Smedley’s “caught on tape” story is that Cleveland Heights ex-Mayor Cheryl Stephens was the hookup to “Mike Riley” and the illegal Noble Road death-spewing dump

CLEVELAND, OH – The late Gerald Strothers told me he believed Cuyahoga county council member and child of Carribbean immigrants Cheryl  Stephens was the reason 5-stories of deadly construction and demolition debris death existed in East Cleveland on Noble Road.  The regularly-burning demolition debris was part of the stockpile of 140,000 homes 2 self-enriching state laws written by Greek organized racketeers and lawyers James Rokakis and Gus Frangos, and backed by the Russian-owned Plain Dealer, used the office of the Cuyahoga County treasurer to steal.  Stephens, Strothers believed, was the “hookup” to East Cleveland officials and an environmental terrorist and mass murderer named George Michael Riley.

80 percent of the homes these evil Plain Dealer endorsed Democratic Party beasts made vacant through their 3rd party tax lien sales were owned by American Negroes hoping to create generational wealth for our families.  It’s despicable to know people who look like American Negroes, Stephens, Kenneth Tyson, Gary Norton, Thomas Wheeler and others, betrayed us all over again.  The first betrayal was the involvement of Ghanians and Nigerians selling our ancestors they kidnapped into 400 years of bondage in North America.  It’s even more despicable that the newspaper’s editors endorsed their evil and for years neglected to expose their extermination-minded acts.

The landbank law they wrote let Rokakis and Frangos acquire the thousands of homes their 3rd party tax lien sale law had made vacant and now in need of either renovation or demolition.  Another Plain Dealer endorsed “destruction of the American Negro” scheme.  Houses they liked they kept and distributed to their friends, relatives and business associates with another member of their Greek organized crime family, the late Cleveland housing court judge Ray Pianka.

About 1000 of the homes they forced an American Negro  majority of homeowners out of ended up being demolished and dumped in, of all places, in East Cleveland with the $50 million a year they got between Irish Catholic Ed Fitzgerald and Soviet Armond Budish to demolish.  It’s not the God, guns and country White Anglo Saxon Protestant Jesus-loving Christians creating all these “exterminate the American Negro-minded” schemes.

The late Carl Stokes, Cleveland’s first known American Negro mayor, told me as he told his audience in Promises of Power that the descendants of Communist Soviets and Nazis running the police department and local government offices were the most racistly-brutal.

These legislatively-evil Democratic fucks, Rokakis, Frangos and their gang of thieving employee racketeers, profited off every angle.  Federal agents are investigating the “cut” it is more than a mere allegation these two evil pieces of shit were alleged to have gotten from Riley.  My sources say Riley and Frangos were regularly on the phone during closed door conversations.

I’m sure a search warrant for their cell phone and ping records has already confirmed the relationship.  One of Rokakis’ cousins was recently in East Cleveland to demolish a county landbank property on Beersford Road next door to councilman Nathaniel Martin.  East Cleveland Sunrise publisher Justyn Anderson witnessed and took a photograph of the man claiming he was Rokakis’ cousin; and bragging how he had demolished another county landbank home on the same street.

The Rokakis – Frangos Greek political organized crime gang was the most extermination-minded and ethnic cleansing savage in U.S. history.  By the time I wrote a letter as East Cleveland’s newly-elected mayor telling Rokakis not to place anymore East Cleveland properties on his gotdamned list, up for 3rd party sales over 27,000 homes had been foreclosed on in the county. That’s according to his outdated website.  By the time I took office in 2006 his 27,000 foreclosure statistic was five years old.

There is absolutely no love lost between me and this piece of Plain Dealer-endorsed scumbag shit.  And all Jim’s going to do is run his fucking mouth from a distance and complain to Mansfield Frazier.  Budish abruptly cut the $50 million and cleaned up the landbank when he learned federal agents were investigating.  “Guilty state of mind.”

Last week I received a recording of East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King’s chief of staff, Michael Smedley, entertaining Ward 2 residents with a series of incredible lies after his initials and title appeared in the “conspiracy” section of Kenneth Tyson’s November 21, 2018 indictment.   The recording capture his comments during a meeting after I associated the M.S. and “chief of staff” referenced in the Tyson indictment with Smedley and the job title he’s been claiming.  Smedley was identified in the Tyson indictment 42 days after federal agents arrested Norton and Veals on October 4, 2018.

This is a Cleveland Division of Fire file photo of one of the many fires that occurred behind homes in East Cleveland; and in between Collinwood High School and Apex Charter School across the street from Helen S. Brown apartments and the former Christ the King. This is evil. The dump contains deadly toxins residents breathed in for three years because of the negligence of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Council President Kevin Kelly and 16 members of council who either did not know or did not care to enforce the city’s contract with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to protect us all from air, water and soil polluters.

