Wednesday, February 01, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! TEAM LEVOTA TAKES $10K HIT FROM MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION!!!!



The concept of ethics in Eastern Jack is inherently funny so we're linking this Missouri Ethics Consent Order that offers a strict penalty against Katherine Stepanek and The Show-Me Council along with name dropping local power player Phil LeVota throughout its pages.

A KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER rounds up the sitch . . .

"Katherine Stepanek, was just fined $10,000 and placed on 2 years probation for their 2014 violating numerous laws in the Thorley v. Roberson meth town slap fight. Readers will remember that the Levota's political reputation took a serious broadside in that race when Phil worked as the campaign consultant for the well- funded incumbent hotty Roxane Thorley, who was soundly trounced by newbie Roberson . . .

And for clarification, again, we tag this as "Team Levota" given the obvious connection to the to political movers and shakers Phil's name in the report . . .

For now the LeVota reign in this part of the KC metro has taken a serious hit but voters have a short memory and we wouldn't be surprised to see this team take another shot at local power amid so much talk of Democratic Party push back against Prez Trump.

You decide . . .

64 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Read a little closer than your TKC updaters want to spin it. It's an agreement by the committee to ONLY pay a $1,000 fine and it sure seems odd that the Ethics Commission investigates this committee when millions of secret, dark dollars are being donated to Republicans. Sounds like a hit on democrats.

Anonymous said...

Wait. Why is Jack Pletz the attorney working for the Missouri Ethics Commision in this case? He is the husband of Karen Pletz that killed herself after stealing millions of dollars from Kansas City University and then her husband kept the money. How is that unethical guy representing the ethics commission?

Anonymous said...

Forget they small time garbage fail player. Let's start focusing on James and crew people.

The shit they are getting away with speaks for itself.



Anonymous said...

Boy someone is still holding a grudge against the LeVotas to dig this deep to try to associate them with this. Just read the consent order and LeVota is listed as a campaign consultant in several campaign committees but not fined. How is this a hit against Team LeVota?

Anonymous said...

wasn't Stepanek married to Phil? That counts as part of his team doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Missouri Ethics Commission for investigating a city council race in Independence where the candidate lost. Great work. Oh and by the way...
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster raised more than $1.2 million from 68 donations larger than $5,000 apiece, some unknown money. Eric Greitens received a single donation of $1.975 million marking the single largest political contribution in Missouri history to an individual candidate but no one knows from who.
Maybe our tax dollars should be looking somewhere else instead of picking investigations based on political vendettas.

Anonymous said...

Really? Trump is destroying the country and you all want to bitch about this crap. Get out and protest! We can't let this country be taken over!

Anonymous said...

Jack Pletz, attorney for the Missouri "ETHICS" Commission going after a committee in a city council race? His wife stole millions from our university and he profited from it. You have got to be kidding me? Why isn't that the story Tony? How is this guy working for the agency enforcing ETHICS?

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2011/03/tkc-exclusive-kcumbs-president-and-ceo.html

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Anonymous said...

No surprise here. Phil LeVota has been suing the Missouri Ethics Commission for years involving when the Ethics Commission tried to illegally force a person to violate their rights. (Interesting follow in casenet) Freedom INC was being investigated and LeVota represented one of their officers. The Commission broke the law and LeVota hasn't let the issue go, so the Ethics Commission cherry picked this investigation to get back at him. Be careful Phil. You pissed them off. The Missouri Unethics Commission is trying to get you.

Anonymous said...

Roxanne Thorley is hot!
https://www.facebook.com/roxann.thorley

Anonymous said...

Phil was sanctioned for unethical conduct in the Freedom case by a circuit court judge. Not the MEC.

Anonymous said...

Also, what kind of a pussy ass bitch has his wife take the heat for what he did? Seriously. Punk ass.

Anonymous said...

The Missouri Ethics Commission is anything but ethical. The commissioners are 3 Democratic insiders and 3 Republican insiders. It takes 4 to agree on an outcome. Doesn't take a genius to figure out the only ones who they go after are those not liked by insiders from either party.

The MEC makes up and interprets laws as they see fit and then one must appeal to the Administrative Hearing Commission where their decisions are rubber stamped. To get any real justice you must go to the circuit court where a real court can rule.

