Two minutes of agony. That's the only way to describe Lou Desso's reaction to public comments about his conduct which led to a recent scathing Times Union editorial.
Lou is refusing to pay the balance of his bill to Moscatiello's Restaurant. The City Court found that he failed to pay the bill from his 2015 fundraiser and could only order him to pay $5000 of it leaving an unpaid and unreported to the State BOE balance of $1270.
So why does Desso feel he does not have to pay the bill? His sworn testimony may be a clue. He claimed under oath he did many favors for Moscatiellos, from purchasing gift cards, sending the District Attorney's Christmas Party there to appearing before a Planning Board he appoints to argue for a proposal involving Moscatiello's. We guess he figures when he does someone a favor, he doesn't have to pay his bills.
So Lou sat and listened impatiently as the litany of things he did for Moscatiello's was read back to him with each page cited. He was counting the minutes and the seconds as you can see from his reaction. This is your Supervisor, stealing someone's money, falsifying his State reports, (a crime under the law) and laughing it off.
An embarrassment to the Town, the Town Board and most importantly, a demonstration of Mr.Desso's lack of character.