Fina Finally Attends Sensitivity Training

frank finaWell, this should fix everything.

At least that’s what Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams seems to think.

Today Williams sent out a press release revealing that prosecutors Frank Fina, Marc Costanzo and Pat Blessington, who were involved in the infamous lewd email chains, finally received their sensitivity training last Friday.

It was a one-day session conducted by Legacy Business Cultures President and CEO Paul Meshanko.

“Nobody is perfect all the time,” Meshanko stated. “By working on individual action plans for behavior change, I think your team members have also demonstrated a great deal of personal accountability for owning their own improvement efforts.”

“You have a very strong, capable team,” he concluded. “My professional opinion is that past issues have been effectively dealt with and that everyone is emerging with a greater level of personal awareness and resolve to do better in the future. While keeping in mind the important lessons learned, it’s time to move on and tackle the more pressing issues and work your office is performing for the City of Philadelphia.”

DA Williams was satisfied.

“The training was excellent and I know our entire office benefited from the instruction that was provided,” he said. “Influencing culture in our office starts at the top and I plan to continue this type of training in the future.”

“As it relates to Frank Fina, Mark Constanza and Patrick Blessington, I know that they found this training seminar as instructional and helpful as I did,” finished Williams. “Frank, Mark and Patrick are great prosecutors who clearly made a big mistake. They have learned from their mistakes. This training along with continued reinforcement and supervision will allow us to move the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office forward and do what we do best – work to make the city a safer and more honest place to live, work and raise a family.”

Last Thursday, Katie Colaneri of WHYY reported that the men had yet to receive the designated training because of scheduling issues. Luckily for the men involved, those scheduling issues were resolved a day later.

48 Responses

  1. Another commenter typed this on another article. Seems appropriate here too:
    Wow — This story gets worse and worse for Frank Fina and Seth Williams.

    This is UNREAL: Tyron and Ali and Frank Fina have the same lawyer !!!!

    And this lawyer stands to profit from Fina’s lawsuit against Kane? And this same lawyer negotiated with Fina to get him to drop all the charges against his other client – Ali? And this same lawyer convinced his client Fina to let his other client Ali keep the $400,000.00 he stole from the taxpayers of Pennsylvania?

    And now this same lawyer’s wife is “Chief of Staff” … “General Counsel” … and “Chief INTEGRITY Officer” at the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office?

    This is a MAJOR RED FLAG. The FBI better get involved RIGHT NOW. Before these people have any impact on the D.A.’s Office of the Citizens of Philadelphia.

  2. Pat – Add 73% of the PEOPLE to your list of folks who want Fina removed from the City’s Payrolls.

    “Should Seth Williams Fire Frank Fina?

    Yes (73%)
    No (27%)”

  3. This is a complete and total farce. In any other occupation, senior executive staff like this would be terminated on the spot for cause. Worse yet, these are senior prosecutors, sworn with upholding the law. They prosecuted others in the government for their inappropriate use of state computers. What hypocrisy. As bad, what about the cozy relationship these emails demonstrate between prosecutors and judges? Pity the poor defendants who are poor, persons of color, recent immigrants or women who step into a court expecting equal justice under the law. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. This isn’t some elitist all white country club they are running, it is our criminal justice system. FIRE THEM.

  4. For a long time, people have said that Fina is corrupt. There always seem to be leaks to the Press from cases he is prosecuting. His e-mails certainly paint a grim picture.

    But – now we know it is true. For him to go after only the Black politicians is a disgrace. It is Selective Enforcement and it is a form of corruption.

  5. Nick Field regurgitates every anti-Kane article written by the Inquirer. He writes an article about Fina completing “sensitivity training.” But – CRICKETS when it comes to the MANY LEADERS who have been calling for Seth Williams to fire Fina and Costanzo??

    What’s up with that? City Council passed a resolution. Bob Brady spoke out. Where are the articles on that?

  6. Every day, a little more of the truth comes out:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20151124_Racist_emails_could_impact_pending_criminal_cases_against_two_black_legislators.html

    As I have been saying for months, the last thing Seth Williams wants is for the steaming pile of dung (sting) case to go to trial. Because then the truth will come out. And here is the truth:

    “In the May 21, 2013, memo, Beemer advised Kane to drop any criminal case against Bishop and four other black state legislators …

    [T]here is significant evidence of certain legislators engaging in illegal and unethical practices,” Beemer wrote. “This information, however, pales in comparison to the problems that exist in this case.”

