(Lynnfield, MA) — According to evidence presented in United States District Court, John Tierney’s brother-in-law paid Tierney’s family at least $223,000.00 for Patrice Tierney’s bookkeeping of the family’s illegal, Antigua-based, gambling empire. Last week, Tierney’s brother-in-law, Daniel Eremian, was ordered by a U.S. District Judge to forfeit $7.7 million of ill-gotten gains to the government. John Tierney’s family received monthly “gifts” for Patrice Tierney’s work as well as a VW Beattle. Congressional candidate Richard Tisei has challenged Tierney to donate the full value of all funds received by the Tierney family to a local charity. Today, Tisei’s campaign is launching a web-based mircrosite (Tierneyscharity.com) to assist Congressman Tierney in the search for a worthy charity.
“John Tierney sits on the Government Oversight Committee in judgment of others in the interests of clean government. In the same interest, he owes it to the voters to disgorge any and all money received by his family from the illegal gambling empire for which Patrice Tierney was the bookkeeper,” said Paul Moore, Tisei’s campaign manager. “This new microsite gives the voters of the district a chance to suggest to John Tierney an appropriate charitable cause where the $223,000.00 should be sent. We’ll be happy to share the results with the Congressman, as the results become available.”
Tierneyscharity.com became operational today and offers the voters a chance to be heard on the question of to which charity the Tierneys should give all funds derived from “Sports Off Shore” (the family’s illegal gambling empire).
“Sadly, Congressman Tierney has yet to answer the question as to whether he’ll ensure that this tainted money will no longer benefit he and his family. After the court’s ruling last week, it is clear that to be above any reproach, the Tierneys should disgorge the full value of all money paid to Patrice Tierney immediately,” said Moore. “Giving to the charity of their choice in Lynn or Salem or Beverly would be a great way to start restoring the faith of the voters in their Congressman. The question is, will John Tierney actually do something about this – or merely attack Richard Tisei yet again for daring to suggest that keeping this money is inappropriate.”