Monday, August 31, 2015

SEN. RUTH HASSELL THOMPSON CONTINUES TO CHEAT CITY OF MOUNT VERNON TAXPAYERS OUT OF BUILDING DEPARTMENT FEES

SENATOR RUTH HASSELL THOMPSON
With less than two weeks to go until Mount Vernon voters hit the polls to cast their vote in the upcoming Democratic Primary seeking to overthrow the corrupt regime of Mayor Ernest D. Davis, it appears that Westchester Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette is switching gears to make sure his crime family continues to eat for free courtesy of City of Mount Vernon taxpayers.

Realizing that Mayor Ernie Davis is dead in the water and doesn't stand a chance of being re-elected, crime boss Reggie has thrown his support behind Sen. Ruth Hassell Thompson and has instructed district leaders from the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee to begin supporting Sen. Thompson for Mayor because Ernie is not going to win, however Crime Boss Reggie's self serving ideals is not sitting well with local district leaders who feel the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee should have thrown their support behind former Mayor Clinton Young who had the second most votes at the Democratic Nominating Convention back in May. 

A political insider has informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Ruth Hassell Thompson is under investigation after a whistleblower in the New York State legislature tipped off federal authorities about several questionable "earmarks" or pork spending that went to various projects in her Senatorial district.  The source said officials are looking into possible kickbacks and other unusual "quid pro quo" arrangements that would enrich the Senator politically or financially.  The embattled Senator was already under scrutiny after it was revealed Senator Thompson was caught on federal wiretaps after former Senator Shirley Hunt agreed to cooperate with the Feds in exchanged for a reduced sentence.  Thompson was targeted after Hunt revealed to federal authorities she knew of corruption in the Senate involving Senator Thompson.

ROBERT DEBENEDICTIS
One such 'earmark' under scrutiny is 110 N. Third Avenue, the location of which the Senator's daughter Helene is employed.  Helene's employer is Robert DeBenedictis, the buildings property manager of record and also the Senator's home improvement contractor of record.  The Senator came under fire recently when it was reported previously the Senator dodged several city approvals when DeBenedictis installed the Senator's roof without a permit and approval from the City's architectural review board.  Architectural review board approval was needed because the Senator changed from a slate to an asphalt roof, which is currently prohibited under city statute.  Mount Vernon Department of Buildings records indicate that the permit fee still has not been paid nor has a permit been applied for despite public outcry and residents speaking up at recent City Council meetings.  Senator Thompson has said publicly that her contract with DeBenedictis called for DeBenedictis to pay all filing fees and ensure that all permits and approvals for city agencies were obtained. If this was any other taxpayer a Violation/Summons would have been issued to the property owner immediately and the fines would have been issued and paid.

The source said that officials are already into the "business relationship" between the Senator and DeBenedictis.  Sources have confirmed sightings with DeBenedictis and the Senator walking through Fleetwood seeking out campaign space before finally agreeing to set up shop at 565 Gramatan Avenue, right in the heart of Fleetwood.  Property records list the owner as 557 Gramatan Realty, LLC with offices located at 555 Fifth Avenue in midtown. Records indicate that the property was sold to the current owner for $5,000,000 in 2012.  The source said DeBenedictis helped secure the prime location for the cash strapped Senator who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the $50 per square foot rent, which is equivalent to $6,000 per month for the size of space being used the Senator's campaign. 




Monday, August 3, 2015

POLICE OFFICERS NAMES RELEASED INVOLVED IN RAYNETTE TURNER'S DEATH

DET. ARISTOTLE EVANS (VETERAN)

SGT. ROBERT WUTTKE
FILE PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE JOURNAL NEWS

P.O. ELIAS GEOVANNI REYES (ROOKIE)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WESTCHESTER DEM CRIME BOSS REGGIE LAFAYETTE BUSY AT WORK ILLEGALLY TRYING TO KNOCK OPPOSITION OFF BALLOT

WESTCHESTER DEM CRIME BOSS REGGIE LAFAYETTE
Mount Vernon Exposed has learned that Crime Dem Boss Reggie Lafayette is busy trying to knock off another candidate not endorsed by his the criminal regime; The Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee. 




A political insider informed Mount Vernon Exposed that a secret meeting was held on Monday, July 27, 2015, the same day of Raynette Turner's death, for the purpose of trying to eliminate Mount Vernon City Councilman Richard Thomas from the Mayoral race. Thomas is viewed as a threat to many of the "good ole' boy network" status quo.  In attendance at this meeting were Senator Ruth Thompson, Clinton Young, Mayor Ernest Davis, Reggie Lafayette, and Serepher Conn-Halevi.