Anonymous said...

Pretty darn hard to argue that you got screwed when you CONSENTED to the order that you violated the law......Also, isn't it funny to watch Phil (or should we now call him Phyllis) hid under his wife's skirt like a little bitch so his wife could take the heat for what he did.

Anonymous said...

Thorley IS hot, but she's got bigger balls than little cuckold Phil who is crying for his wifey to do all of his fighting.

Anonymous said...

Surprised this took so long to get out, I had heard about 3 months ago in Blue Springs Muni court that Phil was getting popped.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the judge was never a fan of Phil's. I used to get a kick out of his rants about "Shrek" and his brother.

Anonymous said...

Judge? What judge? This is a civil case. No one got poppped, dumbass. A political action committee has to pay a fine.

Anonymous said...

LeVota was never sanctioned by a judge in the Freedom case. He represented Freedom in the MEC case. LeVota is suing the Ethics Commission for their actions and the MEC is trying real hard not to let the light of day see what they did.

Anonymous said...

11:25 and 11:27AM: Sound like LeVota stole your girlfriend. It's not nice to make up stories. You know that the feds read this blog and they can see exactly who posts. You might find yourself in court facing your alternative facts.

Anonymous said...

Some guy said he gets his news from Blue Springs Municipal Court? Now that is credible.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of anonymous troll douchebags. You try to insult LeVota from your basement but none of you have the balls to say anything to his face or put your name to your posts. I'm sure you probably are the guys that kiss his ring when you see him. Who's the bitch? Ask Mary Kerr, I think he had something to say to one of the LeVotas once.

Anonymous said...

How is it that Phil LeVota still has a license to practice law?

Anonymous said...

How is that he has a license? He hasn't done anything wrong. He was my mom's lawyer and he was great. What the hell are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

I've read and re-read the consent order. I like Phil and think he has done a great job for democrats. But this case says a political action committee failed to file disclosures and that there were problems with a political mailing. The committee (not a person) has to pay only $1000 and it is over. Phil Lavota doesn't have to pay anything and the case is not about him except that he helped democrat Thorley against Republican Roberson. Are there that many people that hate that he is successful to garner this much crap for a non-story? He must be doing something right to get this response because all of the insulters sound like Trump spinners of crap with no evidence.

Anonymous said...

Haters going to hate.

Anonymous said...

Come on, this is TKC. This is where negative, unsuccessful, anonymous cowards make themselves important in attacking successful, positive people. They know how sad their lives are but are desperately looking for some salvation in trying to throw things at others. The only people with real integrity will sign their name to a negative post and stand by it. Anyone? I didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

Isn't everyone tired of all this negativity? Both parties need to just stop.

Anonymous said...

Reality check: People are unkind about Phil because he is a world class douche and likes to dish it out, but he is to big of a pussy to take it himself. Hides behind women when it gets tough. I also like how Phil mentioned above that the "Feds" monitor blogs for posters saying mean things about him. Nice to see him openly expose himself as the rat that we all know that he is. His family would have been proud.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sanders, You are fucking going to federal prison. Have you told your wife that yet?

Anonymous said...

Oh, 3:51, you forgot to mention your name as you called out Phil. And btw, don't give Phil credit for knowing about the feds. I mentioned that the feds monitor this website because I was visited by an agent who told me they look at it when they were/are investigating the ongoings in the Jackson County Courthouse....where you just might work.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a dog in this fight really, but what Levota did to one of the kindest and giving men in our city was unconscionable. I hear Robertson just got back from Haiti where he volunteered his time to help with dentistry for those that couldn't afford it. Phil should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Oh here we go. The Sanders people are still mad at Lavota? Sanders cut the deal to resign and not get prosecuted on his own. Lavota had nothing to do with that.

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:59: What Phil did to Roberson? What was that? He helped an incumbent democrat run a positive campaign. Did you see the negative mailers Roberson put out on Roxan Thorley calling her a liar? It is your sweet boy Roberson that should be ashamed for smearing a woman.

Anonymous said...

Sanders going to prison? What gives? Is there some new information?

Anonymous said...

The word in the courthouse is that the federal grand jury is investigating Mike Sanders. Many witnesses have been called already.

