According to a story published in today’s Connecticut Post, Rev. Kenneth Moales Jr., who serves as Mayor Bill Finch’s campaign treasurer and Chairman of the Bridgeport Board of Education, turned himself in to State Police Troop G on outstanding arrest warrant on Monday night.
As quoted in the Connecticut Post, Connecticut State Police spokesperson, Lt. J. Paul Vance said Moales, “turned himself in at the barracks, what happens is he was processed and given a new court date.”
Last February, Kenneth Moales Jr. was stopped for speeding and driving an unregistered vehicle. When Moales failed to appear for his court date, an arrest warrant was issued on September 11th.
It is interesting to note that Moales apparently blames the Connecticut Post for his legal troubles.
As the Connecticut Post reported today, “Just after noon on Tuesday, Moales posted a message to his 7,242 followers on Twitter about the Connecticut Post’s coverage of the arrest warrant: “CT POST NEEDS readers! I must stay focused, Ignore the Critics & Solve The Real Problems! We are doing a good work & WE WILL NOT COME DOWN!!!”
When a reporter replied with a request for comment via Twitter, Moales responded with a tweet: “I will not call nor will I ever speak with you again until you apologize to my wife! NEVER defile the sanctity of our home!”
The arrest warrant issue actually appeared initially here at Wait, What? in an article posted Monday morning, October 10th and entitled. “Kenneth H. Moales… You are wanted by the Connecticut State Police (Literally).”
The Connecticut Post then ran its first story, “Warrant brings more controversy to Moales” on Tuesday, kindly noting that “The warrant for Moales was also reported Monday by the “Wait, What?” blog, which has been very critical of Finch’s education initiatives.”
The Connecticut Post’s latest story “Rev. Scofflaw” turns himself in” also reveals some of the details surrounding the unregistered automobile that Moales was driving when he was stopped in February 2013.
As the Connecticut Post reports, “A spokesman for the state Department of Motor Vehicles said Moales has already corrected his infraction for driving his unregistered 2004 Cadillac Escalade this past February, when the ticket was issued.
Moales was sent two warning letters for not paying his local motor-vehicle taxes before the department cancelled his registration in February 2012, said DMV spokesman Bill Seymour.
It wasn’t until March 6 of this year, though, that Moales obtained a new registration for the Escalade.”
This means Moales was driving an unregister vehicle for at least 13 to 15 months.
The Connecticut Post story does not explain that, in this case, the Cadillac Escalade is actually owned by Moales’ church and not by Moales. The Post also fails to identify whether the local property taxes on the Escalade had been paid or whether the vehicle was ever driven without insurance.
Finally, Moales statement that, “I will not call nor will I ever speak with you again until you apologize to my wife! NEVER defile the sanctity of our home!” is yet another example of Kenneth Moales anger management problem and his combative, bullying style. It is very reminiscent of his verbal assault on Board of Education member Sauda Baraka when he returned to a Board of Education meeting to threaten her for moving to censure Moales him for previous comments he had made at an earlier Board of Education meeting.
You can read the CT Post’s coverage of Moales latest problems here: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Warrant-brings-more-controversy-to-Moales-4914909.php and http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Rev-Scofflaw-turns-himself-in-4917711.php