Thursday, October 20, 2011
Stoffa Labels Barron's Asbestos Accusation a "Bold-Faced Lie"
Steve Barron must have noted Stoffa's absence as well. When asked to explain why he went to the EPA about asbestos at County buildings, he blamed it all on Stoffa. He claimed that Stoffa told him, over lunch, to keep his mouth shut about asbestos because it might have an adverse impact on Gracedale's sales price.
I caught up with Stoffa yesterday. Instead of going to the debate, he was in Allen Township to argue for a referendum there on open space, which was adopted. "The open space will be there long after Barron and I are gone," he explained.
When I repeated Barron's accusation, he became visibly upset. "That's a bold-faced lie. I've never hid anything about asbestos. In fact, I've spent over $1 million on inspection and amelioration."
Stoffa also told me he's never have lunch with Barron.