Anonymous said...

This post is so entertaining!

Anonymous said...

Whatever. Maybe my router address shows that I work at the courthouse, big deal. But I also worked there when you were "there", with "there" meaning rarely in your office or else you were on 11 polishing Bob's wand. Anyone that worked with you then knows you were a douche then and still are. Karma.

Anonymous said...

If you worked with LeVota and are so proud to still be stuck in the courthouse, how come you are such a coward to hide anonymously? Who's the douchebag? Sounds like LeVota was a better lawyer than you and you have penis envy!!

Anonymous said...

Ha! 4:06. A courthouse hack that anonymously posts on TKC because there is no way you could get a job in the private sector. Still wanting to relitgate LeVota/Sanders feud but hiding from any real integrity. That's par for this site!

Anonymous said...

I'm still here because I wasn't fired like you were. You were always a little bitch and still are.

Anonymous said...

I know who 4:06 is. Heck everyone here does. It's no surprise that it is only these posts where anything comes out. To your face 4:06 is the chief ass kisser. On here it's all different. 4:06 has been kissing my ass for years!

Anonymous said...

If someone knows Phil LeVota please get in touch with him so he can read these posts to see all of his haters! This is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

There aren't "all of these haters." Just one disgruntled pathetic person that never got promoted and is jealous of LeVota's successes. Please take pity on the courthouse hack.

Anonymous said...

4:11. You are still there because you are horrible at your job and you have been turned down at others and you know it. I worked with LeVota. He was awesome. You on the other hand suck and never will amount to anything. Quit drinking the koolaid and get back to work. You're wasting my tax dollars like you do everyday.

Anonymous said...

Nobody needs to get in touch with you Phil. We all know its you posting. Now get back under Bob and Dave's desk so you can be the next deputy!! Gotta earn that job!

Anonymous said...

Who is Bob and Dave?

Anonymous said...

You mean Dave and Buster?

Anonymous said...

There are some of us, not you, that refused to sell out and represent criminals for a living. That's called honor and integrity. Something you wouldn't understand.

Anonymous said...

I see that nobody has figured out that Vernon is responsible for posting about 90% of all of this bullshit over the years. He is longtime Tony source and loves to shake up the hornets nest.

Anonymous said...

McCaskill put pressure on Comey to stop the Sanders investigation and let Skippy resign. No one thought Trump would win and Claire would be a short-timer.

Anonymous said...

I've only got time for a few more points. Post away Phyllis, but this post will be dead after 5:00.

Anonymous said...

So Judge Vern sucks cocks?

Some things go too far said...

Now that is an ugly visual.

Anonymous said...

If 433 is right, Claire is looking at a very nasty reelection fight, which was a long shot even without a corruption issue like that.

Anonymous said...

Claire would not stick her neck out to help Mike Sanders. This indictment is coming.

Anonymous said...

If any of you are referring to the former Army Ranger and cop that later went on to become an associate circuit judge, then I think you are sadly mistaken my friend. Levota isn't capable of even holding his jockstrap. Oh, and Mr. Scoville is faithful to HIS wife.

Anonymous said...

Levota and Scoville are friends

Anonymous said...

I hope they finally indict Sanders and McClain for their land deals on the Independence Square. Too much tax money was spent there; including, miss used COMBAT money.

Orange is the New Black said...

Theresa Galvin is heading to prison too.

Anonymous said...

I like the guy on here that lashes out at others with his alternative facts that he "decided" to stay at his county job when everyone knows he couldn't get another job and is sad because he makes about a tenth of what Lavota makes.

Anonymous said...

I understand that Vernon can be nice to everyone's face, but if Phil and Paul think he is their "friend" then they've never herd Uncle Vern's rendition of "Shrek and his brother mini-P" whenever he's around a group that he thinks doesn't like them. It's pretty harsh, but funny.

Anonymous said...

Yes I have heard Phil and Paul talk about Vernon and they both hold him in high regard as a friend. Pretty sad if Vernon is talking that way. Maybe he isn't to be trusted. I don't know him.

Anonymous said...

Really? I know the Levotas were fighting with Sanders because of the way Sanders treated Scoville. It would be a shame if Vernon was playing everyone for a fool.