As Kenneth H. Moales knows, there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Some people can’t seem to grasp the concept that in a nation of laws, the law applies to everyone.
Kenneth Moales Jr. may be Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer. He may be Chairman of the Bridgeport Board of Education (for a few more months). He may be a key ally in Governor Malloy and Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor’s effort to promote charter schools and the corporate education reform industry in Connecticut.
Kenneth Moales Jr. may even be the biggest supporter of faux superintendent of schools, Paul Vallas.
But the fancy suits, the swagger and the bullying can only cover up so much.
On September 11, 2013 an arrest warrant was issued for Kenneth H. Moales of Bridgeport Connecticut. As of today, that warrant apparently remains unresolved.
The charge: Failure to Appear.
One of the basic rules of a civil society is when people are called to court for breaking the law, they need to show up, preferably with a lawyer.
But Kenneth Moales Jr. decided to skip the court date when summoned for speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle last February.
Seven months later, an arrest warrant was issued for his failure to appear….
And now Kenneth Moales Jr. is still failing to follow the law.
The pattern is the same…
Paul Vallas doesn’t need to go through the legally mandated proper procedures to serve as the head of Bridgeport’s school.
Commissioner Stefan Pryor doesn’t need to follow the law when he waives Vallas’ need for certification.
Mayor Bill Finch doesn’t need to follow the law and allocate the local education funds needed to meet Bridgeport’s minimum budget requirement.
For more than two years, Kenneth Moales ran a church with a daycare center in it without ever getting the legally mandated certificate of occupancy.
And now we learn that Kenneth Moales apparently believes he doesn’t even have to show up in court when required.
One wonders how long it will be before Kenneth Moales Jr. turns himself into the Connecticut State Police to face up to his outstanding arrest warrant.
Kenneth Moales’ Docket Number is: S20N-MI13-6283886-S
Details can also be found at: http://www.jud2.ct.gov/VOP/VOPDetail1.aspx?Key=S20NMI136283886S