Thursday, March 5, 2015



The cover up has begun by Mount Vernon Building Commissioner Mark Warren and convicted criminal Mayor Davis regarding the issuance of illegal building permits in the City of Mount Vernon.

City Officials are now scrambling to help out Richard Galante of Galante Enterprises legalize his building at 10 N. Third after Mount Vernon Exposed revealed that Commissioner Mark Warren broke the law when he illegally issued the certificate of occupancy.

According to a political insider, City officials are planning an emergency meeting today at 10 N. Third Avenue to rush and try to legalize the building so Galante can sell the property. Galante is a close friend and supporter of Mayor Davis.

Commissioner Warren broke the law and issued the illegal certificate of occupancy so Galante could sell the property.  Any prospective purchaser would have inherited these problems.  Shame on Mr. Galante for trying to pull a fast one. 

Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that Mayor Davis often threatens Mark Warren and tells him to fall in line or he will be on the "unemployment line".  Commissioner Warren has been reckless as building commissioner and his activities are criminal in nature and he should be held personally liable for damages if persons are injured due to any certifcates of occupancies he has issued.

There is also another huge conflict of interest that was brought to the attention of Mount Vernon Exposed by members of the business community.  On the 2nd floor of 10 N. Third is a business that is supposed to operate as a catering hall, but has since illegally changed its use to a nightclub/restaurant.  The proprietor of the restaurant is City Hall employee, specifically the Ordinance Enforcement Officer for the City of Mount Vernon.  The catering hall operates under the name "The Mansion"

The ordinance officer is charged with the responsibility for issuing summonses and fines to businesses and residences that are not in compliance with local city ordinances.  We must ask the question, did the ordinance officer write a ticket to her own business for not having the necessary paperwork?

Mount Vernon Exposed investigators have discovered that the owner of the Mansion did not file the necessary paperwork to be in operation in the first place.  Did City officials turn a blind eye because the ordinance officer is a partner with the owner from the Mansion? Did City officials also turn a blind eye because City DPW workers are party promoters of the Mansion?  Are these promoters and business owners funneling proceeds to Commissioner Mark Warren?  Why hasn't Commissioner Mark Warren shut down the Mansion and has allowed this illegal operation to continue bringing down the quality of life in Mount Vernon?

The Mansion is Happy Land Social Club disaster waiting to happen.  The Happy Land fire killed 87 people trapped in an unlicensed social club in the West Farms section of the Bronx.  Before the blaze, Happy Land was ordered closed due to building code violations.  Violations included lack of fire exits, alarms, and sprinkler systems.  No follow-up by the fire department was ever documented. 

According to City of Mount Vernon Building Department records, no fire department sign offs are in place regarding the Mansion with the exception of the fire suppression system in the kitchen.  Fire Department officials have not tested the sprinkler system throughout the entire building.

In addition to not having any fire department sign offs, Mount Vernon Exposed Investigators found the following dangerous conditions to still exist at "The Mansion" as of today,

·      Staircase is not fire rated
·      No backflow prevention device installed
·      No Department of Health Permit to operate as a catering hall and also as a restaurant
·      Parking situation is not in compliance with Site Plan Resolution adopted by the Planning Board
·      No working restrooms at Chicken Hut
·      Broken sewer

Commissioner Mark Warren on orders from Mayor Ernie Davis tried to circumvent the Architect of record Frank Turner, and had an ally and friend of Mayor Davis, architect Tom Abilama, draft a letter "self-certifying" that the plans of Frank Turner were not valid and therefore many of the safety violations found by Mount Vernon Exposed investigators, did not need to be addressed.

Frank Turner, an architect who has an office in Mount Vernon, is known for cutting corners and his cutting edge, state of the art, energy efficient designs.  Turner's lasted masterpiece is located at 28 E. 1st Street, the home of Creative Direction and Design, the organization responsible for training Mount Vernon residents and placing them on the Atlantic Development construction site on Gramatan Avenue.

