A poster on the Kent State University Facebook page wonders…
I wonder how many more times Frank Bruzzese will copy and paste his little rebuttal about Hanlin being a God. She may not be a god but sure is committing perjury.
If you have been following the Steubenville rape story, you will know that Jane Hanlin is the mother of Charlie Keenan – an alleged member of the Steubenville Rape Crew. Charlie Keenan has been offered a scholarship at Kent State, and a few days ago Kent State stated on Facebook that would be looking closely at the outcome of this case. Jane Hanlin was also the Prosecuting Attorney in the rape case, until she decided two weeks later that there was a conflict of interest. Ya think???
And just who is Frank Bruzzese? Well, that is a another story! I stumbled across this site the other day and by gawd, it is some eye-opener regarding the corruption in Steubenville. There are a couple of posters on this site with fantastic legal knowledge who seem to know exactly how tainted the legal system is in Steubenville, and how it came to pass.
fbooth/Harold Star had this to say:
FRANK BRUZZESE IS THE PUPPET MASTER OF PROSECUTOR JANE HANLIN:
The time has come to finally expose Attorney Frank Bruzzese and his personal, family and financial interest in controlling the Jefferson County, Ohio legal and political establishment.
Frank Bruzzese, Esq. is the principal founder of the law firm Bruzzese and Calabria. Through what appears to be careful and strategic planning, he has accomplished over the last decade a masterful plan of becoming, for loss of a better description, the “GodFather” of the county.
The brother of Frank Bruzzese is the Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge, Joseph J. Bruzzese. In the late 1990s and early 2000, the Bruzzese clan began their quest for legal and political dominance of the Steubenville, Jefferson County area. First, he orchestrated the taking over of the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office by running his law associate (Thomas R. Straus) against the incumbent prosecutor Bryan Felmet. Felmet was a former Lt. Colonel in the Army Judge Advocate Division and an accomplished and well respected attorney.
A law associate of Frank Bruzzese, Jane Hanlin was married to a Steubenville Police Detective. Jane Hanlin, prior to becoming an attorney was an administrator at the local hospital (Trinity Medical Center). She was successful in making Frank Bruzzese the attorney for the hospital which resulted in a large financial windfall for Frank Bruzzese.
When Jane Hanlin decided to divorce her former husband (Keenan), she retained the services of Frank Bruzzese. After the divorce, she remarried Steubenville Police Detective Hanlin.
Jane Hanlin kept her day job with the hospital and went to law school in Pittsburgh, Pa., about a 30 mile distance from Steubenville. Upon graduation, she joined the Frank Bruzzese law firm.
In the election of 2004 against Prosecutor Felmet, Frank Bruzzese, with the help of Jane Hanlin, obtained the endorsement of the Steubenville FOP for Thomas Straus. They also orchestrated a public “no confidence vote” against Felmet.
Upon taking office, Thomas Straus, became, in essence, the puppet of Frank Bruzzese. Frank Bruzzese became the chief deputy prosecutor. Frank Bruzzese kept his private law practice in tact but received a large salary as a “part-time” assistant prosecutor. Thomas Straus proceeded to name and hire members of the Bruzzese law firm as assistant prosecutin attorneys, including Frank Bruzzese’s son, Jeff Bruzzese.
Public records in the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office will reveal the salaries of all the Bruzzese affiliates.
When Jane Hanlin became an assistant prosecutor under Thomas Straus, she was a member of the Steubenville City School Board. Other members of the Steubenville City School Board included Frank Bruzzese’s wife and a relative (Agresta) of a member of the Bruzzese Law firm. A former member of the Bruzzese Law Firm, Dan Spohn, had also been a member of the Steubenville City School Board but resigned when he became elected Judge of Steubenville Municipal Court.
So, in the year 2005, Frank Bruzzese and his cabal had control of the following:
*Common Pleas Court—brother Joseph Bruzzese, Jr.
*Steubenville Municipal Court-former law partner Dan Spohn
*Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office-former law partner Thomas Straus with the Bruzzese firm and relatives being named assistant prosecutors.
*Jefferson County Board of Elections–Frank Bruzzese was one of the two democrats on the board along with John Abdalla, the Mayor of Stratton and brother of Sheriff Fred Abdalla.
*Jefferson County Democratic Party-Frank Bruzzese was the vice-chairman with John Abdalla being Chairman.
*Frank Bruzzese was the law director for the Village of Stratton, Ohio (a paid position) with John Abdalla being Mayor.
