Thursday, April 23, 2015

IS BUILDING COMMISSIONER MARK WARREN THE "BAGMAN' FOR CRIMINAL MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS?

CRIMINAL MAYOR ERNIE DAVIS
It is no secret in the City of Mount that the administration’s of convicted criminal Mayor Ernie Davis and Clinton Young were the most corrupt in the history of Mount Vernon.  The Davis and Young regime's was also the most corrupt in New York State for a city of its size.

In a corrupt regimes, their a facilitator that acts as an intermediary between the public and the regime that employs the facilitator.  The facilitator is also known as the "bagman". 

The "bagman" is responsible for delivery of cash that usually comes from nefarious activities such as racketeering, bribery and extortion to the leader of the regime.   The "bagman" is usually appointed to a position of power and has the authority to makes "things happen" without the consent of the leader of the regime.

During the first few terms of Mayor Davis, the "bagman" of choice was former Mount Vernon Building Commissioner and Treasurer of the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee Ralph Tedesco. 

Tedesco was responsible for shaking down contractors looking to do business with the City of Mount Vernon.  These contractors would them make hefty donations and purchase tables at fundraisers thrown by the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee.  Donations would then be funneled to Mayor Davis campaign needs. 
FORMER CORRUPT MAYOR CLINTON YOUNG




Tedesco also made life hard for architects, contractors, and others that didn't fall in line with the program.  Architectural plans and permits filed with the Department of Buildings would be delayed, especially if you didn't choose an architect of contractor that was "Mayor Davis" friendly.  In other words, if you didn't use one of King Ernie's people, you weren't getting far.  If you did eventually get a permit without falling victim to Tedesco's extortion tactics, chances are you have either out your property up for sale or file bankruptcy because of all the monies you expended behind petty plan examiner objections by Tedesco that cost you additional time and money. 

Clinton Young had a chance to take over and do some real good for the City of Mount Vernon.  Instead, Young displayed his greed from the onset.  Young immediately created unnecessary positions at the taxpayer’s expense.  Young also recklessly gave his staffers raises before they even started in their positions.  Two of these controversial hires were Young's sister Mary Graves and former corrupt DPW Commissioner Terrence Horton.  Former Clinton Young top aide John Boykin told us on the recording that Tedesco was in fact the "bagman" for Mayor Ernie Davis and Clinton Young.
"BAGMAN" RALPG TEDESCO

Young also promised during his campaign for Mayor that he would clean up the Department of Buildings. Instead, Young retained the services of Tedesco and allowed the corruption to continue.  Tedesco's corruption now knew no boundaries.  Profits were flourishing and Young was getting fatter by the day.  Tedesco became so comfortable with his capers that he started to get sloppy.  It was not until this very website exposed Tedesco for bid rigging that he eventually was forced to resign. 
Clinton Young had gotten used to the profits funneled to him through DPW Commissioner Terrence Horton and Building Commissioner Ralph Tedesco and would not allow Tedesco's departure to slow down the gravy train.  After all Clinton Young is a very lazy man that has depended on public service paychecks for most of his life. 

Young would seek out a new "bagman".  The new "bagman" must not give off the appearance that he is shady or up to no good.  The new "bagman" must give off the impression that he cares about the City of Mount Vernon when if fact the new "bagman" will not live anywhere near the City of Mount Vernon.  The new "bagman" must give off the appearance that reform of the building department is on the way, when in fact; this is just a smokescreen to hide the millions being pilfered from taxpayer coffers.  The new "bagman" must be willing to break the law and take the fall when things get hot; in other words the new "bagman" will be left holding the bag.

"BAGMAN "MARK WARREN
Mark Warren was eventually hired as Mayor Young's "bagman".  Warren came in appearing to be an upright and moral person that seemed to want to do the right thing for the City of Mount Vernon.  

Every administration typically chooses their own Commissioners when they are sworn into office.  Clinton Young kept Ralph Tedesco and Ernie Davis kept Mark Warren.  One must conclude that illicit funds are funneled through the Department of Buildings and the Department of Public Works. 

Commissioner Warren is still around doing King Ernie's dirty work.  On King Ernie's orders, Commissioner  Warren has issued dozens of illegal permits and allowed businesses to operate that do not have the required Certificates of Occupancy.  Commissioner Warren is the only holdover from the administration of Clinton Young. 

Now, Clinton Young wants to come back and be Mayor again in the City of Mount Vernon.  If that happens, one can be assured that the corruption in the Department of Buildings will never end.


TO BE CONTINUED...

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CORRUPT SENATOR TO ANNOUNCE HER CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF CITY OF MOUNT VERNON

CORRUPT SENATOR RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON
Tomorrow at 10 A.M. the race for Mayor in the City of Mount Vernon is set to begin as the first of an unsavory cast of characters in set to announce her candidacy for Mayor. 

