Sereni Vindicated? How?
The crime-fighting solicitor and corruption exposer has been proved right.
If back-dating an ethics form that doesn't appear to hide any ethics violations is the height of corruption, well then I hope no one finds out about the two parking tickets I got last Wednesday.
Still, how this is supposed to help Mark Sereni hang on to his $260,000-a-year job as the district's solicitor is beyond me.
It looks like it can only hurt his chances more.
After all, it's pretty clear that in his attempt to keep his 17-year gig going, he's perfectly willing to tattle on and embarrass his own clients. His attempt to drum up public support for himself at their expense, urging other clients to demand answers from them on matters he's advised them to keep quiet about, is not something many lawyers would do. Or find seemly.
Add in his history and self-serving view of the attorney-client privilege, his questionable legal advice on a number of matters and his close, personal and enabling friendship with Keith Crego and there seem plenty of good reasons to get rid of him.
Sereni played lead trumpet with K.C. and his Sunshine Band. Apparently, that's a bit of an embarrassment to him now that Crego is under criminal investigation and privately
reviled by local GOP leaders.
"Thanks, Brother," Sereni once wrote Crego for trying to get him yet another district solicitorship.
In retrospect, he might have added, "Yeah, thanks a lot!"
Given Sereni's concern with being tainted by the corruption he feels is all around him, it's amazing that he hasn't felt the need to wash his hands of the district once and for all.
Oh, I forgot. He cares so much about the district that he simply can't walk away from it now in its greatest hour of need. And then there's all those billing hours...
What would Penn Delco do without Mark Sereni? I have a feeling we're going to find out.