One legal problem when Thomas Straus became prosecutor was Jane Hanlin’s position as a school board member. Ohio Revised Code Section 3313.13 prohibits an assistant county prosecuting attorney from being a member of a board of education of a school district. On December 20, 2004, the Ohio Attorney General rendered an official opinion #2004-049 reiterating the law. Instead of following the law, Jane Hanlin and the prosecutor’s office simply ignored the law. Jane Hanlin not only continued as a school board member with Frank Bruzzese’s wife, but eventually became the President of the School Board. Her son and daughter have been the recipients of scholarships and other awards and renumerations from Steubenville High School.
So, when Jane Hanlin allegedly disqualified herself from the recent rape case because of her allegience to the Steubenville School system, she should have disqualified herself from the school system,at least 8 years earlier, in accordance with the law and ethics.
In 2010, Thomas Straus suddenly decided to resign as prosecuting attorney during term. The appointment for a new prosecutor was up to the Jefferson County Democratic Party. Chairman John Abdalla and Vice-Chairman Frank Bruzzese spoke for and endorsed the unanimous nomination of Jane Hanlin to replace Thomas Straus.
After Jane Hanlin became prosecutor, any remaining members of the Bruzzese Law Firm became assistant prosecuting attorneys. It is possible, (a check with the county auditor’s office will verify the same) that for a short period of time, Frank Bruzzese gave up his assistant public prosecutor position to receive public retirement benefits. Thereafter, he was re-hired at a large salary by Jane Hanlin and now has the benefit of “double-dipping” in salary.
The plan now is to eventually have Jane Hanlen assend to the Common Pleas Bench and Frank Bruzzese’s son, Jeff Bruzzese to be named the new prosecuting attorney and thus continue the dynasty of control by one “family”. They belive that Jane Hanlin’s next election to higher office will be simply “A WALK IN THE PARK” with a breeze at her back (pronounced Bru-zzese).
With regard to the Steubenville Rape Case, a special prosecutor could have become involved immediately. By routine, the chief assistant prosecutor from Trumbull County, Ohio and a former Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor (Christopher Becker)and the current law director for the Village of Wintersville, is named special prosecutor when conflicts appear. He would have been very aggressive, however. The prosecutor from neighboring Harrison County (Shawn Hervy) who routinely becomes a special prosecutor in adjoining counties when requested, could have been named special prosecutor. He would have been very aggressive, however. These two experienced prosecutors could have taken the lead in a moment’s notice. They have a reputation of filing charges against any and all who are involved in crimes or complicity to crimes.
In the present Steubenville Rape Case, the following charges should have been considered against any and all alleged perpetrators, law enforcement officials, school adminstrators, observers and persons with any knowledge of the circumstances:
Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.08-Voyerism
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.04-Intimidation
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.21-Tampering with Evidence
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.22-Failure to Report a Crime
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.31-Obstructing Official Business
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.32-Obstructing Justice
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.44(B) Dereliction of Duty
Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.45-Interferring With Civil Rights
Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.01-Conspiracy
Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.03-Complicity
Victims’s Rights: 2930.13–Information to be provided to victim by law enforcement agency; 2930.05–Notice of arrest or detention of offender; 2930.06–prosecutor to confer with victim; 2930.19–prosecutor to protect rights of victim
He has plenty more to add to the discussion, but that should whet your appetite. InSTAKARMA responded to Harold Star with some further information…
THE ONLY MISSING PART OF YOUR ANALYSIS TO THE BACKGROUND OF THIS LAW FIRM IS WHAT THEY TRULY DO FOR MONEY!…the PUBLIC LAW PRACTICE IS ONLY THEIR MEANS OF CONTROL AND ACCESS TO EASY PUBLIC FUNDS AND ICNOMES AND BENEFITS
[and scholarships for their children's children for all the years to come]
but the true nature of their parctice…is ….and i say this in part, knowing there’s even much much more than this
is the insurance defense industry representation ….OF MAJOR MEDICAL MALPracTICE and PERSONAL INJURY AND ETC Etc CLAIMS
THEY SELDOM DO THE WORK…[OF COURSE..WHY WOULD A YALE LEVEL ATTORNEY GET BOGGED DOWN WITH THE DETAILS OF LEARNING TRUE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEFENSE LAW??? I MEAN SUCH COMMONERS PRACTICE SUCH THINGS!]
….IN FACT….FRANK AND CO….
