Thursday, October 16, 2014




Criminal Convict Mayor Ernie Davis has put his own selfish needs above the taxpayers he was elected to serve by refusing to step down after pleading guilty to (2) Federal tax crimes. 

In just a few short months, Mayor Davis will be hauled off to jail for as many as 6 months, but as few as 0 months depending on Davis' level of cooperation with Federal authorities. 

Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee 1st Vice Chairman Serepher Halevi has been implicated in breaking the law in Mount Vernon by doing work on a site she has selected for a new day care facility located at 50 E. Sandford Blvd. 

Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that Mayor Davis, a close friend and political ally of Halevi, gave permission to Halevi to start work without a building permit, even through Davis had full knowledge that Halevi did not file plans with the Mount Vernon Building Department. 

One insider close to Davis, told Mount Vernon Exposed that there are "tens of dozens" of projects being worked throughout the City of Mount Vernon that the buildings department has no knowledge of and that Davis personally reviews the architectural plans and gives the go ahead to start construction without obtaining necessary said permits.   

The City Charter only grants authority to the building commissioner to issue building permits. 

Sources have also told Mount Vernon Exposed that a complaint was filed with the Department of Buildings for the illegal work being done at 50 E. Sandford Blvd.  According to the source, Mount Vernon Building officials did a site visit yesterday and confirmed that illegal work was in fact being done.  As a result, a "STOP WORK" order and a violation were issued for the illegal work.

The property at 50 E. Sandford Blvd is owned by One West 125th Street, LLC, an entity controlled by New York State Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills.  Judge Donna Mills was censured by the Commission for Judicial Conduct for driving her Rolls Royce while drunk and for playing the race card.  Judge Mills told investigators that she was pulled over because she was "black". The property was purchased by Judge Milles’s organization for $800,000 in 2008.   

Davis' continues to display arrogant behavior on a daily basis.  Davis has instructed his regime to "continue business as usual".  Unfortunately, taxpayers will ultimately be the one footing the bill for Davis' corruption via declining property values, high taxes, and record levels of violent crime. 

Davis' has given his blessing that "Mount Vernon is Open for Business".  Word on the street to contractors, that it ok to start construction projects and do massive interior renovations in Mount Vernon without required building permits and paying building permit fees. 

To be continued..................

Friday, May 9, 2014




For Immediate Release

For More Information Contact: Samuel L. Rivers 914.760.8136

Widespread voter fraud in 2012 School Board Election

Mount Vernon, NY
May 9, 2014

Community activist and School Board Trustee candidate Samuel L. Rivers has called on the United States Department of Justice to dispatch Federal Election monitors to the City of Mount Vernon for the upcoming School Trustee election to be held on May 20, 2014. 

In his letter to Justice Department officials, Rivers cites an article that was published in the Journal News on May 5, 2013 regarding the widespread fraud that took place during the 2012 school board election.

Rivers also in his letter to officials, want Federal Investigators, specifically the I.R.S. to look into prohibited political activity committed by W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the National Action Network and Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church and Bishop Collie Edwars of Friendship Worship Center.  Both institutions are 501 (c) (3) tax exempt. 

The full-length 35-minute recording of both clergymen admitting to participating in and influencing school board elections for the past 20 years can be found at:


Monday, May 5, 2014


Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo and Mayor Ernie Davis

Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson

Corrupt Ex-Councilwoman Eileen Justino

Clergy and C.E.P.A.A. controlled
Darcy Miller

Clergy and C.E.P.A.A. controlled
Charmaine Fearon

Voters must reject the Mount Vernon Library budget tomorrow.  For starters, City Hall is too much involved in the process as four employees with ties to City Hall and Mayor Davis are running for the School Board. 

The process was not transparent at all.  Federal investigators should also question Mount Vernon City Councilwoman Roberta Apuzzo and why her address is again showing up on questionable documents.  Apuzzo and her cronies in government even went to the extreme of concealing their fraud, by having the public library as the only place voters can cast their ballot for the upcoming library election on May 6, 2014. 

Just this weekend, voters in the City of Mount Vernon received literature from Mount Vernon Taxpayers for a stronger Mount Vernon.  The address for this organization is 4 Park Lane, Apt. 2D, Mount Vernon, NY 10550.  This is the home address of Councilwoman Apuzzo. 

