by Lonnie Brennan
A key member of “the team” that legal documents indicate set out to disrupt the internal operations of the Massachusetts Republican Party apparatus (the MassGOP – see “Digital Fingerprints” story link below), and wage a war of personal destruction against now former chairman Jim Lyons, has concluded the fastest legal review in history.
It apparently took less than 48 hours for newly installed chair Amy Carnevale to fulfill her promise to do due diligence to fully evaluate the legal lawsuit against certain parties, including party treasurer Pat ‘Machine Gun Photo Sent to Lyons’ Crowley.
Carnevale has Crowley now fully engaged as the party’s treasurer, and gave him his first order of business: send a termination check to MassGOP Executive Assistant Elizabeth Groot.
Crowley had been sued by the MassGOP approximately a year ago after he unilaterally shut off access to the MassGOP banking account, causing a rent check to bounce and threatening other expenditures. Through court-sanctioned sworn depositions, Crowley admitted his unilateral actions were because he did not agree with a non-financial decision by Lyons (the rejection of a Republican city committee vote which was shown to have occurred with massive voter fraud).
Through the deposition process, Crowley was found to temporarily shut down the Party finances, disrupt the Party, and work with or be supported by those waging a war of personal destruction against Lyons, and by extension his wife and his flower/ice cream business. He was accused of unlawful actions.
Executive Assistant Groot was seen by many this past year as a galvanizing force, able to work with all members of the Republican State Committee – the elected governing board of the MassGOP. She was particularly praised for her work on the Republican convention last year, and her ability to always find the answer and solution to help anyone. She was terminated by Carnevale.