Why would Commissioner Warren accept such a letter from Tom Abilama?  When there is smoke there is fire.   Federal agents only need to rattle Commissioner Warren's cage and the dirt will fall out.  

Mount Vernon Exposed Investigators also found that that the only sign off at 10 N.  Third Avenue and "The Mansion" were done by Galante himself, a licensed electrician. Hmmmmmmm.



To be continued.....

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Building Commissioner Mark Warren

A group of Mount Vernon taxpayers has informed Mount Vernon Exposed of its intentions to file a civil R.I.C.O lawsuit and an Article 78 lawsuit against Mount Vernon Building Commissioner Mark Warren, Mayor Ernie Davis, and the City of Mount Vernon in what is described as a "years long" scheme that has defrauded City of Mount Vernon taxpayers and has jeopardized the safety and welfare of city residents.  Subsequent complaints have already been file with the F.B.I. and the U.S. Attorney's office asking for an investigation in practices within the Mount Vernon Department of Buildings.

Under RICO, a person who has committed "at least two acts of racketeering activity" drawn from a list of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an "enterprise". Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity."

RICO also permits a private individual "damaged in his business or property" by a "racketeer" to file a civil suit. The plaintiff must prove the existence of an "enterprise". The defendant(s) are not the enterprise; in other words, the defendant(s) and the enterprise are not one and the same. There must be one of four specified relationships between the defendant(s) and the enterprise: either the defendant(s) invested the proceeds of the pattern of racketeering activity into the enterprise; or the defendant(s) acquired or maintained an interest in, or control over, the enterprise through the pattern of racketeering activity; or the defendant(s) conducted or participated in the affairs of the enterprise "through" the pattern of racketeering activity; or the defendant(s) conspired to do one of the above.  In essence, the enterprise is either the 'prize,' 'instrument,' 'victim,' or 'perpetrator' of the racketeers. A civil RICO action can be filed in state or federal court.

Commissioner Warren's latest act of racketeering occurred just last week when he illegally issued a temporary Certificate of Occupancy for 10 N. Third Avenue, the site of Chicken Hut and "The Mansion", a catering hall that is currently operating without necessary permits.  To add insult to injury, Warren sped up the process all to allow City workers who moonlight as party promoters, to have a "paid" party, which is in violation of Mount Vernon Zoning ordinances. 

The Mansion, which also serves and sells food prepared on premises, does not have the required Westchester County Department of Health Food Permits to operate the "food service" portion of the business. 

Mount Vernon Exposed contacted Commissioner Mark Warren and Mayor Ernie Davis regarding the issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy.   Mount Vernon Exposed also reviewed the file in the Mount Vernon Department of Buildings.  Mount Vernon Exposed could find no supporting documentation supporting the issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy. 

When confronted about his latest act of corruption, Commissioner Warren appeared to be frazzled to the point he gave misinformation to Mount Vernon Exposed on why he issued the Certificate of Occupancy in the first place.  Commissioner Warren stated that the architect on file was Tom Abilama.  Upon review of the file, Mount Vernon Exposed discovered that the architect of record was Francis Turner. 

Under normal circumstances, Certificates of Occupancies must be signed off on by several city departments including, Fire, DPW, Plumbing, Electrical, and Buildings.  When questioned as to why not one City official did not sign off on the Certificate of Occupancy, Commissioner Warren stated that the architect certified that all of the inspections took place and that it was safe to issue the Certificate of Occupancy.  Such an act of part of the architect would be called a "self certification" a process that is not allowed under the Mount Vernon City Charter.

So what is the real reason Commissioner Warren continues to break the law?  According to a political insider, Commissioner Warren is in financial trouble and possibly could be extorting businesses and taking bribes to look the other way.  Commissioner Warren, an appointed official, is also seeking to win and retain favor with Mayor Ernie Davis who is up for re-election this year. 

To be continued........

Wednesday, February 11, 2015



The cornerstone of free democracy is the right to vote and that right must be protected at all costs.  We hope United States Attorney Preet Bharara is paying attention to what is going on in Westchester County and we hope he is paying even closer attention to corrupt Westchester County Democratic Chairman and Election Commissioner Reginald Lafayette. 