Councilwoman Apuzzo has come under fire in the past and is currently under Federal Investigation because of her close ties with Mayor Davis.  Davis had his tax bills from a Florida condo he owns sent to Apuzzo.   Sources said that Apuzzo said the bills were sent by mistake and has never provided an explanation to the public.  We guess Councilwoman Apuzzo wants voters to again believe that her name showed up by “mistake” again on campaign literature.

A further investigation by Mount Vernon Exposed has revealed that the organization “Mount Vernon Taxpayers for a Stronger Library” is a fraudulent and bogus organization.  Sources have informed Mount Vernon Exposed that a significant amount of monies were raised in the name of this organization but there is no record of any filing whatsoever with the New York State Board of Elections or the New York State Department of State, which is required by law.  Where was the money spent?  Who wrote and signed the checks?

The race for School Board Trustee in the City of Mount Vernon has also taken a turn for the worst and voters will again be left with candidates that are controlled by Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson and his cronies.

The latest candidates to jump ship and join the Rev. Richardson corruption train are Charmaine Fearon and Darthea “Darcy” Miller.  Fearon and Miller, both from Fleetwood were part of the circus that saw them selected as candidates for Richardson, the Mount Vernon Democratic Party, and the United Black Clergy during a fraudulent and rigged process.  Fearon, as an attorney duly admitted to practice law should know better and stay clear of political influence since school board elections should are supposed to be non-partisan.  

Sources have informed Mount Vernon Exposed that a deal is in place that will see Justino return as Councilwoman next year.  Eileen Justino will be running on a ticket with Mayor Ernie Davis.  In order to receive the party support and receive the nomination for Councilwoman, Justino was told that she must turn out a lot of voters in Fleetwood in favor of Richardson and his candidates. 

Fearon and Miller have joined forces with another clergy controlled candidate, Omar McDowell.

Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson and his gang of thieves and cronies are singlehandedly responsible for the destruction of the school system and for Mount Vernon being the highest taxed City in the United States of America.  Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson and his gang of thieves and cronies are responsible for only 15% of third graders being proficient in English, Language, and Arts.  Rev. W. Franklyn is responsible for the high drop out rate and the high incarceration rate for young black and Latino males throughout Mount Vernon.

Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson continues to play the race card by instilling fear into African Americans in the City of Mount Vernon that if voters don’t choose his slate of candidates, a superior "white" force will take over the school system, and other African-Americans that run independently of Richardson are controlled by this superior "white" force.  

Voters must reject any and all candidates associated with Rev. Richardson and clergy in the City of Mount Vernon.  They have destroyed the educational system in the City of Mount Vernon.

Next Issue:  Up close and personal with Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson- “In his own words”………

Monday, April 28, 2014





Mount Vernon Exposed has learned that a complaint was filed with the United States Attorney’s office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the 2nd Department Grievance committee regarding corruption and criminality involving school board attorney Gus Mountanos. 

Gus Mountanos is an unscrupulous attorney that works for the law firm Ingerman Smith, LLP.  Mount Vernon Exposed previously revealed that Gus Mountanos in cahoots with school board President Len Sarver and Interim School Superintendent Judith Johnson, intentionally tampered with the hiring and contract negotiations of Superintendent of Schools and Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds.  These three individuals, through a series of manipulative events, tainted the process so they can bring in persons that were favorable to them and their political allies.  The strategic placement of central office personell by these three individuals would ensure that millions would continue to flow from the school district and into companies and persons of their choosing. 

News of tampering with the hiring for key positions at the Board of Education came to light last week during an executive session meeting with Board members.  Gus appeared to try to get ahead of the scandal by coming clean with board members, but it was already to late as some board members had already contacted law enforcement authorities demanding an investigation into Gus Mountanos and the law firm Ingerman, Smith, LLP. about the way contract negotiations were handled for the Superintendent of Schools and the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds positions. 

Gus Mountanos has been covering up the corruption in the Mount Vernon School district on orders from Interim School Superintendent Judith Johnson and School Board President Len Sarver. 

Taxpayers are also on the hook because the law firm of Ingerman Smith has been recklessly billing taxpayers for fees that  are totally unnecessary.  To add insult to injury Ingerman, Smith and Gus Mountanos is refusing to turn over documents in response to F.O.I.L. requests, a violation of New York State law.  It is standard practice for Ingerman Smith to send a team of 3-4 attorneys to everyboard meeting.  Taxpayers are billed at a rate of close to $300 per hour per attorney.  Board meetings typically last anywhere from 4-8 hours,  3-4 times per month. 