    One problem, noted Beemer, is that top prosecutors seemingly pushed to “focus only on members of the Legislative Black Caucus,” which Beemer described as “shocking” and potentially crippling to an effective prosecution.

    Perhaps the biggest problem, Beemer asserted, is the “unjust” plea deal granted by Fina to Ali.”

  7. Correct, Anne. Wasn’t Fina already sued by an Agent at the Office of Attorney General for Sexual Harassment/Discrimination?

    I believe that Agent won her case and was awarded a recovery.

    These guys aren’t just “humans that made mistakes.” They are creeps masquerading as prosecutors. A story is going around about a female State employee that Frank Fina prosecuted for paying her son’s Penn State tuition on a State computer. If he tried to label that woman a criminal, wouldn’t he be a criminal too? Does a one-day training course take the place of a criminal prosecution nowadays?

    The bottom line is that people who think the below is funny have n business being prosecutors (or judges). That is one of the things Fina sent around to his white male buddies:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

    How “friggin” racist is he …

  8. This same firm also provides sexual harassment training – which is what Fina should have been required to attend.

    It’s not about him having sensitive fee-fees – it’s about institutional racism. sexism and homophobia and how that effects his employees & victims of crimes that seek the support of employees like himself.And a smidge of the organization avoiding lawsuits due to his behavior while at work.
    ======================

    Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

    Harassment in the workplace is a problem every organization needs to think about, lest the courts step in first. The legal landscape can be confusing and counterintuitive, even to the most knowledgeable executives. In this interactive and dynamic two-hour program, we will teach your management and supervisory level employees the ins and outs of preventing and responding to claims of harassment.

    A one-hour session for employees is also available.
    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    What workplace harassment is and, just as importantly, what it is not
    How to spot potential harassment in the workplace
    What to do if you become aware of or suspect harassment
    Liability issues
    How best to protect yourself and your organization from harassment claims

    Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

    Harassment in the workplace is a problem every organization needs to think about, lest the courts step in first. The legal landscape can be confusing and counterintuitive, even to the most knowledgeable executives. In this interactive and dynamic two-hour program, we will teach your management and supervisory level employees the ins and outs of preventing and responding to claims of harassment.

    A one-hour session for employees is also available.
    Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of:

    What workplace harassment is and, just as importantly, what it is not
    How to spot potential harassment in the workplace
    What to do if you become aware of or suspect harassment
    Liability issues
    How best to protect yourself and your organization from harassment claims

  9. Don’t know who is who but word is that the first deputy Ed McCann resigned in protest. That’s the second first deputy to abruptly quit that office (Joe McGettigan was first ) also hearing rumors that Seth is hiring a chief integrity officer that is married to Tyron Ali’s lawyer. Can’t make this stuff up. Sems Seth is negotiating with the U.S. Attorney to reclassify monies he took from his PAC fund as income so he can pay a penalty and escape criminal prosecution. Seems Zane Memeger is afraid to prosecute Pa’s first African American DA while Obama remains in the White House. And the beat goes on…….

  10. I think Pat OWNED you and your other screen-names with this list today. It’s pretty crazy to see it all in one place like this. Someone should print it and show it to DA Williams …

    BTW – Is it confirmed that the First Assistant who wanted Fina fired resigned today???

    Sen. Anthony Williams
    Congressman Bob Brady
    Future Senator Katie McGinty
    President of The National Organization of Women
    Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
    President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez
    Councilwoman Cindy Bass,
    Councilwoman Blackwell,
    Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
    Councilwoman Marian Tasco
    Councilman Curtis Jones
    Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.,
    Councilman William Greenlee,
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

  11. Pat – There are almost 500 names on the NOW petition to add to your list. Nice work, BTW …

    Sen. Anthony Williams
    Congressman Bob Brady
    Future Senator Katie McGinty
    President of The National Organization of Women
    Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
    President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez
    Councilwoman Cindy Bass,
    Councilwoman Blackwell,
    Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
    Councilwoman Marian Tasco
    Councilman Curtis Jones
    Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.,
    Councilman William Greenlee,
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

  12. If you like “Fina & The Corbett Pervs,” you might also like:

    “Eakin & The Pervert Bigots”

    AND

    “The Repervlican-Led Clown-Car”

    Here’s a new one too:

    “Castille & The Crooked Cronies” … just made that one up.

