Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, DECEmbER 16, 2022 Defendants Philbins, Alcy fail to show for depositions; a billionaire buddy to whom Resnek owes his life By James Mitchell Amongst the missing According to sources close to the case, Mary Schovanec, longtime office manager for the Everett Leader Herald newspaper, along with Tara Philbin, CEO of Philbin Insurance, have refused to testify after being subpoenaed by Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s legal team in his ongoing lawsuit after Resnek admitted – and boasted – about his solicitation and receipt of thousands of dollars in cash from opponents of Mayor Carlo DeMaria, pocketed by Philbin and Resnek to fund their campaign to defeat DeMaria and elect his opponents. It has also been learned that MARCHETTI CORP. 19 4.20 4.30 4.68 Available in 1 & 5 gal. Containers 4.05 DEF At The Pump $4.75 Gal. DIESEL TRUCK STOP Guerline Alcy, the former City of Everett employee who recently lost in the state representative primary race, was ordered to appear after she claimed in a story published by Resnek in the Leader Herald that she was sexually harassed by the mayor while working in the Mayor’s Office for over a decade. It was reported that Alcy had since cancelled her deposition weeks ago, failing to produce documents, including communications between herself, Resnek and Philbin. It is believed that motions will be filed against the parties to produce documents as well as appear at their depositions in the near future. To bag or not to bag During ongoing depositions, Resnek was presented with texts and emails in which he details alleged payments from mayoral challenger Fred Capone’s supporters where he would be receiving cash payments to help fund the newspaper through the 2021 elections. Resnek even went as far as producing a plan to newspaper owner Matthew Philbin describing three donors: Mr. A, B and C, who would donate thousands of dollars to the newspaper’s production and home delivery budget. Resnek claimed he couldn’t recall who the three men were. Resnek would then describe to Philbin and email confidants the scenarios of picking up the cash, Carlo Demaria, Jr. vs. Everett Leader Herald, Sergio Cornelio, Joshua Resnek, matthew Philbin and Andrew Philbin, Sr. (Editor’s Note: This story was published in the Everett Advocate on Sept. 23, 2022) whether at a breakfast meeting outside a restaurant on Main Street or at meetings with Capone or his supporters. “I owe him my life” In the fourth deposition of the Leader Herald publisher/reporter, Resnek discussed his “billionaire buddy” Joseph O’Donnell, a former Everett native who was responsible, according to Resnek, for getting his son into Harvard by way of an introduction by former Everett Supt. of Schools Frederick Foresteire. In one of his many emails to his good pal Russell Pergament, the newspaper publisher who brought Boston the failed Tab and Metro newspapers, Resnek was all giddy when he stated that he owed O’Donnell his life for getting his son into Harvard. In typical Resnek fashion, he tells Pergament in a May 2019 email not to “share this with anyone” – that “my billionaire buddy from Everett Joe O’Donnell – we’ve been friends for about 30 years. He got my kid into Harvard and Harvard Law School. I owe him my life – and I do some work for him.” Resnek would attest that he had “many meetings” with O’Donnell to discuss the casino license for which O’Donnell, along with his partner, Richard Fields, of Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC (SSR), who partnered up with Caesar’s Entertainment for the Class A gaming license. SSR would lose out to Steve Wynn and the City of Everett for the gaming license as Caesar’s was found not suitable by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s Investigative Enforcement Bureau (IEB) over financial stability. In a May 3, 2019, email to O’Donnell, Resnek offered his two cents about the Mass. Gaming Commission’s ruling to let Wynn Resorts hold onto their license, despite, in typical fashion, claiming without any facts that Wynn was guilty. A familiar theme for Resnek – no facts, all fiction. “What does this mean for us – for you and me?” asks Resnek. “It means my shit-ass nitwit newspaper of record with me at the helm – is worth more than it was when the week began.” At least he was half right. Resnek then attempts to hype his “public voice in print and online” that “may not mean much to anyone else but means a lot to me.” Resnek continues his jealous rage, falling back on his pitiful spiel of trashing the mayor, falsely calling him greedy, disloyal, a government informant, a common thief and a jerk. “Remember Joe, this fat useless f@#k so adored in your hometown, is not so unlike all of us. He wants a cut of whatever he does with this money which is not his. Unlike us, he is an elected public official. His share is his salary but then, as my old Irish mentor always told me, ‘The W-2 doesn’t tell the whole story about the mayor's salary.’” Resnek spins his yarn, telling O’Donnell that whichever one of his lawsuits he files survives can be used as a bargaining chip for a settlement. In 2019, the RICO lawsuit filed by O’Donnell and SSR against Wynn was dismissed by the court. Another swing and a miss for the wordsmith. Meanwhile, back at the deposition, when asked to expand on his relationship with O’Donnell, Resnek tells Attorney Jeffrey Robbins that he met with O’Donnell in 2020 and 2021, when, he claimed, he was trying in vain to sell his manuscript. When asked about the work he claimed he performed for O’Donnell in his email to his “dear friend” Pergament, Resnek stated that he was never emLAWSUIT | SEE Page 15

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