our government is everyone's concern.I am not racist.never was.but some people try to make you look that way..if that's what you got to do to make me look bad.then shame on you..so I think some jokes are funny ..sure..it's a joke...and if it happened to be a bit distasteful and I laugh or share it..so what.it doesn't mean I'm racist..I started my turn to Christianity about 13 yrs ago and it's been a tough road..it's not easy being a Christian,but I am getting better although I have a long way to go because I am human and all humans are not perfect.God said so.so the ones that are skimming my Facebook and putting it out there that I'm all kind of a bad person..good for you...I actually laughed when I read the blog..you need to get your story straight...if you want to know about me.I'll tell you all about me to your face..you don't need to get stories from people who don't know me..and feeding you lies..but my God is bigger than you...and we will all stand in judgement...btw...I will pray for you...
I thank her for that, and see no purpose in disclosing her real identity at this point. But as Corrections Supervisor Dan Keen told her in the termination letter, "The County of Northampton and the Northampton County Prison have reason to expect their employees to observe a code of ethics which will not reflect discredit on the abilities and integrity of their employees, and to ensure public trust so as not to create suspicion with reference to their employees’ capability in discharging their duties and responsibilities."

She let everyone down with her basic dishonesty, and endangered the lives of fellow officers with reckless remarks on Facebook.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened to her relationship with Cathy Allen? Thought she was untouchable thanks to her friendship with that weasel.

Anonymous said...

So if she had disclosed all that information she would have been hired never the less ?

Anonymous said...

We are happy on night shift that sheis gone. Madame X life is complete lie. There is good reason to believe, that she is still using drugs.

Anonymous said...

Mr crivellaro also falsified his report, since he did madame X background investigation. What action was taken against him.?

Bernie O'Hare said...

The fact that she was fired notwithstanding her relationship with Allen is indicative there's a new Sheriff in town.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I don't believe there is enough evidence to conclude that Al Crivellaro was a participant. He did the interview and the background investigation, and I am very suspicious of his exact role, but he seems to have survived.

Bernie O'Hare said...

12:14, Had she disclosed that information, she never would have been hired.

Bernie O'Hare said...

12:19, I can't imagine other correction officers had much use for her. Some of her Facebook rants were over the top, and if discovered, could have had serious consequences for other COs.

Anonymous said...

Bernie your a true American Hero and Patriot. You probably saved lives cause this would have eventually been a potential harm to the staff. Inmates are not kids and prison isn't kinder care. God Bless you Bernie!

signed General George Patten

Anonymous said...

Don't care what Bernie thinks or how mad he gets, the woman in the picture looks like Tricia,

Deal with it!

Anonymous said...

Arnie as former director was a disaster just like Madame X.

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Bernie O'Hare said...

Please do not name other corrections officers.

Anonymous said...

madame X was a plant from the beginning to frame certain employees, orchestrated by the former director.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am disturbed by some allegations that she and several prison administrators met thru some motorcycle club, but was never able to pin that down. I think you're on to something.

Anonymous said...

Working conditions are better now since the drama queen Madame X is no longer here.

Anonymous said...

the Warden recommended M Adams X for employment, and they met during their bike rides.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm glad to hear working conditions are better. Corrections officers have enough distractions as it is, without someone they can't really count on when a shitstorm happens. I bear no ill will toward Madame X, either. The job is just not for her.

Anonymous said...

Bernie,

Why do you hate women? What's up with your character assassinations against such stunning females? Mrs. Dottie, Messycrappy, Madame X, Sam Bennett, Madame Former Bethlehem Council Woman, and the list goes on and on.

Keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous said...

8:06 You forgot to add the 1st Lady of Allentown and the Blog Mentor.

Anonymous said...

Gary W. Gorman writes:

The woman in your photo is Roxy Pretrucci. She was the drummer in the Band, Madame X with none other than Sebastian Bach, who later joined Skid Row whose songs include, I remember you, 18 and Life and Youth Gone Wild. Roxy later went on to find seminal success in the all-female 80's glam band, Vixen.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm aware who she is, as is anyone who can do a google search.

