Fina Transferred to Different Department

frank finaApparently, Seth Williams is still deciding what to do.

Previously the Philadelphia District Attorney was content to give the men working in his office who were involved in the infamously lewd emails just a session of “sensitivity training”.

Now, however, William Bender of the Daily News is reporting that Fina, Costanzo and Blessington are all being transferred within Williams’ office.

Frank Fina and Marc Costanzo will be moved from Special Investigations to Civil Litigation and Appeals respectively. Meanwhile, Pat Blessington is going from Insurance Fraud to the Post Conviction Relief Action Unit.

According to Bender the changes take effect on Monday and were only recently announced to staff via email.

December 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Local races, Top Stories | 130 Comments

130 thoughts on “Fina Transferred to Different Department”

  1. katie1983 says:

    Fina needs to resign. He needed to resign months ago. Philadelphia Magazine did a story today:

    “There’s a long and honorable history in public service that goes something like this: You’re a public official. You do a bad thing. You are caught having done the bad thing. Controversy ensues. You resign. And maybe, in a few years, after the public has settled down somewhat, you go back to work in public service; it just depends on how bad the bad thing is.

    This history doesn’t just apply to the top officer in an organization: It applies to all sorts of employees, if their mistake reflects badly on the boss. They don’t even have to think they did anything wrong: All they have to know is that the boss is taking a hit and will keep taking hits as long as they stick around. So they quit for the good of their boss. Or of the institution. Or, simply to make a scandal go away already.

    Which brings us to Fina. He’s not doing interviews, so I haven’t been able to ask him about all of this directly. But you’ve got to wonder: Why is he letting Williams take this beating?”

  2. HaHaHa says:

    More trouble for Williams and Fina. Looks like their shell-game is not working:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20151208_Unmoved_by_transfers__critics_want_Philly_DA_to_fire__Porngate__3.html

    Wait until the videos come out!! The ones he watched on his State computer. On the taxpayers’ dime. Williams would be smart to get rid of him ahead of that DISASTER.

  3. CandyCane says:

    Seth did take action,he fired the rat mccann.

  4. M. Eakin says:

    I used to try to hide them w/e-mail addresses with phony names. And I lied about them at least once. Oh – and I pretended I wasn’t good friends with the guy that cleared me. And now I am trying to stack the deck on the Board so I can get cleared again.

  5. Big Moola says:

    Isn’t this plot of a movie that’s out now ??? Spotlight !!

    On no that’s about when the Catholic Church reassigned Bad Priest’s rather than getting rid of them our dealing with the problem…..!!!
    My bad….

  6. Ken S says:

    Gulag is correct, I believe. But an inner-office transfer men’s nothing. They are still getting their salaries. They are still City employees. They still have City computers and probably City cars. I cannot imagine what Williams thinks he was achieving unless he is giving them time to find new jobs.

    Transferring people that deserve to be fired achieves nothing. And it appears like he is playing the shell-game.

  7. gulagPittsburgh says:

    Seth Williams is only moving Fina and friends because of the heat he is getting from Philly City Council, etc. He was wrong to think he could do a sham counseling session of sensitivity and get away with it. So now he’s doing a lateral move to appear like he took action. Pathetic.

  8. HaHaHa says:

    Supreme

  9. HaHaHa says:

    Looks like Eakin & The Corrupt Perverts have not learned their lesson.

    What they are trying to do now is just doubling down on their corruption. They are trying to “stack” the Court with people who will again “clear” that vile pig bigot.

    It’s amazing to watch these creeps in action. It’s like a car-crash that everyone slows down to observe.

    At least McCaffery had the decency to resign when he brought shame upon the Court. Eakin just keeps dragging the Dupreme Court down with him.

  10. HaHaHa says:

    Marie – the pursuit of the PSU administrators was typical Corbett/Fina. Unlike you, I wanted to see them go to jail. But Fina is dirty and Gil unethical conduct is about to come out.

    Remember that Corbett and Ryan tried to go back and delete 20M e-mails from OAG. It wasn’t just because of the pornographic, racist, and women-hating material …

  11. The original Anonymous says:

    Deweese is a felon because his campaign was run on public resources.

  12. Marie says:

    From the real Marie. One name is missing from this mess – Tom Corbett. Why did he allow these nasty emails? Was he involved? So Bill DeWeese was sent to jail for “theft of services”? What about Frank Fina – will he go to jail for “theft of services”? I have said this from day one, Kathleen Kane has been a target from the “good old white boys club”. If, in fact, she leaked Grand Jury testimony, who leaked the information from Bonus Gate? Who told the Patriot News at least one year before Sandusky was charged? All of thesw questions need answered. Kathleen Kane has not had her day in court, but because she is a woman, she is guilty. Give me a break. I’m offended by these emails and I am upset that taxpayers money was spent using taxpayers computers. We deserve more not less. Yes, I blame Corbett and Fina for trying to take down Joe Paterno and Penn State. Pure politics on Corbett’s part and I’m sure Fina was told to go after Joe Paterno and Penn State. Ruin them, I want to be Governor.