For those that don't know, Mount Vernon Exposed will explain how the powerful, uneducated Lafayette is the most dangerous person in Westchester County politics.  Investigating and putting Lafayette in jail should be just as important of a priority for the F.B.I. as putting I.S.I.S. out of commission.  Lafayette is a homegrown political terrorist that corrupted the entire political process in Westchester County.

Criminal Mayor Ernie Davis attributed his last victory to the help provided specifically by Lafayette.  Lafayette is a walking conflict of interest.  Lafayette is the Commissioner of the Board of Elections and the Chairman of the Westchester Democratic Committee. Lafayette is also the Chairman of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee.  As election commissioner, Lafayette is in charge of the voter rolls and decides which workers get placed where on Election Day. 

During the last Primary Mayoral election, there were a documented 1,000 cases of fraud perpetrated by Criminal Mayor Ernie Davis' campaign.  Comptroller Maureen Walker discovered this in her challenge but was quickly silenced and paid off with party support if she dropped her challenge to Ernie Davis.  Walker ran unopposed with Lafayette's blessing during her re-election as Comptroller. It is not a coincidence that Walker and Davis are now playing nice and are in bed together to bankrupt the City of Mount Vernon. 

Lafayette is the biggest threat to democracy in Westchester County and is frequently called "Osama Bin Lafayette" because of his terroristic political activities.  Lafayette as required by law, never purges the voter rolls.  By failing to purge the voter rolls of people who have moved out of the district and are deceased, Lafayette has an endless supply of names he provides to his terrorist sleeper cells in Mount Vernon and elsewhere.  These names are then used by the sleeper cells that then go vote and sign in before workers personally handpicked by Lafayette.  This unchecked system of fraud has gone on for decades and is the reason Mount Vernon is the only city in the United States of America with a Mayor currently on probation. 

Reggie Lafayette has previously been exposed for shaking down candidates for Judgeships demanding that they pay him in cash, 10% of the gross salary over the period of the elected term, as payment for securing the judgeship.  Because of Lafayette, the entire judicial system in the 9th Judicial District is tainted and compromised.  The 9th Judicial district is comprised of Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, and Putnam Counties. 

Why is Lafayette still in power after he failed to win the last two County executive races?  The truth is Lafayette has no morals, ethics, or values and represents a party that cannot win the office of County Executive.  Democrats will never reclaim the office of Westchester County Executive as long as Reggie Lafayette is the captain of the ship. 

It is documented that Lafayette takes payoffs from developers and others seeking to build in Westchester.  It is alleged that more than $100K went into Lafayette' s pocket when Louis Capelli, the developer of the City Center in White Plains and New Roc City in New Rochelle, was seeking to build.  Sources told Mount Vernon Exposed that Lafayette received payments to secure and arrange meetings with the Mayor and City Council members of these cities to ensure that these projects would get approved. 

Lafayette recently sold Noam Bramson up the river during the last election.  Instead of drumming up the Democratic base in Westchester County, Lafayette began drumming up support for his bank account. 

Let us explain.  Reggie Lafayette who is best friends with Criminal Mayor Ernie Davis, who is in turn is best friends with corrupt Pastor W. Franklyn Richardson,  concocted a scheme that would put millions of dollars in their pockets courtesy of cash strapped Mount Vernon taxpayers. These dollars would come from kickbacks from the developer constructing low income housing at 125 South 5th Avenue, a site owned by Serepher Conn-Halevi, the embattled underling of Lafayette. 

Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that a secret meeting was held between Richardson, Davis, and Lafayette in which Davis told Lafayette to stand down and to suppress the Democratic vote in Westchester to ensure that Noam Bramson would not win the election.  Noam Bramson's loss was part of the bigger get rich scheme the 3 kings were after. 

