RAID: MINUTEMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES OWNER SUED

popcornTold you to get a bowl of Popcorn ready.  Might want to make that three or four bowls of popcorn.

In March 2012 Bob Bolus, father of MES owner Brian Bolus, was found guilty of insurance fraud.

A Lackawanna County jury convicted tow truck businessman and former mayoral candidate Bob Bolus on  of insurance fraud and theft by deception involving a claim he submitted. Prosecutors said the claim was grossly inflated and included damages that could not possibly have happened in the accident.

Brian Bolus, son of Bob Bolus,  testified for the prosecution in that trial.

Bob Bolus has had a previous brush with the law. A jury convicted him in September 1991 of two counts of receiving stolen property, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of criminal solicitation. He was sentenced to four months to two years in county prison, which he served in a work-release program.

HELLAVALOT MORE INTERESTING

The participation of IRS and FBI at the raid was puzzlement.   MES blamed the raid on complaints by former employees, which MES described as disgruntled.   Is it normal to raid a business and bring in FBI and the IRS over these types of complaints?   I would think the PA and Federal Department of Labor and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would have been included.

The presence of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) also raised questions of illegal dumping for natural gas waste.

Things just got a hellava lot more interesting.

Bob Bolus has filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit (RICO) against Brian Bolus.  Bob Bolus claims his son, Brian Bolus, lied under oath during the March 2012 trial.  The details of the lawsuit are not available at this time.

Keep in mind lawsuits do not generally appear overnight.  Lawsuits of this nature take months to prepare.

Was this lawsuit ready and waiting prior to the raid?

Is RICO the reason for the raid and IRS/FBI’s participation?

The only things missing from this story is sex and drugs.  Stay tuned, and have the popcorn ready.

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©2013 by Dory Hippauf

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