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Who Gets 77% Commission?

In a recent post we reported that the 2010 BPPA tax form shows a $259,743 commission payment on  $336,494 sales (~77%) to Commonwealth Productions, 264 Raynor Street, Whitman, MA.

A Commonwealth Productions in Braintree shows Lisa Hutchinson is manager. Lisa Hutchinson owns, and may inhabit, the house at 264 Raynor Street, Whitman, MA with David Gargano. David was arrested in 2009 during the break up of a heroin ring and listed his address as the Raynor Street house; he was arrested again in 2010 “for uttering false prescription, writing improper prescription and obtaining drug by fraud,” and again listed the Raynor home as his residence. Lisa is still listed as owner.

Historical records show a Lisa Hutchinson arrested in 1991 along with her husband David Gargano and other Gargano family members. David was later convicted for a scam where they fraudulently solicited funds, claiming to be police officers and firemen, and failed to tell people they were paid professional fundraisers. (from The Boston Globe, Jul 30, 1991)

Also in 1991, “[Gargano's] Derry house [in New Hampshire] was being used for the phone advertising operation of at least one and possibly two other trademark names listed with the New Hampshire secretary of state’s office as proprietorships operated by either Gargano or his wife, Lisa Hutchinson… Coalition of Public Safety is registered in New Hampshire by Hutchinson while an advertising business called Profit News United Citizens against Drugs was listed as operating at another home owned by Gargano at 9 Homestead Drive in Raymond.”

Who made a 77% commission selling advertisements for the BPPA’s Pax Centurion in 2010? Lisa Hutchinson.

On April 19, 2011 a court order by the Secretary of the Commonwealth ordered an involuntary dissolution of Commonwealth Productions.

-tulasana, axb21, unaspenser, and msjacks AKA caulkthewagon

9 comments on “Who Gets 77% Commission?

  1. msjacks
    07/14/2012

    In 2004, Lisa and her daughter, Nicole Gargano, sued a Stop & Shop that’s an approximate five minute drive from the Raynor Ave house. The case was dismissed because they didn’t respond to interrogatories.

    http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=200421672004MassAppDiv163_12119.xml&docbase=CSLWAR2-1986-2006

    Nicole sued again without Lisa and was awarded $5500.

    http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=200621882006MassAppDiv182_12180.xml&docbase=CSLWAR2-1986-2006

  2. FYI
    07/14/2012

    Just for fun… Excerpt from “Stick Your Neck Out & See What Happens” by Patrick Anderson on book about The Strangler:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/04/AR2007020401120.html

    “Landay does a good job of turning over the rock to reveal the dark side of a city that we often think of in terms of its educational and cultural glories. The mob is vividly portrayed, from the seldom seen boss of bosses to a crazed thug called Vincent “the Animal” Gargano, who, in one of the novel’s strongest segments, forces Joe Daley, the cop, to go to work for the mob. Joe, who’s not terribly bright, is a gambler who finds himself owing $20,000 (twice his annual salary) to mob controlled loan sharks, and Gargano makes it clear that if he can’t pay up, he’ll either take orders from the mob or be killed. Joe sinks deeper and deeper into the quicksand of corruption until even he realizes he’s doomed.”

    —–

    In all seriousness… this is some of the Google-able activities of Nicole, Anthony, and David Gargano between 2008 and 2010, when the hundreds of thousands of BPPA money was going to the “business” located at 264 Raynor Ave…

    MAR 2009: Linwood St., motor vehicle investigation. Summons: David P. Gargano, 41, 264 Raynor Ave., Whitman. Charges: Conspiracy to violate drug law.

    http://www.wickedlocal.com/abington/news/police_and_fire/x711738110/Police-log-March-18-April-4#ixzz20bWGJxeP

    JUN 2009: Anthony D. Gargano, 22, 264 Raynor Ave., Whitman was charged with violating an abuse prevention order after a call from Main Street about a possible violation.

