Korey tried to get legal representation. when he thought he could afford it he brought it to the attention of Nanaimo lawyers. One look at who was heading the trouble up and no one would represent him. It was in fact a councilor who told him that to get decent legal help he would have to "go accross the pond." There is no doubt that Korey needs legal representation. He hangs on to the word "korruption " like a sword. He truley does not understand what has happened to him.
Originally Posted by chardonnay
I think your post is absolutely true.
Across the Pond!!!
A sad, but true fact for anyone here in such a circumstance, Kickidee. I assume that that Councillor was a member of the Council PRIOR to the Nov./08 election.
Originally Posted by kickidee
And what about the myriad of "social service agencies" in this community? Not ONE of them came forward?? But then again, the City funds most of them, doesn't it, so why would they want to get involved!!!
I understand that the defendant was arrested after former Councillor Brennan called the RCMP. Ironically, the same former Councillor who supports these social agencies! (If I recall correctly, didn't she appear at a recent Council Meeting in an attempt to convince the Council to donate any salary increase to the United Way, as she was involved in its fundraising.)
A reason that someone can't get legal representation in Nanaimo and has to go elsewhere may also be because the lawyer or the firm she or he is in has, in the past, represented someone you're going after or defending yourself from. In that case they can't represent you. I once had a legal dispute with Frank Ney and Great National Land when Frank was mayor. Not a personal dispute, it was entirely business. He had a piece of "landlocked" property that he couldn't get access to without crossing a piece of my property. And I wasn't about to give it, at any price, because the access would have had to run fairly close to my house. So he was prepared to go to court over it.
Originally Posted by kickidee
I went to nearly every lawyer or law firm in Nanaimo, and none of them could take me as a client because they had represented Frank or one of his companies at one time or another.
I was lucky. I had a friend whom I went to high school with "across the pond" who was a lawyer. He took my case. Frank and his lawyers took one look at who they'd be up against, and decided to find another way, but it took several years, and he disposed of the land in a rather unique way.
This is a sad example of the old saying that "Them that has gets--more. Them that hasn't don't."
I was faced with having a three or four lane road running within about sixty feet of my home, which was in an otherwise rural area. I was prepared to do whatever I had to, to keep my privacy.
Life is very harsh, and extremely unfair, and that's another example of it.
To his credit (and maybe to mine) Frank and I remained friends. We shared war stories about our divorces at the dairy section of the Terminal Park Overwaitea on Sunday mornings for several months a few years later.
The good old days. If Frank had been mayor when this clean-up affair happened, I think he would have parked his baby blue Lincoln or his Suburban at the edge of the property and asked to come in to sit down at the kitchen table and talk to the family. If Korey had shown up at Frank's house, he most likely would have been invited in for a cup of coffee and a look at the great view from the back yard.
Please stick to the Korlek case!
With all due respect to other posters on this thread who wish to post their own "personal" stories, I am wondering if you have thought of starting a new thread for "your" personal story?
Reminder: This particular thread is about the Korlek family's case and if we stick to that, then maybe the interest of the readers will be maintained. Don't mean to sound harsh! Just an observation!
Originally Posted by Smokey©
Since you have mentioned the MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS, I thought that I would let you know that when this property matter was on the AGENDA of the City Council Meeting of March 12, 2007, the STAFF REPORT advised that the name of the PROPERTY OWNER was "Susan Korolek".
HOWEVER, it is recorded in the MINUTES of the same Council Meeting, that Korey is the OWNER of the property. (According to the Minutes, he was in attendance at that Meeting and addressed Council about the matter.)
So, once again, it would appear that a person can't believe everything they read in a case like this, whether it be in the media, OR in Minutes of City Council Meetings.
Smokey, Since you have read the staff report about this address maybe you could include the complainants who complained about this address or perhaps I could give you a list of them from the freedom of information transcripts. You will only find 2 names of the complainants unless the freedom of information at city hall Legislative services made a mistake. 2 complaainants divided by 13 = ???
Originally Posted by Smokey©
Smokey just like I told everyone in above quote a few months ago the invitation was to come see for yourself any information you may be intrested in knowing on the issue. That invitation is still open just PM me and I will arrange it for you.
Originally Posted by Piper
smokey, If you do more research you will find that the last time the Korlek property was cleaned up by the city was in 2005 and all was satisfactory including the mobile home which had a variance permit until the new neighbours next to the Korleks were told that the Korlek property was not for sale. Thats when the complaints started and have not stopped since then and continue till this day.
Seems so wrong when one is denied justice because the city has hogged up all the lawyers but this scenario makes more sense. I will add that there is a present counilor who welcomes Korey into his office, saw him this past week and any time he wants to visit.(In fact he always has) The only person wo was afraid of, and opposed to korey visiting was the past mayor. I will write more when this case is finished with the evidence about this.
Originally Posted by Nostradama
And yes, Frank was the same. He might decide to fight you legally but never got into the vengefull snits our past Mayor did. I think Frank may have had a healthier ego.