Anonymous said...

Madame X had no self respect, in the short time she was here, she dated two prison employees. Also not to mention the amount of inmates that know her from her drug days. We are happy that Mr keen took action.

Anonymous said...

Ban the box!

A person's background doesn't matter.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It matters a great deal.

Anonymous said...

the best judge of character is an individuals past. all miss Madame X did was lie and lie. Former Director Arnie Matos refused to address Madame X, because he had his own agenda.

Anonymous said...

I find it most disturbing that besides Madame X being let go that NO ONE from within the ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN FIRED OVER THIS?

This should not have happened and in any other place but John Brown's administration heads would have rolled.




Anonymous said...

After having a brief conversation with Madame X last week, the lady has mental health issues. Madame x doesn't believe, she did anything wrong. She has given Correction Officers a bad name as result her bizarre behavior.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Actually, this did happen in another administration, and the then Director of Corrections let it go. In fairness to Brown, his current Director of Corrections did take action and terminated Madame X. I question whether it extends beyond her, but believe his action sends an important message that redounds to the safety of corrections officers. We have plenty of other reasons to slam Brown.

Anonymous said...

Mr. crivellaro needs be held accountable for his role.

Anonymous said...

Hey keen, are going to continue to protect Al? some of us know why you are protecting al.

Anonymous said...

Madame X claims to be a Christian, however, her actions are very unchristian. Shame on MadameX.

Anonymous said...

Madame X, I would like to be your manager for private parties. I think could make decent money. Working conditions would be better than the past, I would pay your taxes, so everything would be legit.

Anonymous said...

This lady lasted two years before anyone took any action with all her baggage? was it because of especial favors to Warden Buskirk, former Director Arnie Matus, Deputy Warden Penchisen and Mr. Keen favor pet Al Crivellaro. I wonder.

Anonymous said...

It appears you just mention the losers club, Buskirk, Matus,Penchisen and Al.

Anonymous said...

Mr. keen should review any reports or misconducts issued by Madame X as a result of her racial bias towards African American, latinos and other minorities. since misconduct affects inmates due process and release date.

Anonymous said...

Madame X consider rehabilitation if you apply yourself it works.

Anonymous said...

Now, if there was any imagination or entrepreneurship in the county government, they could have provided Madame X with a whip and some other appropriate equipment and started a new reality show, that may have provided the funding for the prison in the future. Why is everyone such a bunch of stuck in the mud types.

Anonymous said...

That is a great idea to recoup funding for the prison.

Anonymous said...

Also Arnie matus should wrestle keen on a mud ring, that would generate additional funds lol

Anonymous said...

Madame X was the best guard on the staff, no bull shit allowed, but definitely made the stay more pleasant.

Anonymous said...

Let's promote AL crivellaro to Warden, Mr keen thinks he is a genius........ Lol

Anonymous said...

AL will be a better Warden than valueless, I am serious.

Anonymous said...

Come on Madame X you did well with us at excel logistics come back we have job for you . You know what to do.

Anonymous said...

Hey Madame X your buddy Buskirk let you down after he used you.

Anonymous said...

Bring back Cindy!!

Anonymous said...

To bad they all find god a little to late after the hatchet falls and there heads are rolling in there own
shitstew¿!)$ Ooops,they have soiled themselves all over again and again and the public sector pension propoganda is just that shitstew soup served daily at local soup kitchens¿!($ The administrators out back after lunch is served with that same shitstew for favors¿!)$
Let go seilently for institutional sex crimes with palumpas pension package privided and divided¿!)$
SHITSTEW nosigNUTureneeded
Republican patent pending

Anonymous said...

New management at the prison is needed

Anonymous said...

To many criminals running the jail

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Anonymous said...

Madame X needs to come clean with her immediate family especially her husband.

Bernie O'Hare said...

This is beginning to get out of hand with comments that are increasingly savage being posted anonymously, so I am closjng comments.