Tyson and Stephens were employees of the Rokakis and Frangos criminal enterprise known as the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation.  The county landbank.  Tyson was busted for lying to federal agents about the free work Riley did on his home in exchange for demolition contracts tied to the illegal dump Smedley brought to the city as one of his “economic deals.”

Smedley said the M.S. in the indictment wasn’t him.  He wasn’t King or Norton’s chief of staff.  He was bringing development deals to the city.  If “they” make him look bad they make East Cleveland look bad.  In Smedley’s demented mind the city’s residents will lose a champion.  King can listen to the audio recording to hear the scumbag he’s been trusting lying to the residents he asked to vote for him; and who he’s planning to ask for their vote again.

According to Smedley in the audio recording, Tyson did not get a city landbank home from him.  He said he did not know Riley, but he changed and said Stephens had introduced him to the illegal and identity-changing dump operator.  But he only met him once.  Smedley in around the same breath says he sat next to him.  Riley in 2018 changed his name to Anthony Michael Castello in the middle of all the legal troubles killing any future crebility for the name of George Michael Riley.

The audio recording reveals Smedley telling residents he visited the U.S. Attorney’s office; but the twist he put on the visit was as deceptive as the rest of his rambling “true confession.”  Admitting that he’d just gotten out of bed without doing anything but brush his teeth, not even combing his cain’t-cha don’t-cha hair, the chief of staff “funk bomb” said his visit to federal prosecutors was to ask for a retraction.

Smedley’s wild claim that he met with federal prosecutors for a “retraction” of my identifying him in writing as the chief of staff in the conspiracy section of Tyson’s November 21, 2018 indictment was as lunatic as the rest of the crap coming from his dribbling-azzed lips.  His only recourse for a retraction pursuant to section 2739 of the Revised Code of Ohio was to make the request to me in writing.  That shit didn’t happen.  Federal prosecutors also did not remove MS as the chief of staff from Tyson’s indictment.

A search of Tyson’s filings with the U.S. District Court in the Northeast District of Ohio show him about to accept a plea dea.  There’s no record of him asking that Smedley’s name be removed from his indictment as he’s got Greek attorney Chris or Christos N. Georgalis worrying about his azz and not M.S’s.

From Tyson’s motions he’s been running his legal game and not his lying-azzed mouth like Smedley.  Right now he’s worried about a sentence of up to 20 years as his pre-sentence motions show him fighting for up to 5.

King’s chief of staff told residents special prosecutors wrote a letter affirming that he was not being investigated although he had just been “intentionally” identified by them as “M.S” and “chief of staff” in the Tyson indictment.  The unshaven Smedley told residents the investigation was closed.  They could prove he visited federal prosecutors – only to discuss the retraction and to get the letter that he was not under investigation – by making a public records request for the visitor’s log at the Carl B. Stokes Federal Building to see his recorded name.

Smedley didn’t share a copy of the letter he claimed he was given by federal prosecutors closing the investigation of him with Ward 2’s residents.  He told them the worst day of his life was in seeing his name in my article identifying him by name and title in the Tyson indictment for the investigation he told residents was closed.

It was quiet at city hall on December 14, 2020, and Smedley wasn’t around, when the investigation he told Ward 2 residents at Apthorp Towers was closed had produced an indictment against Norton and Veals; and he’d learned that Norton had already pleaded guilty and may have been singing like Tweety Bird a month before Tyson was indicted.

If he hasn’t been keeping up with Tyson’s proceedings and he’s reading these words, as I know he is with his picture intentionally plastered all over the front page of my website, Smedley now knows Tyson’s working on a deal to cut his time from 20 to five.  If seeing your name in indictment lights was the worst day of your ignorant life, Mike, it is not my intent to make the news you’re now reading the second.

East Cleveland councilman Nathaniel Martin talks to a man who claims to be James Rokakis’ cousin and a demolition contractor. He was on the street with his son demolishing a landbank home.

The way you lived up to the day you had your viewing party with pictures stolen from my personal computer, a federal crime, and criminally disseminated my stolen private property to criminals in the media and others the day my father died reflects your corrupted soul.  What you don’t know is I long ago made peace with God and let you people go.  I simply sat back and let the ignorance you and Gary were doing to yourselves entertain me; and wrote about how God moved in all your lives to move you out of the lives of the people he loves but you don’t.

I didn’t have to lay a finger on you.  Get prayed up boy.  You’re gonna have a rough road to hoe.   I see prison in your future.  A hard head makes a soft azz.  When you and Travelle Harp were coupled up over at Speedway – Overlook and regular attendees at my weekly town hall meetings, yours must have done all the jigglin’.

Thanks to your shocking “caught on tape” confession, we now know Stephens, a known associate of Tyson’s, was your hook-up to Riley and the dump.  Is that the same story you told federal prosecutors or FBI agents?

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.


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