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Monday, November 12, 2007

D'Angelo Plays Hardball with Hannabelle

Mille Lacs News Staff Writer

As if forcing his sex offenders into her residential neighborhood - next to children, senior citizens, and daycare weren't bad enough, recently James D'Angelo - CEO of NEXUS, a multi-million dollar corporation which alleges it cannot afford to pay property taxes, hired both a lawyer and a Mille Lacs County deputy sheriff to serve our own Hannabelle with a Goliath vs David law suit for "Defamation". Also listed as co-plaintiff on the law suit drafted by the Minneapolis Park Avenue law firm of Mahoney, Dougherty and Mahoney, is NEXUS Board Member Peter Freeman, a social work instructor at the College of St. Catherine and St. Thomas University.

The Plaintiffs' Complaint, which has yet to be filed with the Fourth Judicial District Court in Hennepin County, charges Hannabelle with making "numerous false and defamatory statements" about James D'Angelo in The Mille Lacs News and The Bradbury Buzzz. Among other things mentioned on the document, Hannabelle is attributed to have said that

D'Angelo is:



a snake



an insensitive numbskull

without a clue

missing a heart

a liar

lacking character

a predator who preys on the elderly and infirmed


Responding to D'Angelo's complaints, Hannabelle had this to say:


"Well okay, l might have gone a little bit too far. I mean, I've seen that he has arms and legs so literally he isn't  a real snake. And if he didn't actually have a heart beating in his body, he wouldn't be able to force sex offenders into our neighborhood, would he? So technically he must have one tucked in there somewhere. I guess I'm guilty of using metaphors. So sue me. However, in order to sue for Defamation of Character, it must first be established that there exists character of which to defame. I stand by everything I've said, written, and published."


Hannabelle disputes some of the other complaints listed in the lawsuit.


"If NEXUS can't afford to pay property taxes as D'Angelo was quoted in the Mille Lacs Messenger as having said, yes I'd say that he "mismanaged his finances". Mille Lacs Academy alone makes over $22,000 per day - and they can't pay their taxes??? But perhaps CFO Alan Nordby's partially to blame... Either way, as CEO, the buck stops with D'Angelo. He is responsible. Let's face it, the guy is always looking for a free lunch - whether it be tax exemption, grants, tax abatement, or trying to get the city of Onamia to pay for stuff NEXUS  should pay for."


In Peter Freeman's part of the lawsuit, the Complaint says that Hannabelle has


"caused Peter Freeman embarrassment and injured his reputation.  The statements tend to lower Peter Freeman's co-workers' estimation of him. The statements tend to call into question his competence as a member of the Department of Social Work. The statements have caused monetary damages in an amount yet to be determined."


Hannabelle responds


"Why would 24 college professors'  estimation of Peter Freeman be lowered by finding out what he is engaging in with NEXUS - unless they disapprove of what he's doing, how he's doing it, and who he is doing it to?


It was Peter Freeman's choice to do things which would embarrass him and injure his reputation if discovered by his colleagues.  As an educated member of the Department of Social Work, he's forcing sex offenders into a residential neighborhood whose primary residents are vulnerable??? Children, Senior Citizens, THREE Daycare centers??? He should know better! He SHOULD be embarrassed! EVERYONE should question his competence! His actions and behavior are despicable!"


Hannabelle pointed out that among the classes Peter teaches is a course called 'Communication and Interviewing'.


"Yeah, its ironic. When I tried to interview him on the telephone, his chosen method of communication was to hang up on me right after I identified myself and before I could say anything. CLICK. Then he sent me an email deferring to D'Angelo and which said "Thank you for your interest in Nexus Treatment Centers"... What kind of person would do such a cruel and insensitive thing?  Is this what he teaches his students? It is also ironic that Peter's current research interests include 'Scapegoating'.  It figures.


As far as Peter's monetary damages... well, I suppose Mark Manderfeld, his lawyer hasn't figured out the final bill yet. I've been paying a lawyer too - since last April - in an attempt to protect my mom from invading sex offenders- brought to me compliments of D'Angelo and Freeman!!! Are these Plaintiffs going to reimburse me for MY expenses, lawyer fees, and the estimated $50,000 loss in my property values when they arrive? Or do I have to sue them?"


Included in the lawsuit is the charge against Hannabelle that


"She has placed her opinions on these  issues on her blogs which are available for the entire world to see. She has now attempted to block Nexus and its attorneys from viewing her websites."


The lawsuit also states that although D'Angelo is a public figure, Peter Freeman is not.

"He is now..." said Hannabelle.




Freeman/D'Angelo Lawsuit is filed!

 Peter Freeman promoted to Nexus chairman of the board.

 Nexus files another Lawsuit against Hannabelle!

Hannabelle: What part of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution don't you boys understand?


"Scumbags are a dime a dozen."



"I also want to restate Nexus' willingness to work with those individuals impacted by our project so that we can build in a way that, as much as possible, satisfies their concerns. "

Jim D'Angelo


"We are not  particularly concerned about who owns the land or how it's acquired as long as it is suitable for our needs."

Jim D'Angelo


"We have stated from the beginning, and I can say again unequivocally, that Nexus will not build its new campus in Onamia without this exemption."

Jim D'Angelo


"Our cornerstone values are honesty, responsibility, courage, care and concern."


What do you think?


"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. They know its power."

Frederick Douglass (1817-1895)

Meet Peter

Peter Freeman is suing Hannabelle for embarrassment.





Jim D'Angelo said

these "boys" aren't dangerous.

Onamia School Superintendent

John Varner said

these "boys" aren't violent.

Onamia City Councilman

Jerome Kryzer said these "boys" aren't

sex offenders.


Steve Bye said, "They're well-behaved in church."


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