    How about: “Carpenter & The Black Helicopters … Seriously – do you see them??”

  13. And, in case you’re wondering how I OWN them, gulag, I call them Repervlicans and Corbett Pervs. Pretty clever, huh? You can just imagine them licking their wounds after that kind of OWNING.

  14. Marie – That is the word on the street. Perhaps someone in the media will call Seth Williams and ask him. This would be a HUGE story. And I agree that it would be refreshing for someone in that Office to take a stand. There is no way that Fina & Costanzo should be prosecutors. They have been up to no good on the taxpayers’ dime for far too long.

  15. gulag – Best to just ignore the shills/trolls. Or — just OWN them like I do.

    They live for the attention. Don’t give it to them. The one trolling you has been trolling me for months. He may actually be a shill too – for Fina & The Corbett Pervs.

  16. As a gullible joebot, I HATE Frank Fina. Fina exposed JoePa for the enabler of kid-touching that he was. That is NOT OKAY. So now I’m willing to overlook blatantly illegal behavior by Kathleen Kane because that detracts from something bad happening to Fina.

  17. Some sick cowardly MF imposter keeps making fake postings in my name. Now I know why there are only 5 people posting here anymore. Everyone else is tired of the nonsense and lack of controls by the moderator. If the site has no credibility, then it’s a waste of time, so people just get fed up and leave. Apparently, the owner/moderators don’t care, if the best they can do is impose a silly type in the numbers box to prove you are “human”. Pathetic at multiple levels.

  18. Hold on!! Someone actually was brave enough to resign rather than work with Frank Fina? Who is it?? I want to shake his or her hand !!!

  19. Impostor commenter –

    Do you think you are funny? You are not.

    Do you think you can stamp out the truth with your nonsense? You can’t.

    BTW – Has Eakin resigned yet?

  20. Because it sounds a lot to me like when Kane fired the career HR Director who recommended that Gropey “The Hands” McDuecker be terminated.

  21. Many are saying that Seth’s 1st Assistant has resigned – and that he made himself clear that Frank Fina should be fired.

    Where is the media on this? Is it true? Has anyone asked the DAO for comment?

  22. PU, you self-owned. Call it a day. You’ve gone above and beyond to show the world that you are a dumbass.

  23. Wait … So you are saying that all of these people want the racist woman-hating creeps to be removed from the City’s Payroll ARE NOT employed by the D.A.’s Office:

    The First Assistant D.A. in D.A.’s Office
    Sen. Anthony Williams
    Congressman Bob Brady
    Future Senator Katie McGinty
    President of The National Organization of Women
    Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
    President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez
    Councilwoman Cindy Bass,
    Councilwoman Blackwell,
    Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
    Councilwoman Marian Tasco
    Councilman Curtis Jones
    Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.,
    Councilman William Greenlee,
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

  24. PU, thank you for confirming that you are illiterate. Here is what I posted below at 2:44:

    “Pat Unger, I notice that not one of the persons listed is employed by the DA’s Office that you claim is all in chaos over your nemesis Frank Fina.”

    Not one. You, being an idiot, are apparently reading that to mean that I think one of them works there, which is the exact opposite of what I wrote. So we know two things for sure: 1. You are illiterate. 2. You don’t know shit about the Philly DA’s Office.

  25. Pathetic Shill-Boy,

    I have reviewed the list of Leaders (below) who have called for the racist woman-hating creeps to be removed from the City’s Payroll. But I do not see anyone who is employed by the D.A.’s Office (as you claimed)

    Sen. Anthony Williams
    Congressman Bob Brady
    Future Senator Katie McGinty
    President of The National Organization of Women
    Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
    President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez
    Councilwoman Cindy Bass,
    Councilwoman Blackwell,
    Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
    Councilwoman Marian Tasco
    Councilman Curtis Jones
    Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.,
    Councilman William Greenlee,
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

    Guess you better go back to typing “Waaaaaa” over and over.

  26. PU, can you not read? That would explain a lot.

    Maybe Seth will pull a Kathleen Kane and fire anyone who recommends that Fina should be terminated.

  27. Really, Fake Ha3 (pathetic shill) – which one is employed by the D.A.’s Office?

    Since you seem to be an insider shill – is it true that the First Assistant D.A., who wanted Fina and Costanzo fired, has abruptly resigned?

