Joe the Tree Guy may have been done in by his penchant for the good life, not state red tape
The Globe runs a quick background check on the guy Charlie Baker dredged up to show how awful Massachusetts is for small businessmen:
American Express has filed a petition with the bankruptcy court, saying that DiStasio ran up more than $40,000 in bills on his personal card for luxury items in the weeks before the January filing.
Last month, Attorney General Martha Coakley fined one of his companies nearly $100,000 for significant wage law violations.
Oh, yeah, his former partner is suing him, alleging he siphoned company money for luxury items - he's still driving a 2008 Porsche Boxster convertible.
Joe the Tree Guy monicker by the Outraged Liberal.