THE TRIAL for demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and excavator operator Sean Benschop could be a public-relations nightmare for city government.
"I'm issuing subpoenas to everybody," Campbell's attorney, William Hobson, said this week.
That includes Department of Licenses & Inspections commissioner Carlton Williams, Deputy Mayor and Commerce Director Alan Greenberger and real-estate developer Richard Basciano, whose STB Investments Corp. owned the building that collapsed onto the adjoining Salvation Army thrift shop.
Emails show that Basciano's property manager had notified Greenberger of potentially dangerous conditions at the site, due to the Salvation Army's refusing to negotiate safety arrangements. Mayor Nutter's administration had initially refused to release those emails and other relevant records after the collapse but reversed course in July.