I started this blog in 2010 and continued till last year when I decided that no one appreciated my transparency for the building and how much time it takes to write this.
Unfortunately, there has been a huge scandal in the building that could have been avoided and thus not get into the Palm Beach Post.
First the blast from the building that did not give all the facts so everyone started to gossip and finally the truth was discovered by must through the rumor mill. Then someone tipped off the PB Post and the story was written. When the writer called me for a quote he had all the seedy details he had spoken to Frank , the owner of condo 203, where the present incident occurred and many other people in the building. As I have informed many people in the building that if you go into “the white pages.com” and put the address of the building all the telephone numbers pop up. Why I was mentioned was I would go on the record.
We dodged a big bullet; the writer knew all the details and names and decided to not ruin lives so he left a lot of information out. Frank, Brigitte, and the condo owner of #203 were lucky. However, if you looked at the article very early of publication there were lots of comments that did not spare any details. I was able to copy some of them which will be copied below. The paper later erased them which troubles me as I believe in the First Amendment and do not think a free press paper should conceal comments. It is one thing to leave info out but an entirely different to not publish what readers think and write.
I believe that Frank should be reported to the police for trespassing as he has a past of the same type of behavior in the past.
When I heard that ” we were so lucky to get a manager that had left the Sun and Surf to work for us. I have spent a lot of time in that building as I had two friends that lived there. No one leaves that building filled with millionaires and probably a few billionaires to come to the PS. Something did not smell right to me. The board kept saying that they checked Franks references with the Sun and Surf building board and it was favorable. Anyone with any smarts knows that a board of a corporation will not give a negative review with facts as they would be afraid of being sued for defamation.( I have heard that the board is blaming Sun and Surf for not telling them about Frank). I called two owners in the building and they both confirmed he had been fired for two causes one being ” too much fraternizing with the women pool/cabana staff.
Okay, I am not one to keep my mouth shut when there is an untruth circulating. When Frank was hired I called Pam and asked to meet her in the card room. She was relatively new as the president and showed up with Helen MacDonald. I came with a print out of the court case that Frank had sued the Sun and Surf for an issue of payment and his firing for his disability. I also came with the names of my friends that lived in the building and what they said. I did not pull any punches and told them this was not a guy our building should hire to head. They KNEW and did nothing.
Franks’ escapades starter way before the Brigitte affair. Rumors were that a few nannies where his target. Doorman and maintenance men saw him but were never asked and were also afraid of Frank and keeping their jobs. If there were red flags raised isn’t the responsibility of the governing body to watch out?
I believe Frank should be reported to the police for trespassing and his license should be revoked. If the next job he takes and their board does not know how to google or research court cases this might occur again. He has moved around a lot and this article is in a local paper. And what about Brigitte should she be hired by someone else in the future?
Now about the board. I think you all should resign and if you want to run again and get voted in… great. Right now I think the majority of you have been appointed and not voted in by the condo owners. I know it is a thankless job but we need people that have some back ground of law, business, tech savvy, construction and/or accounting to serve. We need open meetings, it is not difficult to let every owner listen in to each meeting by telephoning into a central number. The technology is there and easily available. We need the minutes of the meeting within a few days of the meeting not months after.
To this day no one has told the condo owners about the new contract that the board entered us into with Comcast. I totally disagree with making a contract with a cable company when the latest way to get TV is though streaming. Cable companies are dying and are not modern. Who was on a committee or who on the board understands this issue? When I leave my apartment in New York I put my cable on seasonal hold. It costs me $5.00 a month. With the Comcast contract I have to pay the monthly fee for the 6 months when I am not there. How many seasonal owners are there?
This is just one issue… I am sure there are many that have been voted on that might not be in the interest of the condo owners.
Comments From PB Post That were Erased :
Bill2go 21 hours ago
The resident (V. Ross) who made a comment for this article is 100% correct. Leglante needs to be charged criminally for his egregious behavior. As I understand, this scumbag wasn’t just in the residence to take a break and/or use the restroom. Apparently, Leglante had an accomplice and they did a lot more than just “hang out”. The condo board and the resident need to pursue this case criminally, so this scumbag, Leglante doesn’t go do this same thing at another property.
Citizen 1145 21 hours ago
From what I was told, the manager was not the only one fired. The office assistant (female) was also fired. They were seen on the video entering together and doing untoward things. I do not know why this was not reported in the story. Daughter was quite right to have cameras in her unit; this is a good practice in this day and age.
RobertPBodis 23 hours ago
Such a juicy story – missing some key facts…
– Frank had an accomplice
– Frank and said accomplice were caught on video
– Rumor is Frank had issues at the last employer (no comment in story no less)
– The overall building is very poorly managed
– This is par for the course at Portofino
JonKing 1 day ago
Oh please, big deal. Lots of other things in life to worry about than a guy popping in to use the bathroom. The daughter sounds like a real jerk. She could have told the guy she saw him and left it at that.
Leslie2916 1 day ago
What they aren’t saying is they had sex in the condo on camera
GSolie 21 hours ago
@JonKing I guess you’re ok with people hanging out in your place when you are not home? There should be no recourse for violation of the trust agreement? You sound like the jerk.