Monday, May 5, 2008

More slush fund shadiness exposed

The City Council has secretly moved millions of taxpayer dollars to unregistered charities through ghost groups that often have ties to the lawmakers themselves, a Daily News investigation has found.

Millions shifted to unregistered charities with ties to Council members

This latest budgetary sleight of hand allows the Council to get around the city's requirement that nonprofits receiving public funds must be registered charities.

For years, the so-called "fiscal conduits" haven't been listed in public records even though they were paid fees with taxpayer funds to handle the distributions.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's time to flush the toilet of all the city council members and start from scratch. I'm tired of them spending OUR tax dollars to pad their pockets and buy votes and patronage in their districts. This shouldn't be done on our dime. We need honesty and accountability in government. Throw them all out!!!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to know where my tax money's going! Down a rathole!

We pay a buttload to live in this city. That they steal from us to fatten their purses is unconscionable.

Taxpayer said...

Has the US Attorney examined the books of the departed drunken sex addict Gallagher?

Those books should make interesting reading, eh, Gallagher?