Thursday, October 29

Inky Lied: Feudale Provided Emails to AG

The Philadelphia Inquirer's report that AG Kathleen Kane surreptitiously obtained former Feudale's emails was refuted by evidence in the paper's possession.

Ray Blehar

In yet another case of bald-faced lying to protect Pennsylvania's corrupt network of prosecutors and judges, the Inquirer published a knowingly false story that Judge Barry Feudale did not give permission nor did he have knowledge that the Office of Attorney General (OAG) obtained his private emails.

Feudale's July 8, 2013 email to the Inquirer's Craig McCoy proves that the Inky knew Feudale turned over a very critical email to OAG Special Deputy Geoffrey Moulton.

                                          Bumbling Barry Feudale

Feudale fumble: Sent private
emails to Fina's AG account?
The Inky's October 27th story also implied that Kane had obtained the emails through surreptitious methods, but to its credit, allowed that Feudale's office security practices were quite poor.

Feudale provided his computer password to two of his secretaries, plus had it written on a Post It note on a pull out shelf in his desk. Additionally, the absent minded judge also kept the key to his office under the base of the American flag in the grand jury room.

In other words, any number of individuals could have accessed Feudale's office.  But that didn't stop the bumbling judge from acting as if he was the victim of the crime of the century.

"I am outraged by the invasion of my privacy. It shouldn't happen to anybody.  It not only upsets me, it saddens me."

But it gets even worse for Bumbling Barry....

After the paper's latest attempted smear, AG Kane informed the Inky's "corruption defenders" that Feudale's private emails were on the OAG's servers.

Citing yet another anonymous source (likely Frank Fina), the Inky reported that Feudale sent his private emails to a former top prosecutor (likely Frank Fina) in the attorney general's office.


But just when you thought things couldn't go any lower,  the Inky, Fina, and others in the corrupt network are questioning the ethics of Kane for not notifying Feudale that he accidentally left a trail of criminal evidence on a government computer system and then exposing his criminal behavior to the public.

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up!

Feudale oversaw the Bonusgate investigation that was also plagued by leaks.  The Sandusky grand jury investigation, which he also oversaw, was plagued by leaks to newspapers.

And now Feudale has been caught leaking secret information again.

Does the Inky really think the public is stupid enough to believe that Kane is the person with a leak problem?


  1. Ray,
    Another great analysis. Thank you.
    In 2013, Supervisory Grand Jury Judge Barry Feudale ordered an investigation of Grand Jury leaks in the DeNaples and Sandusky Grand Juries. The judge named two former co-workers of Frank Fina to conduct the investigation. The results have never been reported.

    One of Feudale's emails was to his personal attorneys in which he copied Fina. This certainly implies that Fina was a close confidant.

    Feudale and Fina have been the subject of your expert research in the past. Let's hope AG Kane can produce the appropriate documents to expose their manipulation of the Grand Jury process. Keep up the good work.

  2. Feudale deserves to be featured in the dumb criminals column. A judge writes an email about illegally giving reporters sealed court documents to embarrass an enemy, then stupidly copies it to a prosecutor in the Attorney General's office that the enemy heads.

    That's about as dumb as the drug dealer who called 911 to report his drugs were stolen.

    I doubt that Feudale actually gave the reporters the sealed court documents. The reporters didn't need them because Feudale could just tell them his side of the story. The one reporter did publish an article a few days after the email that gave Feudale's side of the story.

    The supreme court decided Feudale was unsuitable to continue as grand jury judge, so it wasn't just Kane who thought he was a problem. I think the email, where he discusses committing a crime, should cost him his position as judge.