The reckless billing of Mount Vernon taxpayers by Ingerman Smith began when they took over the F.O.I.L. process from central office, a moved that has angered School Board Trustee Brenda Crump.   Trustee Crump is a victim to the shenanigans of Ingerman Smith. 

The takeover of the F.O.I.L. process by Ingerman Smith ensured that the money would continue flowing out of the door and into the pockets of unscrupulous cronies.  Ingerman Smith would also use legal tactics to refuse to hand over public documents that shows how taxpayer’s monies are spent. 

School Board Trustee Brenda Crump was repeatedly told that as a sitting Trustee that she could not have direct access to documents.  Trustee Crump was told that she had to file a F.O.I.L. request with the school district for the documents she was seeking.  It would then take months before Trustee Crump would receive said documents and not before having to address the board as a member of the public at a public school board meeting. 

Gus Mountanos and Ingerman Smith saw the takeover of the F.O.I.L. process as an additional revenue stream.  There would be additional man-hours needed to handle the voluminous F.O.I.L. requests.  The additional hours would be billed to taxpayers at a rate of $250.00 per hour. 

There were four candidates for superintendent that made the final cut.  Out of those candidates, board members voted to hire Mr. Robert Wayne Harris as the next Superintendent of Schools.  Gus Mountanos was then ordered to send out a contract and start the negotiation process.  Gus Mountanos started the process out with bad intentions. 

Gus Mountanos offered Robert Wayne Harris $230K for the job.  Interim School Superintendent Judith Johnson currently rakes in $265K per year.  Why would Gus Mountanos offer a new candidate a much lower salary than what is currently being paid?   This is just one of the tampering tactics that Gus Mountanos used to try to get Robert Wayne Harris from taking the job in the district. 

The status quo, Interim Superintendent Judith Johnson, School Board President Len Sarver, Mayor Davis and others want Richard Tomko as the next Superintendent.  Having Tomko is place would ensure that the gravy train would continue to run without any detours. 

Just last month School Board Frances Wynn suffered a stroke and was hospitalized.  Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that Wynn’s family members having been putting pressure on Wynn to resign citing her health issues.  Wynn is the sister-in-law of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis. 

While Wynn may not becoming back because of her health issues, Gus and the Ingerman Smith law firm issued an opinion and gave a directive that it is ok for Trustee Wynn to vote via Skype.  How is that for ethics? Trustee Wynn may not be of sound mind but Gus feels the need to ok her to vote via Skype.  The corruption never ends. 

Gus admitted to Board members that he “told” Robert Wayne Harris’ attorney about “Mount Vernon Exposed” and “Samuel L. Rivers”.  Just exactly what Gus “told” Mr. Harris’ attorney is unknown, but sources familiar with the investigation told Mount Vernon Exposed that Gus mentioned that Mr. Harris is going to be written about on the blogs, so therefore he shouldn’t take the job.  This was all done to keep Mr. Harris away and get Gus’ guy Tomko in the door.  Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed the Mr. Tomko was seen in recent at central office walking around with Judith Johnson as she was introducing him as the next Superintendent of Schools.

Gus has subsequently been removed from all future negotiations with any Superintendent candidates, however the damage has already been done.  Taxpayers cannot be made whole until Gus and his law firm Ingerman Smith is prosecuted for the crimes they committed against the City of Mount Vernon taxpayers.

All of these events could not be possible without a majority of the Board of Trustee voting in favor.  Trustee Rosemarie Jarosz, who is considered a swing vote on the Board, appears to be heading in the direction of School Board Trustee Len Sarver and his corrupt cronies.  Trustee Jarosz admitted publicly that Trustee Sarver called her and tried to get her to change her vote to approve a position for Renee Davis, daughter of Mayor Ernie Davis.  It was later discovered that Renee Davis was not even qualified for the position and a subsequent investigation revealed that Renee Davis has issues with her temper and lost cost several times in the classroom in front of students. 

It is appears that Sarver is up to his old tricks again.  Sarver has been bragging to members of the public and fellow board members that Trustee Jarosz is in his pocket and she will vote whatever way he tells her to.  It is appears that Trustee Jarosz is rapidly loosing her creditability as an independent thinker. 

To be continued……….