MARY YOUNG-GRAVES
The meeting was called immediately after news broke of the Raynette Turner death.  According to the insider, it was discussed of everyone throwing his or her support behind embattled Senator Ruth Hassel Thompson.  Thompson has come under fire for still not paying building permit fees and obtaining Architectural Board of Review approval for illegally changing her roof from slate to asphalt. 

Commissioner Lafayette and his underlings at the Westchester Board of Elections went through Councilman Thomas' petitions before any objections were filed, a clear violation of New York State Election law. 

Mary Young-Graves, sister of Mayoral candidate Clinton Young, and Lafayette's former long-time girlfriend, supplied detailed specifications of objections to her husband Eric Graves, who was the objector to Councilman Thomas' designating petition.  Senator Thompson's camp was also an objector to Councilman Thomas' petition.  Crime boss Reggie hired his former beau after Clinton Young lost the Democratic Primary to current convicted criminal Mayor Ernest D. Davis.  According to a reliable source, Mary was promised a job as Chief-of Staff in the Hassel administration if she was successful in eliminating Councilman Thomas from the race.

SENATOR THOMPSON AND HER COLLEGUES IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
Critics have also called on Crime Boss Reggie to turn over Hassel-Thompson petitions to the United States attorney after Reggie was caught on tape admitting that Thompson's petitions contained fraud.  Mount Vernon Exposed is in receipt of information that shows that several deceased persons signed Senator Hassell's petitions. 

The United Stated Department of Justice must investigate the serious allegations at once.  Faith in the electoral process with not be restored until Reggie is no longer at the helm of Corruption Express. 


To be continued. 


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEGLIGENCE AND CORRUPTION IN MAYOR DAVIS' ADMINISTRATION LED TO THE DEATH OF RAYNETTE TURNER



Ongoing corruption and incompetence in the Davis administration ultimately led to the death of Raynette Turner.  

Mount Vernon Police Officials refused to send Ms Turner back to the hospital after she threw up in the holding cell in the courthouse.  Instead of sending her to the hospital, Mount Vernon Police officials sent her back to her cell where she died moments later.  

Was Ms. Turner Poisoned by the sub par food served to inmates that isn't fit for a rat to eat?  The Bird's Nest Restaurant on Third Street in Mount Vernon has the contract to provide food to inmates. According to a political insider, The owner of the Bird's Nest is a mistress of Mayor Davis.  The Insider also revealed the Deputy Commissioner Burke instructed the owner of the Bird's Nest to make the food as nasty as possible or he would take the contract away.  

The United States Justice Department must investigate the Mount Vernon Police Department at once. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WESTCHESTER ELECTION COMMISSIONER REGGIE LAFAYETTE PROVIDES ENDORSED PARTY CANDIDATE LISA CROPLAND WITH OBJECTIONS NEEDED TO REMOVE OPPONENT FROM BALLOT

A political insider has informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette has reared his conflict of interest head once again.  According to the insider, Crime Boss Reggie and Executive Assistant Tajian Jones had staff members at the Westchester County Board of Elections go through Mount Vernon City Council candidate Andre Wallace's Designating Petitions.  Taxpayer dollars went to fund the manpower needed to provide Crime Boss Reggie's consigliore Lisa Copeland, the specific objections needed to remove her opponent from the ballot for the upcoming Democratic Primary to be held on September 10, 2015.

FORMER CORRUPT CITY CLERK LISA COPELAND
Lisa Copeland, a protégé of Crime Boss Reggie, is the former City Clerk for the City of Mount Vernon.  Crime Boss Reggie was also a City Clerk in the City of Mount Vernon.  Copeland, who is struggling to raise funds for her City Council race, called on help from her former employer for help knocking Andre Wallace of the ballot.  Crime Boss Reggie came to the rescue and provided Lisa Copeland with the specifications of objections needed to knock Andre Wallace off the ballot.

On Monday, July 27, 2015, Lisa Copeland appeared Pro-Se with those objections prepared by Crime Boss Reggie and his staff at the Westchester County Board of Elections.  The case before Judge Emmett Murphy was adjourned until next week because the Westchester County Board of Elections has yet to make a determination.  It will be interesting to see how Crime Boss Reggie rules on this one. 


To Be Continued.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

WESTCHESTER ELECTION COMMISSIONER REGGIE LAFAYETTE DELIVERS CASH PAYMENTS TO SUPREME COURT JUDGES TO HAVE ELECTION CASES FIXED




A political insider has informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Westchester Count Election Commissioner and Dem Crime Chairman Reginald Lafayette has reached out to all of the Judges in New York State Supreme Court and made deals to have the judge’s rule in his favor.  In return, according to the source, substantial cash payments have already been delivered to the judges and parties appearing before the judges on election matters are only doing so for formality purposes. 