That character is corrupt New York State Senator Ruth Hassel-Thompson, the do nothing Senator who represents parts of Mount Vernon and a huge section covering parts of the Bronx.

Many question the motives of Senator Thompson seeking the Mayoral office in Mount Vernon, but one thing is for sure; Senator Thompson is nothing more than criminal Mayor Ernie Davis in a dress.  Senator Thompson did nothing as a City Council person in Mount Vernon and even less as a Senator in Albany.

The embattled Senator is the subject of a Federal investigation as she was caught on Federal wiretaps.  The contents of those wiretaps still have not been made available to the public.  According to an Albany insider, Senator Thompson was very instrumental in the backdoor deal making in Albany and testified at the trial of former Majority Leader Malcolm Smith.  It is alleged that Senator Thompson testified against Senator Smith in exchange for Thompson not being prosecuted by Federal authorities for her years of corruption while serving as a Senator in Albany.

To add insult to injury Senator Thompson has formed a ticket with a bunch of unscrupulous individuals that will be her running mates.

CORRUPT FORMER CITY CLERK LISA COPELAND

Senator Thompson's running mate that will seek City Council seats are Lisa Copeland and Diane Munro-Morris.  Lisa Copeland was the former City Clerk who intentionally and willfully destroyed documents in City Hall when F.B.I agents were investigating Mayor Ernie Davis.  Those documents included financial disclosure statements of Mayor Davis and other documents.
CORRUPT CITY COUNCILMAN DIANE MUNRO MORRIS

Diane Munro-Morris is the former president the Mount Vernon City School District Board of Trustees and is a former Mount Vernon City Councilwoman.  While serving on the school board, Munro-Morris was singlehandedly responsible for bring in former Superintendent Dr. Sawyer, the corrupt Superintendent that used taxpayer coffers as her personal slush fund and was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a teacher at Mount Vernon High School.

According to political insider, is has even been alleged that Munro-Morris profited in the hiring of Dr. Sawyer by receiving a kickback from the search firm that recommended the hiring of Dr. Sawyer.

Question have gone unanswered about the health of Senator Thompson and if she is even healthy enough to endure the campaign for Mayor which is sure to be an exhausting and the most difficult campaign of Senator's Thompson career.  In recent years, including during last years re-election campaign for Senate, Senator Thompson was hospitalized with serious health issues.   Many of these hospitalizations seem to occur during the State budget process, which raises further doubt if Senator Thompson is mentally competent to serve as Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon.  

Mount Vernon residents are encouraged to come out at 10 A.M. tomorrow on the steps of City Hall as Senator Thompson publicly announces her candidacy to continue the criminal enterprise of criminal Mayor Ernie Davis.

Happy Campaigning Senator Thompson!


Next up...Is former Mayor Clinton Young planning to come back as Mayor to finish his quest of looting the City of Mount Vernon?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

COMPTROLLER MAUREEN WALKER'S INCOMPETENCE HAS COST TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

Incompetence Plagues the Comptrollers Office


CORRUPT COMPTROLLER MAUREEN WALKER
Since last year’s firing of Deputy Comptroller Tom Rajala, the Comptroller’s office has become one of the worst run departments in Mount Vernon’s City Hall. Rajala’s firing was executed because he did not campaign for Maureen Walker on her last election. It is no secret that Tom Rajala competently ran the Comptroller’s office, and since his departure, the Comptroller's office is in shambles. It is also no secret that Comptroller Walker does not have a clue how to run her department.

One example of Comptroller Walkers’ incompetency recently reared it ugly head when Comptroller Walker mailed out incorrect W-2 forms to city workers who made 414H contributions. Such a mistake is inexcusable and very costly to Mount Vernon taxpayers. This never happened when Tom Rajala ran the Comptroller’s office. Walker proceeded to mail letters to workers, informing them of the mistake, but she failed to use her department letterhead in an attempt to hide her incompetency. Mount Vernon taxpayers were forced to pay for Comptroller Walker’s blunder.  Furthermore, in January, New York State cited the Comptroller’s office with mismanagement. State auditors were critical of Maureen Walker’s payroll department, which lost millions in taxpayer dollars. Instead of accepting responsibility, Comptroller Walker forced employee Greg Bowman to resign, and Marsha Simpson was suspended.

The Comptroller’s office is a disaster, and Maureen Walker is the leader of a sinking ship. Comptroller Walker’s ineptness has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Comptroller Walker spends too much of her city time handling her personal business, and illegally uses her employees to work on fundraisers and campaign duties. These are all performed on the City’s clock and at taxpayer’s expense


Maureen Walker has turned her back on the citizens of Mount Vernon. Comptroller Walker cuts deals with unsavory characters hoping to obtain support for this year’s Mayor’s election from the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee.  Comptroller Walker remained silent while Mount Vernon residents were hit with over 31% in tax increases for the past 3 years. Developers are in the process of making Mount Vernon the home for every homeless person in the state. One such property is the development at 125 South 5th Avenue, formerly owned by Comptroller Walker ally Serepher Halevi, which Walker gave her blessing to at Sunday’s groundbreaking ceremony.

