UPDATE: Lombardi vs. The World
I asked Kelly if Paula Lombardi signed the documents she said she would to end her being in contempt of court.
He told me she hadn't. When she arrived at the scheduled meeting, he said, she asked where Fred was.
Kelly reminded her that she told him not to bring him. And that's true because I heard Paula's end of the conversation with my own ears. I was in her Springfield home when it occurred.
So the documents didn't get signed as per ordered by Pagano and Paula remains in contempt of court.
There is a hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow in Judge Pagano's courtroom.
That's Paula, over there, in happier times.
UPDATE II: Kelly also told me that Lombardi told him she was going over to see Judge Pagano herself. I called the judge's chambers and I was told that she did attempt to see the judge but was told she needed to leave. And she did.
"The judge does not see people ex parte," his secretary explained. The contempt hearing is on for tomorrow morning.
So far my efforts to reach Lombardi have been unsuccessful. I will keep trying.
She did call my editor this morning and complained that I misquoted her in saying that she would comply with the judge's order "under duress." She is incorrect about that. That's exactly what she said According to Kelly she told him at their meeting that I also misquoted him and that he too should complain to my editor. He told me he had no complaints about how he was quoted.
I plan to see everybody tomorrow.