Mr. Langan Refuses to Release LEGAL PUBLIC Information in his Paper

Mr. Langan published a June 8, 2011 edition in which he stated Joe Kakish was a 'lawyer.' However he refuses to acknowledge that this information is false. Why? Because he'll look like the hack he is because he doesn't fact check? Or maybe he's getting paid off to put a halo on Mr. Kakish's head?
Per the below e-mail transcript:

RE: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this 1 recipients CC: recipientsYou MoreHide Details FROM: TO: Message flagged Monday, August 8, 2011 9:51 AM Message body Knock yourself out.
Jim Langan
Executive Editor
Hudson Valley News
845-233-4651     -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this
From: Truth Seeker
Date: Mon, August 08, 2011 7:37 am
To: "jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com"
<jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com>

These claims are documented and are reported per the County Clerk, Dutchess County Supreme Court and official NYS Documents. I am dissapointed in your apparent bias which is now making me wonder why you you have run stories on the current town board but not a candidate who has $75,000 in legal judgements in credit card debt which is on the public record. I think your bias in this matter needs to be called to attention to the public. From: "jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com" <jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com>
To: Truth Seeker
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:25 PM
Subject: RE: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this

Again, we are not in the business of reporting unsubstantiated accusations made by anonymous sources. Identify yourself. If you don't have the courage of your convictions, you can't expect HVN to do your dirty work for you. I put my name on everything I report. So should you.  JKL
Jim Langan
Executive Editor
Hudson Valley News
845-233-4651     -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this
From: Truth Seeker
Date: Sun, August 07, 2011 8:25 pm
To: "jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com"
<jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com>

I find that rather unusal  for you as I am an avid reader of your publication and didn't think you would choose to ignore this story. A candidate who's combined amount in legal judgements of over $75,000 between him and his wife is public record and the residents of Hyde Park should be aware of who they are voting for. Afterall, you appeared to be doing it about Martino and the rest of the board. My questiion is why are you not interested now? From: "jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com" <jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com>
To: Truth Seeker
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2011 8:11 PM
Subject: RE: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this

Still need a real person to identify themself. Anonymous accusations don't fly with me or HVN.
Jim Langan
Executive Editor
Hudson Valley News
845-233-4651     -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this
From: Truth Seeker
Date: Sun, August 07, 2011 4:45 pm
To: "jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com"
<jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com>

Look for yourself-   http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/cntyclrkweb2/cpinternet.aspx  search joseph and meryana kakish   http://it.ocfs.ny.gov/ccfs_facilitysearch/viewprofile.aspx?&facility_id=208686 the list of violations for his daycare   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joseph-Kakish-For-Hyde-Park-Town-Supervisor/232225426793465  his facebook page where he links the PoJo article listing him as an attorney and lists his graduation from souther new england law, the non ABA school   http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/aba_approved_law_schools/in_alphabetical_order.html the listing of accredited law schools.   http://www.mass.gov/bbe/  mass bar exam results where he is NOT listed and lists eligibilty   http://www.nybarexam.org/Eligible/Eligibility.htm new york state eligibility rules   You can choose to ignore this information, but it already has been sent to other news media outlets and as it is public record and no sources are required to confirm this so you may want to look into it further.   A Loyal Democrat From: "jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com" <jimlangan@thehudsonvalleynews.com>
To: Truth Seeker
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2011 3:23 PM
Subject: RE: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this

I would need you to identify yourself before taking any of this seriuosly. Do so and we'll talk.  JKL
Jim Langan
Executive Editor
Hudson Valley News
845-233-4651     -------- Original Message --------
Subject: FYI before the other news media gets wind of this
From: Truth Seeker
Date: Sun, August 07, 2011 3:13 pm
To: "JIMLANGAN@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM"
<JIMLANGAN@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM>

I wanted you to hear about this before it gets out.  Kakish misrepresented himself as an attorney in an article in June. Him and his wife also have numerous legal judgements against them and serious violations with the state regarding their daycare:   In a June 13, 2011 story, erroneous information was reported pertaining to the occupation of a GOP candidate in the town of Hyde Park. Mr. Joseph Kakish was noted as being an attorney, however at the August 5th caucus it was announced he only recently took the bar exam. Mr. Kakish graduated from a non-accredited American Bar Association law school and under New York state rule 250.5, it excludes him from taking the bar exam. Mr. Kaksih is eligible only to take the bar exam in the states of Massachusetts, where he obtained his degree, or in the state of California.  Mr. Kakish's name does not appear on any bar exam passing results as of the last reportable exam of February 2011 so it may be assumed that he took the test on July 27, 2011. Therefore Mr. Kakish was not a practicing attorney at the time that story was reported. It can be assumed he misresprented himself as an attorney for the benefit of his potential candidacy in the upcoming election. No further correction was made in the Journal to correct this information.   One interesting note is that filed with the Dutchess County Clerks office and City of Poughkeepsie Court are several legal judgments that have been filed against Mr. and Mrs. Kakish as well as his business receiving complaints and being found guilty of several serious violations within a six month period of time in 2010 per the NYS Office of Children and Families, all of which is available to the public on their website.   Thank you for your consideration to the correction of the reported information.

 

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