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It Was the Parsnips that Did It

Two updates to the Valenti’s saga

1. Verizon confirms that the restaurant’s phone was in the name of a dead woman. Commenter RoN aka Karma suspected that the reverse phone number search for D.A. Britting constituted fraud or identity theft. I suspected the online resource may have been out-of-date. 

Verizon was able to confirm that the phone number for Valenti’s restaurant (716-692-4339) was, indeed, in the name of “D.A. Britting”. Other online records show it as being in the name of Verne L. Britting.

Verne Britting died in 1985, but his wife, Dorothy A. Britting, died in 2009.

Why was the phone for Valenti’s Restaurant in the name of a woman who died 3 years ago?  Former employees charge that Valenti and Brocuglio used false social security numbers, or numbers belonging to the dead, to set up the phone lines. In one instance, Terry Valenti was heard to say that they could not pay the phone bill in person for that reason. 

2. Terry Valenti was brought before Niagara County Court Judge Matthew Murphy on Thursday morning, where he waived a hearing on his extradition. He will be held in the Niagara County Jail for up to 30 days awaiting transportation to Texas, where he stands accused of forging his name on documents to fraudulently convert, and transfer title in a motorcycle to unjustly enrich himself. Judge Murphy’s clerk says he likes the other state to pick up prisoners on warrants within 10 days.

  • Justice

    Hi Alan, Another great development in this story. Unfortunately, I am not surprised. Check your email, you will understand why. Sorry Karma, I posted first! LMAO

  • Patricia

    Tonawanda Clue

    Chef Valenti in the kitchen with a bunch of parsnips.

  • Noah

    Hey Lori

    Try to deny it. Let’s here another unbelievable story of woe and you being just an “innocent” victim. Where waiting.


    Budwey said he was “delighted” to have the ruling in his favor and has already received several calls from those interested in renting the Valenti’s location, though he would still like to see through charges against Brocuglio.

    “The only thing I’m looking forward to is getting her imprisoned for the bad check she wrote,” he said. “I will never get the money; now it’s about the principle.”

  • It’s amazing what these two criminals wouldn’t do to screw people over. They even used the dead!! I am sure there is more to this story to come out. Stay tuned!


    So Alan do we know when court is for the bad check?

  • NOW they’re looking at Federal charges.

  • If I was a former employee of this dump, I’d be checking my credit ASAP. If I was a former patron of this dump, I’d be checking my credit card transactions ASAP. I’m sure Terri waived extradition because he knows Broom Hilda is already making plans to head to Texas. The DA in that county should quickly revoke her bail and throw her ass in jail before she bolts on her charges.

  • Noah

    Hey Lori.
    You better fill out a romance personal ad on this website.

  • The Witch

    May everything you have done to people – be multiplied -and done to you- by those closest to you.This curse will follow the Valentis especially lori for the rest of her life. Karma’s a Bitch baby…..

    Comment by The Witch — January 6, 2012 @ 1:30 am

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  • Debbie

    Humm…a “STATE” wide warrant out of Florida, then possibly warrants out of New York…I’m not sure if skipping, would be such a great idea. But then again, we are talking about Ms. Brocuglio!

  • Joseph Coppola

    Parsnips & Harleys. Parsnips Angels from Hell M.C.? Parsinp Nomads M.C.? This Vanenti is a bad mamajamma!

  • Noah

    @ RoN aka Karma
    Do your know if any additional charges have been filed against Terry?

  • Noah

    @ RoN aka Karma

  • On the right under Hells Angels videos, click “more videos” 🙂

  • Damn, that video got 432 hits. I would say there are some Angel’s on the hunt right now.

  • Debbie

    @Alan Bedenko: Could you please email me… …TY