    AUG 2009: David P. Gargano on charges of failure to stop for police [in connection with heroin ring breakup].

    http://www.wickedlocal.com/randolph/news/x1991352467/Randolph-Police-break-up-heroin-ring#ixzz20bbyFiad

    SEPT 2009: Police arrested a 32-year-old East Bridgewater man Wednesday in connection with a nonfatal stabbing Monday night on Colebrook Boulevard in Whitman. Brian Hayes was arrested just before 3 a.m. on a warrant for charges of assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, Whitman police said. The condition of the victim, 22-year-old Anthony Gargano of Whitman, could not be determined Wednesday night.

    http://www.wickedlocal.com/whitman/news/x302142873/East-Bridgewater-man-held-after-Whitman-stabbing#ixzz20bZhHtWO

    MAR 2010: Gargano, Anthony D. (Kingston PD, charged with “Prescription, Utter False”…)

    JUN 2010: A charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon against Nicole Gargano, 20, of 264 Raynor Ave., Whitman, was amended to assault and battery. Gargano pleaded guilty to the amended charge as well as to a vandalism charge. Judge Mark Coven put her on probation until May 24, ordered her not to use drugs or alcohol and to submit to testing. Gargano assaulted a woman March 25 in Weymouth.

    http://www.patriotledger.com/news/cops_and_courts/x1602636390/Quincy-District-Court#ixzz20bTK9umf

    JUL 2010: A charge of utter false prescription filed against Anthony Gargano, 23, 264 Raynor Ave., Whitman, was dismissed. The charge originated March 29 in Kingston.

    JUL 2010: Caller reported a disturbance on Raynor Avenue. Police arrested Nicole A. Gargano, 20, of 264 Raynor Ave., on four default warrants, assault and battery on a police officer and possession of a Class A drug.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20120714142241/http://www.wickedlocal.com/kingston/news/police_and_fire/x41627340/COURT-NEWS-July-9#ixzz20bgiwRbq

    DEC 2010: Motor vehicle was stopped on Auburn Street and Newland Drive. Police arrested Anthony David Gargano, 23, of 264 Raynor Ave., for an OUI-liquor and plate number violation. Alex Oksanen, 23, of 123 Stetson St., was arrested for intimidating a witness, disorderly conduct and threat to commit crime.

    http://www.whitmanhansonexpress.com/whitman-hanson-news/7540-whitman-police-log-dec-13-dec-16.html

    • msjacks
      07/14/2012

      wow, that’s a LOT of info to digest, and a lot of lines of inquiries that have been opened! thanks for the comment! it’s even longer than our post itself!

  3. axb21
    07/14/2012

    Here is some more information about the Gargano family. A search of police logs reveals troubling events involving the people living at 264 Raynor Ave.

    April 2009, Abington police log: 1:20 p.m. Linwood St., motor vehicle investigation. Summons: David P. Gargano, 41, 264 Raynor Ave., Whitman. Charges: Conspiracy to violate drug law. (http://www.wickedlocal.com/abington/news/police_and_fire/x711738110/Police-log-March-18-April-4#axzz20Y852l2e)

    June 2009, Brocktonp police log: 10 a.m. Anthony D. Gargano, 22, 264 Raynor Ave., Whitman was charged with violating an abuse prevention order after a call from Main Street about a possible violation. (http://brocktonpolicelog.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html)

    March 2010, Kingston police log: Arrest: GARGANO, ANTHONY DAVID / Address: 264 RAYNOR AVE, WHITMAN, MA / Charges: PRESCRIPTION, UTTER FALSE (http://www.kingstonmass.org/filestorage/40/926/2135/March_29_10.pdf)

    July 2010, Whitman police log: 9:49 a.m. Caller reported a disturbance on Raynor Avenue. Police arrested Nicole A. Gargano, 20, of 264 Raynor Ave., on four default warrants, assault and battery on a police officer and possession of a Class A drug. (http://whitmanhansonexpress.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4135&Itemid=66)

  4. GeeOfficerKrupke
    07/14/2012

    Crooks Hutchinson & Gargano using an advertising biz as a front for…other crooks? Crooks H&G receiving an outsized “commission” for selling ad space (per Form 990, at least) for the official publication of a police union, headed by…other…?

  5. Steven
    07/15/2012

    A google search of Commonwealth Productions phone number also directs to another Braintree business, PRIME ADVERTISING / CAMERA GRAPHICS, INC, formed in 1998.

    http://www.bizapedia.com/ma/PRIME-ADVERTISING-CAMERA-GRAPHICS-INC.html

    781-848-8224

    According to Corporate filings, Prime Advertising’s business was “Advertising, newspaper publication, and commercial printing”.

    What else does prime have in common with Commonwealth? Date of Dissolution by Court Order or by the SOC: June 18, 2012

    http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corp/corpsearch/CorpSearchSummary.asp?ReadFromDB=True&UpdateAllowed=&FEIN=043441470

  6. dexteravenue
    07/15/2012

    Question: who prints and delivers physical copies of Pax Centurion, how much are they paid each year, and where is that reportesd on the tax form?

    • UnaSpenser
      07/18/2012

      we have not been able to determine that, yet. There are some rather large “expense” line items which are lump sums for office and “other” and such.

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