Quinn Uses the People's Money to Run for Mayor and Run the Council Bully Control Councilmemebers
In a clear attempt to win support of Brooklyn Democratic Boss Vito Lopez Speaker Quinn channeled $4.4 million this year to his Brooklyn power base — the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council — through Brooklyn council members Domenic Recchia, Erik Dilan, Stephen Levin and Elizabeth Crowley. Power hungry Quinn allowed Lopez to have the money despite the fact he and his organization are under federal investigation.
Quinn did use her power as speaker to take a fire ax to Queens Councilman Peter Vallone’s share of the boodle. Vallone Quinn by vocally opposing the renaming of the Queensboro Bridge in honor of former Mayor Ed Koch — so the speaker slashed his member-item take by 42%, or roughly $600,000. She also cut from the budget $6 million for a City University public-policy program named in honor of Vallone's father the former council speaker. The petty Quinn (NYP) *NYC Budget: $2.8 million in discretionary funds is "the only time Staten Island gets a little more than it's fair share than the rest of the city," says Oddo
True News Wag the Tail of the NYPQuinn Tries to Buy the Brooklyn Boss Support For Mayor With Another $4.4 Million City Council Dollar Slush Fund
The Permanent Government Pushes Quinn 2013: Alliance with Bloomberg and slush fund scandal "are fading, replaced by the euphoria surrounding the marriage bill." [Jeremy Smerd / Crains]
Vito’s charity could lose big bucks Lopez’s favorite charity the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council— already being investigated by federal officials for fraud — could lose more than half-a-million dollars in city funding if it doesn’t turn over its books to the state this week.
Will Kruger Rat On His Political Pals to Protect His Lover?
Brian Mclaughlin Rats on the late Tony Seminerio who in Rats on both Kruger and Boyland. The Question in Albany now is who will Kruger Rat on? Did the FBI drop this story in the NYP to get Kruger to talk or his corrupt friends to make a deal before he is caught? The NYP said Kruger will announce his resignation by the end of the summer. For two reasons: love and self-interest. Kruger wants to cut a better deal for himself and his live-in boyfriend -- who is also charged in the scheme.Quitter Kruger 'plea deal'(NYP)
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