IS THE CONTROL…FOR ALL OF THE POWERFUL INSURERS IN THE ENTIRE REGION WHO HAVE BUSINESS TO TEND TO….IN THIS NOT SO OUT OF THE WAY COUNTY WHEN IT COMES TO IMPORTANT LIABLIITY INTERESTS
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A HOSPITAL…IN THE PAST AT LEAST…LIKE ST JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER, THE LITERAL ‘HEART OF IT ALL” IN TERMS OF LATEST MEDICAL MALPRACTICE TECHNOLOGY….AND CLAIMS
THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY DEFENSE LAWYER CONNECTION TO THIS REGION…IS THE REAL POWER BEHIND THE STAYING POWER OF THE FIRM
THE FIRM HAS BEEN RUN OFF OF THE PROFITS OF THAT INDUSTRY FOR YEARS…
BEYOND THE FACT THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO MONOPOLIZE ALL CONTROL IN EVERY POLITICAL OFFICE IN THE TOWN, LIKE SOME BAD BATMAN OR DICK TRACY COMIC BOOK NARRATIVE COME ALIVE…
[SINCE SOMEONE LEFT OFFICE A FEW YEARS BACK AND OTHERS WERE PUSHED OUT....]
THERE IS MORE THAN A SIMPLE REASON WHY JANE HANLIN WAS AT THAT HOSPITAL AND “HELPED FRANK LAND THAT CONTRACT”
THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THAT PART OF THE NARRRATIVE AND I THINK GIVEN YOUR ABILITY AND YOUR ACCESS AND CAPABILITY TO RESEARCH….THE TRUTH AND FACTS JUST MAY BE ABLE TO UNCOVERED
S3VERAL IF NOT MANY LOW AND HIGH AND NOT SO COMMON AND MANY COMMON FOLK [US STUPIDOS!] UNDERSTAND HOW JANE …WENT THAT HILL…
AND WE KNOW WHAT JANE DID….WHILE SHE WAS “AT THE HOSPITAL”….DOING HERE “ADMINSTRATIVE WORK”
JANE WENT UP THE HILL…..WITH DICK….AND SHE AND DICK…NEVER CAME BACK FOR WHILE…AND UNTIL SHE GOT DICK TO PAY HER LAW SCHOOL TUITION
AND THEN WHEN DICK AND JANE WERE FINISHED PAYING HER TUITION…SHE CAME BACK DOWN THAT HILL…AND BECAME….A FIRM….PARTNER….WITH JOE AND FRANK …
AND….EVERYONE…HELL EVEN THE POOR BLACK FOLK IN TOWN KNOW THIS.!!…MY HOMMIES THEMSELVES…LAUGH OUT LOUD ABOUT
“JANE’S ADDICTION!!!!” NOT TALKING CRACK..OR HEROIN OR WEED ….BUT YOU KNOW…A DICK TION…
THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR PAID JANE VERY WELL, IN SEVERAL WAYS WHILE HE MAKES OVER 500,000 A YEAR…FROM THAT LOCAL HOSPITAL…AND EVERYONE IN THE KNOW..KNOW…JANE FRANK AND THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR….HAVE HAD SUCH A LOVE FEST IN THIS NICE LITTLE COZY CORNER OF THE WORLD
IF YOU CHECK CAREFULLY….SHE OBTAINED HER LAW LICENSE….FROM FUNDS….PAID BY THE GOOD PROFITS OF ST JOHNS HOSPITAL
AND THAT THIS CAUSED NOT A FEW EYEBROWS TO BE RAISED…AND SHE AND HER “SPONSORS AT THE HOSPTIAL”
REPORTEDLY…WHEN THIS WAS “UNCOVERED” NOT SO MANY YEARS BACK
SHE HAD TO…”PAY BACK” HER LITTLE DALLIANCE AT TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER…SO LITTLE MISS JANE
HERSELF WOULD NOT BE DISALLOWED FROM ENTERING THE LAW PRACTICE AND EVEN PERHAPS BE FOUND
EMBEZZELLING FUNDS FROM A HOSPITAL ACCOUNT..NOT PERSONALLY…BUT VIA HER ‘FIRM PARTNERS’….
BUT THEN…TO SAY THIS.. IS TO ASCRIBE CRIMINAL CONDUCT TO CALAMITY JANE….AND OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW WHAT HARVARD LEVEL LAW PROFESSORS WOULD DO….
WITH THAT KIND OF ALLEGATIONS!!
JUST BE VERY VERY CAREFUL….WHEN WE ALL SPEAK ABOUT…CALAMITY JANE AND HER LITTLE TRIPS
UP THE HILL WITH DICK …
COMING BACK DOWN W/ A LAW LICENSE IN HAND…BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ..INSURANCE INDUSTRY PROCEEDS
I wonder who Dick is? There is some fascinating reading at that site (http://radionewz.net). One can begin to understand the corruption that is surrounding the Rape Crew prosecutions and court case, as the power of the legal system in Steubenville rests in the hands of “The Firm,” aka Frank Bruzzese’s law practice.
I am not confident that Jane Doe will see justice.
Steubenville, Dr. Phil And A Crazy Lady can be found here.