Developers have been purchasing an enormous amount of foreclosed homes to build low-income housing for out of town people.  Most of these properties were tax foreclosures of the elderly who could not pay the tax increases implemented by our Comptroller. Maureen Walker has been brutal on taxpayers, especially the elderly, and has foreclosed on them at an alarming rate. Comptroller Walker has shown no mercy on the people of Mount Vernon.

Low-income housing has destroyed Mount Vernon, because it allows other towns and villages to dump their citizens in Mount Vernon. Our city has the Lion share of the County’s homeless population. City schools are overwhelmed, and Comptroller Walker remains silent while Mount Vernon declines.

Mount Vernon is being sold to the highest bidder and Comptroller Walker is in on the heist.  Comptroller Walker sold her soul for a chance to be Mayor, but she is not qualified to be Mayor or to hold any position in The City of Mount Vernon. Her department is poorly run, and she has become a liability to Mount Vernon. Comptroller Walker needs to resign and a qualified and honest Comptroller should replace her. 

To be continued?

Coming Next week...Is Comptroller Maureen Walker guilty of Federal tax evasion?


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CORRUPT BUILDING COMMISSIONER ISSUES ILLEGAL CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO TAX CHEAT OWING $123K; THE MANSION IS HAPPY LAND DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN

COMMISSIONER MARK WARREN
Criminal Mayor Ernie Davis and Mount Vernon Building Commissioner have engaged in questionable activity that makes one wonder if a pay to play racket is going on in the City of Mount Vernon.  Have these men placed money, greed, and power over their sworn duties to keep Mount Vernon residents safe by enforcing New York State Building Codes and Standards?

Commissioner Mark Warren continues to allow "The Mansion", an illegal nightclub masquerading as a catering hall located at 4 N. Third Avenue to operate without necessary signoffs from the Department of Buildings and other City departments. 

Commissioner Mark Warren is instructed by his boss, convicted criminal Mayor Ernie Davis, to issue Certificates of Occupancies to his financial supporters and political allies and to make life hell for those who oppose the Mayor politically and those who do not donate to the Mayor's campaign chest.  Extortion and racketeering are standard operating procedure in the City of Mount Vernon and the Department of Buildings.

What do Mayor Davis and Richard Galante, owner of Galante Enterprises and 10 N. Third Avenue have in common?   They are both tax cheats and are behind on property taxes in the City of Mount Vernon.

Mayor Davis' pal Richard Galante is currently delinquent $123K in property taxes to the City of Mount Vernon.  Commissioner Mark Warren and Mayor Davis knew of this tax delinquency when Commissioner Mark Warren issued the temporary certificate of occupancy.  Davis told Warren he wanted to help out his pal so that he could sell his building.  The new owner would be forced to deal with the illegal property not conforming to zoning and building code standards. 

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New York State Law prohibits the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, temporary or permanent, without fire/smoke sprinkler system fully operational.  The Mount Vernon Fire Department has not tested the sprinkler system at "The Mansion".  No one knows that is will work in the event of a fire.  Patrons could burn up and perish in the flames.

The Mansion is a Happy Land Social Club disaster waiting to happen.  Mount Vernon Exposed warns the public not to attend any events at "The Mansion" until all inspections and sign offs have been done in accordance with New York State Building Codes and Standards.  Severe injury or death can occur while in attendance at "The Mansion" because there is no adequate fire protection at the premises.   Mount Vernon Exposed will monitor the progress at "The Mansion" and keep the public informed of the findings. 

Two Mount Vernon DPW workers have been actively promoting an event at "The Mansion" scheduled to take place on Friday, March 20, 2015.    A Davis insider told Mount Vernon Exposed that Mayor Davis told Commissioner Warren to allow the party to continue and not close down "The Mansion" because he liked the "entrepreneurial spirit" of the young men.  Is Mayor Davis or Commissioner Warren reaping financial rewards by allowing "The Mansion" to remain in operation?

Mount Vernon Exposed also learned that the ordinance officer for The City of Mount Vernon was operating a restaurant inside of "The Mansion" without the required food permits from the Westchester County Department of Health.  The ordinance officer only applied for the necessary permits after a visit from the Westchester County Department of Health.

An insider told Mount Vernon Exposed that Commissioner Warren lied to Mayor Davis when asked if he knew a restaurant was operating in "The Mansion".  Commissioner Warren said "NO", however Commissioner Warren failed to disclose that he used to eat food from "The Mansion" and flyers from "The Mansion" were often left on the counter for all to see in the Department of Buildings.

Mount Vernon Exposed has learned that a complaint has been filed with the Department of Justice because the Mansion is not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  More details to follow soon.


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