On my previous post – Steven Fornal, here she comes! – somebody left this comment:
December 24, 2012 at 3:35 PM
Now Jon, why involve Steve in your vendetta against the Bernardos. He’s not involved and you just are upset because he wrote a letter in support of Terry. His only offense is stating his opinion. Just as you and your friends state yours. I agree with you on most of your posts, but Steve isn’t a part of the government issues going on, so why involve him.. Go ahead and give it to the Bernardos all you want because they chose to be public figures, but leave those who have no reason for your scorn out of it.
My dear Anonymous, I admire the civil tone of your comment, but let’s agree to disagree. Your wrote that Fornal’s “only offense is stating his opinion.” Wrong. Fornal’s ofense is not stating an opinion. Fornal’s ofense is lying.
For almost six years now, Steven L. Fornal is spreading lies about Manuela Michailescu. He knows why he is doing it, and so do I. In due time you’ll know too.
The fact that Manuela and I went through a bankruptcy is a matter of public record. Thanks to David O’Halloran and the Bernardos, it also became a matter of ignorant gossip. It took us, our lawyer, the judge, and the bankruptcy trustees almost three years to sort out the intricacies of the case. It took Steven Fornal five minutes to start dispensing his uneducated opinion.
From papers peddled by Terry Bernardo, Fornal glimpsed the liabilities, but failed to register a defining detail: ours was an ASSET case. Like a broken record unaware of the digital age, Fornal keeps repeating, repeating, repeating the same outrageous lies:
[Manuela Michailescu]… “and her husband ‘somehow’ secured over THREE DOZEN credit cards and MAXED OUT every one of them to a total of just under a MILLION DOLLARS.
Three dozen? Maxed out? Million dollars?
Please check the Final Report issued by the Trustee, and see for yourself the list of 24 credit cards (issued to 2 people and 2 corporations). Fornal added another dozen… Fair, right? Just stating his “opinion…”
Check the total of legitimate claims: $259,310 (25% of the million invented by Fornal!)
Now check the Chapter 7 Closing Report in an Asset Case: Our assets were sold for $304,069.
That’s exactly $45,000 more than $259,310, the total amount of legitimate claims. According to the Department of Justice, in most Chapter 7 cases the average cents on the dollar is somewhere around zero. Don’t be too harsh on Steven Fornal for not mentioning any of this – neither does Richard Cahill Jr. and he calls himself a lawyer, for crying out loud.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco