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"The penalties levied today against the Cumbo and Levine City Council campaigns represent only the first step in this proceeding," board chair Rose Gill Hearn said in a statement. "The Board will consider violations and penalties for the other parties to these transactions."
With new evidence pointing to alleged illegal coordination, Advance Group’s President Scott Levenson campaign practices are damaging his brand; will it extend to his clients as well?
The CFB has failed to offer one iota of evidence that coordination took place in this case,” said attorney Larry Mandelker. It is interesting that Mandelker the attorney in 2009 for Data and Field, a different CFB campaign funding scandal that the WFP is trying to stop in the Staten Island courts, would comment on the recent CFB fines involving Advance Group PAC NYCLASS. Both the candidates fined with Advance were endorsed by the WFP
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Not Vision Zero When It Comes to Taxi Drivers
Cabby who sheared off beauty queen’s leg is back behind the wheel(NYP) Himon claimed he was cut off by cyclist Kenneth Olivo, 41, and lost control of his cab after he tried to zip ahead of the pedal pusher. After the accident, the TLC suspended Himon’s license for 30 days, and he was slapped with a summons for operating a cab he was not authorized to be driving. But since neither the Manhattan district attorney nor the NYPD filed criminal charges against Himon, the agency reinstated his license, which he claimed last Sept. 26. The TLC — which has vowed to take new steps to keep dangerous drivers off the road — did ask Himon to voluntarily surrender his license, but he refused, an agency spokesman said. The Bangladesh native, who has been in the United States about five years, later admitted to The Post that he was a lousy driver, and records show he racked up three moving violations for nine points on his license in 2011, including citations for running a red light and driving 65 mph in a 45-mph zone. Himon briefly worked for Arthur Cab in Queens after the accident — but was quickly fired after the company discovered he had lied during a job interview. “I asked if he had any accidents. He said no. He drove here two days,” a manager said. “The TLC called and asked if he was working for us, and then they told me.”
If you want to know why Mohammed Faysal Himon is still driving a cab ask these lobbyists: Bolton St. Johns, Inc., Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz, Wilson, Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Connective Strategies LLC , New York Taxi Workers Alliance, Inc., Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP,
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"Rather than just covering the cases that my office and other offices are already bringing, figure out ways to break new ground and to cover new stories," Bharara said. "Groundbreaking corruption coverage is not just good copy, it's a path to good government." Bharara
The press has a role to play, Mr. Bharara said, noting that he is saddened by recent reports of newspaper closings and staff downsizing. "Rather than just covering the cases that my office and other offices are already bringing, figure out ways to break new ground and to cover new stories," he said. "Groundbreaking corruption coverage is not just good copy, it's a path to good government."
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- It is interesting to note that the Black Institute shares office space with the prominent consulting firm the Advance Group, which has deep ties to Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and WFP candidates generally. Until her recent departure from the Advance Group, both the firm and the Black Institute had the same spokeswoman, Chelsea Connor, who handled press inquiries for both organizations. The Advance Group, run by Scott Levenson, made headlines recently for its campaign work in the 2013 elections, during which the firm apparently took campaign dollars from individual campaigns as well as from outside groups supporting the same candidates through independent expenditures. Assurances that there was no improper coordination of resources have been met with skepticism by some observers (and possibly regulators).
- No special prosecutor was selected until January 2012, when Brooklyn attorney Roger Adler, a Democrat, was appointed to head up the investigation.
In 2009 in addition to Mark-Viverito, who's running for re-election, the seven Council candidates with DFS contracts include: Danny Dromm, SJ Jung, Brad Lander, Jimmy Van Bramer, Debi Rose, Lynn Schulman, and Jumaane Williams.Four WFP candidates including de Blasio have sent a total of $42,467.30 to New York Citizens Services, Inc., a company that shares its Brooklyn address with ACORN, the WFP, and DFS. The ACORN-WFP canvas must be somewhat like "Springtime for Hitler," the play produced on Broadway by Max Bialystock; over subscribed. Funded with a mix of public funds, party funds, union funds and candidate payments, the Working Families Party is free to charged favored candidates ridiculously discounted rates for campaign services through their for-profit arm DFS. Not only are the two entities of WFP and DFS intertwined in this scheme, but at least six New York City council campaigns as well. It’s possible over $1 million is involved in this elaborate plan with at least $1.7 million in matching taxpayer dollars. And as stated in my previous post, even though the NY Secretary of State has WFP’s address listed on Third St. in Brooklyn, their website has it listed at 2 Nevins St. in Brooklyn.