Saturday, April 12, 2008

Stark: Quinn's accounts bogus? So what?

BOGUS GRANTS OK: COMMISH
By DAVID SEIFMAN, NY Post

The city's finance commissioner yesterday defended phantom grants as no big deal.

Commissioner Martha Stark said using bogus accounts to reserve millions of dollars in government grants was nothing to be concerned about because all the money earmarked by the City Council eventually landed at legitimate organizations.

"It never seemed that a check was cut to a false organization," Stark said in a radio interview.

"This is discretionary money. This is exactly what our budget and our system is set up to do."

As The Post first reported, the council, since fiscal 2002, has set aside $17 million for fictitious community groups for disbursement to real groups after the budget is adopted.

4 comments:

Taxpayer said...

She's just more proof of the deep corruption that pervades this city.

The Finance Commissioner believes that dishonesty is OK?

So, if we all start hiding our income to avoid city taxes, that's a sign of honesty?

This is how Bloomberg thinks?

Anonymous said...

Well....
ain't she a regular Sally Hemmings...
a phony ass jive turkey Aunt Jemima!

What's she going to get for kissing
Quinn's butt?

Anonymous said...

We, the taxpayers, should think this is no big deal?

Is Stark up to the same antics?

Hmmmmm.

Maurice Chevalier said...

From her picture, Stark seems to have something in common with Quinn.....I can't quite place it right now.......what could it be?