  13. Observer says:

    Fina is a complete pervert. This was his conduct WHILE in the AG office – read the whole Daily News story, it will make you sick:

    Frameli recalled that Fina was fixated on her personal relationship with DeWeese’s chief of staff, Michael Manzo, and whether she had spent her bonus money on a “boob job.” He accused her of “whoring around,” unleashing a string of profanity and “F-bombs,” she said.

    “He completely made me feel like a low-life scumbag,” Frameli recalled. “He was completely putting me down and saying I was going to get in trouble for sleeping with my boss. Screaming at me, and saying that I used my bonus to get a boob job and that I was a disgrace, basically . . . I felt very degraded by him. I felt very degraded as a woman. I think he has no respect for women whatsoever.”

    Fina, now a city prosecutor for District Attorney Seth Williams, declined to comment yesterday. Williams’ spokesman, Cameron Kline, said Fina is not “taking any questions from the media.”

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20151202_Ex-Pa__House_leader__Prosecutors_linked_to_porn_emails_are_hypocrites.html#QUbqSJ3BcWALLY0e.99

  14. Anonymous says:

    You mad legion? Why don’t you call some more people R-tard

    #Winning

  15. Triangle Tavern says:

    For the love of God – someone get this idiot off this blog.

  16. HaHaHa says:

    The troll-boy has a DID diagnosis, it seems. I am starting to feel sorry for him now … 🙁

  17. Anonymous says:

    Have one of your “selves” explain the irony.

  18. Triangle Tavern says:

    It’s not “irony.” I really would love to punch you in the face.

  19. kraig001 says:

    Ha3 – That is a very disturbing set of facts. I hope it’s not true – but it sure seems that Mr. Fina dis some seriously unethical things. Putting the e-mails aside for a second, his conduct in that legislative sting case needs to be looked at. And Williams hiring Fina’s attorney’s wife needs to be heavily scrutinized.

    It has been reported that the FBI turned down the legislative sting case. Did they know about Fina’s racist e-mails? Did they speak to Beener and get the low-down? If so – why didn’t Williams do the same due-dilligence.

    He got all sorts of Press for those shallow “convictions” where the allegedly corrupt politicians got no punishment and got to keep their pensions. Now – with one defendant standing up to Fina, the truth is coming out. These sting case shenanigans are the REAL STORY here.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Triangle Tavern, the irony of your comment isn’t lost. At this point I understand you are legion.

    For the record, I wouldn’t call myself a liberal. I’m liberal in some areas, classicly liberal in others.

  21. Tor is the leader of gamergate says:

    “The accusations made by [social justice warriors] when they attack others usually reflect, on some level, something they know to be true about themselves.” –Vox Day

    In this instance, it appears bigots are flocking to condemn other bigots. Classic SJW.

  22. Triangle Tavern says:

    All these comments by the same troll. It’s so annoying. Wish I could punch him in his retarded face.

  23. Anonymous says:

    OK. I’ll just admit it now. I was NEVER a progressive thinker. I am just a pathetic troll looking for attention on the internet. Sorry #GamerGateersForever

  24. Anonymous says:

    Not a single liberal reader has spoken up in this thread to condemn the hate speech within it. Is your bloodlust for for revenge so thick like DeWeese that you sacrifice your morals to let the rantings of a hate-filled ally go unchallenged? For the social justice workers, the enemy of my enemy is my friend I guess, even if he’s an anti-Semite or calls people “retard”. If that’s what being a liberal is, forget it, I’m out.

  25. HaHaHa says:

    Back on point now. This article is about Frank Fina.

    Fina is the corrupt prosecutor who used a con-man to target Blacks. His own 1st Assistant at the OAG called his targeting of Blacks “improper.”

    We now know h sent e-mails like this:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

    Fina, the corrupt, racist prosecutor, dropped all the criminal charges against Tyron Ali, the con-man, who targeted Blacks for Fina. What did Fina get in exchange? He also let the con-man keep the $400,000.00+ he stole from the taxpayers of PA. Why? Senator Williams was asking that same question in today’s paper.

    Well – it turns out that Fina and Ali have the same lawyer. Yep! That attorney convinced his client (Fina) to give his other client (Ali) what Bruce Beemer called an “unjust” deal. Why????

    That lawyer now stands to profit from Fina’s $$$-driven lawsuit against AG Kane. And that lawyer;s wife was just hired to a high-paying job as General Counsel by Seth Williams.

    Can’t make this stuff up.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Why are you posting as me? You’re schizophrenic.

  27. Pat Unger says:

    On the other article – he just posted this:

    Anonymous says:
    December 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm
    I’m sorry, OK? Just please leave us alone. #iGotOwned

    LOL. He is the Worst. Troll. Ever.

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