O'Malley back in front of grand jury
Kevin O'Malley, the records keeper for the Democratic side of the Board of Elections, testified for the second time but this time with an attorney, Andrew SaFranko, by his side.
O'Malley testified last week for close to two hours, much longer than any other of the line Board of Elections employees who walked through door into the grand jury room.
SaFranko is no lightweight and works with the law firm of O'Connell and Aronowitz, a heavyweight firm.
The fact he came back with any attorney can mean a bunch of things, the fact he came back with someone like SaFranko can mean a bunch of others. Here are some possibilities:
- Something he told the grand jury the first time around didn't jive with what others at the board told the panel, which could mean perjury.
- He said something to incriminate himself.
- The grand jury had more questions of him before they vote on whether or not to indict Councilman Michael LoPorto and/or Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough, the only two of the nine implicated the panel is hearing about during this round of witnesses called by special prosecutor Trey Smith.
- He said something stupid the first time around and now wants to make it right.
- Or, it could be as simple as he's just being careful and covering his own butt.
Tune in tomorrow as we expect the grand jury will again hear testimony.