What a record for appointments Joe Malone has. Just a stellar list. An incredible array of talent.
Here is this week’s Malone Star — Kyle Keady from Shirley
Town Administrator Kyle J. Keady allegedly planted a video camera in the ceiling of the women’s restroom in Town Hall, secretly recorded visitors to his office, and illicitly bugged his assistant and the town accountant, authorities said today.
Keady was appointed an Assistant Treasurer under Joe Malone.
Then there’s Jeffrey Stearns, Malone’s Deputy Treasurer, who was fired by Tim Cahill for having pornography on his computer, was then hired by U. Mass., and then fired when U. Mass. found out the circumstances of his departure from Cahill’s Office.
And who could forget another Malone Deputy Treasurer, Bob Foley, the mastermind behind the theft of $9.4 million from Malone’s State Treasury?
And my personal favorite thief, John “Trixie” Trischitta who Malone put in charge of the Unpaid Check Fund that he stole from.
Let’s not forget Malone’s friend and chief fundraiser, Richard Arrighi, who was also involved in that scam and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. It was Arrighi who convinced Malone to hire Bob Foley, and then Foley paid back Arrighi by helping him rip off the Commonwealth.
Then there is that star Malone appointee, Mary Connaughton, CFO for the Mass. Lottery under Malone, now running on that record to become State Auditor, although, as the Lottery’s CFO, she never allowed a single, professional, outside audit of the Lottery. Check out Joe DeNucci’s audit of the Lottery’s performance under CFO Mary Connaughton’s watch.
And now Joe Malone and Mary Connaughton are back in the spotlight, once again trying to serve the public, trying to add to their achievements, and maybe even break the Nixon White House record for corruption in government. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so tragic.