The corrupt Richardson was promised if current Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino were to win re-election that Westchester County would purchase for $1 from Richardson, the property formerly owned by Mount Vernon City Marshall and 1st Vice Chair of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee Serepher Conn-Halevi.   Halevi was also told to suppress the vote in the City of Mount Vernon to ensure an Astorino victory.  Their plan worked.  If you drive by the former site of owned by Serepher Conn-Halevi, one would see cranes and construction taking place to erect more low-income housing in the City of Mount Vernon. 

It appears that Reggie made good on his promise to screw Noam Bramson and as a result, Robert Astorino cruised on to victory. 


Sunday, February 8, 2015





Mayor Davis is a convicted criminal and now under the care under the Federal Bureau of prisons serving one year on probation for tax evasion.  Mayor Davis has tarnished the image of Mount Vernon by refusing to step down all so he can line his pockets with millions of dollars in kickbacks from various developers seeking to build in the City of Mount Vernon.  Each and every developer will be named in the coming days so that The United States Attorney office and the F.B.I. can put Mayor Davis under the jail once and for all.

Mayor Davis has been using taxpayer funded resources to fund his love affairs and out of the country sex capades. 

Last week, Mount Vernon Exposed revealed that several woman have come forward accusing Mayor Davis of inappropriate sexual touching and groping after they were alone with Mayor Davis in his office and other off site locations. 

Mayor Davis has shown no remorse for his crimes as cited by the Assistant United States Attorney James McMahon in the pre-sentencing brief filed with the court.  In fact, Mayor Davis has become more ruthless and arrogant in his quest to bankrupt the City of Mount Vernon.

Mayor Davis hired Crystal Collins as a civil service clerk charged with overseeing test scores and other records in the Civil Service office at City Hall.  Crystal Collins ran unsuccessfully against Ruth Hassell-Thompson for Senate.  Midway through the campaign Collins dropped out the race on the advice of Davis.  Davis told Collins that he would take care of her and give her a cushy job once the election concluded.  Collins, married with children, is alleged to have began her sexual affair with Davis immediately after dropping out of the Senate race. 

Collins lied on her employment application stating she had a Master's degree when in fact she does not.  City Hall officials have deliberately stalled any attempts to release Collins application.  Welcome to Mayor Davis' criminal regime.

Sources in City Hall have told Mount Vernon Exposed that Collins is frequently seen leaving Mayor Davis' office after hours and often seen fixing her clothes.  It is unclear what activities are taking placed behind closed doors in City Hall.

Mayor Davis' highhanded behavior doesn't end there.  The arrogant 76 year old is also alleged to be having an all out sexual affair with his secretary Myra Roman.  Roman and Davis are alleged to have flown to the Dominican Republic together last year and were dropped off at the airport by a Mount Vernon Police Department detective in a Mount Vernon Police Department vehicle. 

Mount Vernon Exposed contacted Myra Roman and she refused to comment on her affair with Mayor Davis.  Mount Vernon Exposed also reached out to Mayor Davis and asked about his affair with Crystal Collins and Myra Roman and Davis responded, "That is none of your God damn business". 

Mayor Davis has long been known to have an affair with City Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo.  Apuzzo is also the subject of a Federal Investigation for providing her address to Davis to have tax bills sent there for Davis' Florida condo he owned in the same complex as Apuzzo.  Apuzzo, strung out on the loving she receives from Mayor Davis, votes and does anything the Mayor tells her too.  She does not have a mind of her own.  In fact, many of the low-income projects built throughout the City of Mount Vernon can be directly attributed to Apuzzo because she voted on them while she was on the planning board.  Davis appointed Apuzzo to the planning board.

Mayor Davis also has a girlfriend that boasts she has alleged ties to organized crime that roams the halls of City Hall on a daily basis.  Donna Coletti has also be picked up and dropped off by members of the Mount Vernon Police Department and dropped off to the airport and also escorted while she ran errands around town. 

Mayor Davis continues to trade sex for jobs and other political favor as the City of Mount Vernon continues to fall into disrepair.  Accordingly, the job of the United States Attorney is not done and they must remain steadfast on Davis' tail until he vacates his office.