  28. Pat Unger, I notice that not one of the persons listed is employed by the DA’s Office that you claim is all in chaos over your nemesis Frank Fina.

  29. “As it relates to Frank Fina, Mark Constanza and Patrick Blessington, I know that they found this training seminar as instructional and helpful as I did,” finished Williams

    Really? Are they “cured”? Are they ready to issue an apology to Kathleen Kane (and the taxpayers)?

  30. Fake Ha3 – How do you know what the men and women at the DA’s Office think of Fina and Costanzo?

    It’s not just me, Fake Ha3. All of these Leaders have called for the racist woman-hating creeps to be removed from the City’s Payroll:

    Sen. Anthony Williams
    Congressman Bob Brady
    Future Senator Katie McGinty
    President of The National Organization of Women
    Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
    President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez
    Councilwoman Cindy Bass,
    Councilwoman Blackwell,
    Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
    Councilwoman Marian Tasco
    Councilman Curtis Jones
    Councilman Wilson Goode Jr.,
    Councilman William Greenlee,
    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

  31. Pat Unger, you’re full of shit. The Philly DA’s Office has hundreds of lawyers, 99% of them who don’t care one bit about this guy Fina who you get so worked up about. Sorry he prosecuted you, bro, but it’s time to move on.

  32. Someone close to Seth Williams needs to sit him down for a heart-to-heart.
    The steaming pile of dung (sting) case is going to blow up in his face. His hastily-arranged “training” is going over like a lead balloon.

    His Office is in a MUTINY over these two guys – Fina and Costanzo. Word is that the current 1st Assistant D.A. (Seth Williams’ top lawyer) is packing up his office after resigning. That’s how CRAZY things have gotten.

    Fina and Costanzo should be the ones resigning. The more people see the vile material they used their State computers to send around, the more people will turn against Williams and lose faith in his Office. And that is the biggest risk here. Already – those two could never step into a Philly courtroom and win a case. Now – they are dragging down the image of the entire Office (and especially Williams).

    Williams needs to put his anti-Kane feelings aside and do the right thing … finally.

  33. Waaaaaaa! Waaaa! It hurts my feelings so much that Fina sent some emails I don’t like! Wwaaaaaa! I’m going to exaggerate and call it CRIMINAL because I’m not a lawyer and don’t know what I’m talking about! Waaaaaa!

  34. There are lots of people who believe that Fina and his buddies “have something” on Seth Williams. It seems ridiculous … but that is how those guys roll.

    That may be the assumption because reasonable people assume Seth would be smart enough and decent enough to make sure his office is not littered with creeps like Fina.

    Philadelphia deserves better. As taxpayers, we all should DEMAND better.

  35. Ah. So Fina’s all sensitive now? Then if Williams finally decides to fire him, he’ll understand and be all okay with that? Good grief. The lot of them should be on the unemployment line.

  36. Wonder if Nick Field plans to write stories about:

    – the NOW petition calling for the removal of the racist woman-haters from the City’s Payroll

    – the City Council resolution calling for the removal of the racist woman-haters from the City’s Payroll

    – Bob Brady suggesting that Seth Williams needs to remove of the racist woman-haters from the City’s Payroll

  37. Observer – You are just joking … or predicting… I think … Right?

    There should be an investigation. I have been calling for one for months. But are they really doing one? Are they?

    If they were – wouldn’t Williams know? Wouldn’t he get rid of those hacks already?

  38. Does Williams also plan to give Fina and Costanza a course in how leaking grand jury materials is illegal? Better do it soon, before the DOJ investigation drops the other shoe…

  39. Also, I really need some money. Could you guys give me some money? I take PayPal. Thanks, Frank Little

  40. If the failure to take sensitivity training had not been reported by WHYY, it never would have happened. This one-day training with the trainer touting such wonderful results is a joke. He got paid to pretend to fix and then proclaim he fixed it. A one-day wonder.

  41. Seth Williams is trying to put an 800 pound gorilla to bed in a pack-n-play. It isn’t going to work. The issue with Fina and Costanzo isn’t “sensitivity.” Their issue is that they are racist, woman-hating creeps who used their State computers on vile, disgusting material.

    What they did was CRIMINAL. They prosecuted people for similar behavior. A person who thinks this is so funny should that they need to send it out to their white male buddies, not be a prosecutor:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

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