Crimes Boss Reggie also promised these Judges support for re-election and even promised two of the judges appointment to the Appellate Court if they do what they have been instructed to do and that is rule in Reggie's favor involving any cases involving candidates for the City of Mount Vernon.

The U.S. Attorney must investigate Mr. Lafayette and his nefarious business dealings.

Stay tuned as Mount Vernon Exposed covers all of the Mount Vernon cases.



Next up- Crime Boss Reggie's profitable relationship with Surrogate Court Judge Brandon Sall. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

WESTCHESTER ELECTION COMMISSIONER REGGIE LAFAYETTES CONFESSES TO PETITION FRAUD BY HIS OWN PARTY; CALLS COMMUNITY ACTIVIST "UNCLE TOM"





Commissioner Reggie Lafayette week and he confirmed what has long been on the minds of many; that widespread petition fraud is rampant throughout Westchester County, and especially in Mount Vernon, Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette’s hometown. 

Mount Vernon Exposed previously reported on the "Cosa Nostra" style of politics that currently takes place in the City of Mount Vernon.  If a candidate wants to run for office in Mount Vernon, a minimum of 1000 valid signatures is required to secure a spot on the ballot.  Candidates usually try to secure two to three times that amount so that they can withstand petition challenges. 

Crime Boss Reggie Lafayette is the Westchester County Democratic Chairman, The Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee Chairman, and Westchester County Election Commissioner.  King Reggie has the final in any petition say along with his conflict of interest counterpart, Doug Colety. 

Throughout the petition gathering process there were rumors daily of candidates have trouble getting valid signatures for their petitions, namely Ernest D. Davis and Ruth Hassell-Thompson.  Mount Vernon Exposed reviewed both candidates’ petitions on its face and it appeared that both camps had exceeded the required amount of signatures.  Ernie Davis appears on the petition with John Boykin, Adrian Armstrong, and Lisa Copeland.

Earlier today, Mount Vernon Exposed learned that petitions for Ernest D. Davis and Ruth Hassell Thompson, candidates for Mayor contain widespread fraud.  According to a source involved in challenging both candidates’ petitions, names were signed for people when in fact they didn't sign.  One person told Mount Vernon Exposed that her mother's name appeared on Senator Thompson's petition even though her mother has moved away from Mount Vernon over six years ago. 

Mount Vernon Exposed telephone Crime Boss Reggie and tape-recorded the conversation.  To listen to the call click here. 

Mount Vernon Exposed asked Reggie if it was true that he was involved in organized crime and he responded" We can make a joint effort, I can turn all of these petitions over to the U.S. Attorney". 

Mount Vernon Exposed publisher Samuel L. Rivers explained to Reggie that he wasn't a candidate nor did he carry petitions for anyone for this year’s election, so the issue of fraudulent petitions wouldn't pertain to him. 

Reggie then responded, "No, No, No, No, No, You want to open up something, I will withdraw myself and have the U.S. Attorney and the D.A. act as referee so they can look into fraud...and when they see the fraud on these peoples petitions, a lot of them are going to be in trouble.  Since you wrote that stuff in there I am going to see if Doug wants to do that".

Rivers then responded " I think that is a very good idea Reggie, I think you should do that right away..."

Rivers then asked Reggie why he called Rivers an "Uncle Tom" last week when he stopped by the Board of Elections to view petitions for Ernest Davis and Ruth Hassell Thompson.  Reggie responded, "All I really see you do is tear down black people". 

Reggie has a fiduciary duty to the voters of Mount Vernon and Westchester County to turn over all petitions he that knows are fraudulent.  The petitions must be turn over to the F.B.I. as this a systemic part of the process in Mount Vernon politics.  The integrity of the electoral process has been eroded due to Crime Boss Lafayette’s blatant conflicts of interest. 

Crime Boss Reggie and Convict Ernie Davis are former business partners.  They owned a liquor store together in Mount Vernon.  There is nothing Reggie is not will to do, including cheating and altering election results, to help his long time friend hold onto power. 

Crime Boss Reggie is the Chairman of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee; the same organization that Reggie said had fraudulent petitions?   How can the Chairman of the Westchester Democratic and Westchester County Election Commissioner allowed to run rampant rigging elections without any checks and balances?

At once, Reggie must turn over Ernie Davis' and Ruth Hassell-Thompsons' fraudulent petitions to the F.B.I. for investigation.  The Westchester District Attorney in conflicted out because Westchester D.A. Janet DiFiore contributed $10,000 to Reggie's campaign account.  If any candidate's petitions contain fraud, they should be arrested and charged and their name shall not be placed on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic Primary on September 10, 2015

To be continued....