Sunday, March 1, 2009

Builders bribed Bronx BP

From the Daily News:

The man who is President Obama's newly minted urban czar pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign cash from city developers whose projects he approved or funded with taxpayers' money, a Daily News probe found.

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion often received contributions just before or after he sponsored money for projects or approved important zoning changes, records show.

Most donations were organized and well-timed.

In one case, a developer became a Carrion fund-raiser two months before the borough president signed off on his project, raising more than $6,000 in campaign cash.

In another, eight Boricua College officials came up with $8,000 on the same day for Carrion three weeks before the school filed plans to build a new tower. Carrion ultimately approved the project and sponsored millions in taxpayer funds for it.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Take him down.

Anonymous said...

Not another corrupt Obama appointee. Better that Obama keep him, otherwise he will get to stay at his Bronx BP job.

Look at Bill Richardson- after getting tossed by Obama, he still got to keep his job as New Mex. governor. The poor citizens of that state are stuck with him.

Taxpayer said...

Here's what this has come to: Obama seems genetically incapable of attracting honest, taxpaying, competent people to appoint.

Obama himself lived in the Chicago sewage for so long (and profitably) that he has a highly developed skill at sniffing out the other sewer dwellers.

People with integrity always frighten the crooks. Vultures never go after living, walking creatures. Carrion is their main meal.

Anonymous said...

For this tax season: remember to report your bribes, they are taxable income. It worked for Al Capone and it will work for others. Staff up the IRS and let's get cracking. I need the clerical work and I'm excellent with a spreadsheet.

Anonymous said...

For this tax season: remember to report your bribes, they are taxable income. It worked for Al Capone and it will work for others. Staff up the IRS and let's get cracking. I need the clerical work and I'm excellent with a spreadsheet.

Anonymous said...

Unless this is poverty in Africa the elites in NYC don't give a shit.

Assholes.

georgetheatheist said...

The Bronx? No thonx. - Ogden Nash

Anonymous said...

Obama sucks !!
He appointed crooks and pro New World Order people then Bush.

France and the Netherlands may be telling us what to do on 4 years.
See:
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5822265.ece

We are f*cked !

Anonymous said...

sob hang him like in the old days

Anonymous said...

HEY... CRAPPER... WHY HAVE YOU NOT POSTED ANY INFO REGARDING THAT BIG DRUG BUST IN MIDDLE VILLAGE? PERHAPS... BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LATINO OR BLACK?? YOU CAN'T JUST PICK AND CHOOSE CRAPPER. PERHAPS YOU ARE RACIST...??? HMMM..

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20270202&BRD=2731&PAG=461&dept_id=574901&rfi=6

Chris said...

A Bronx BP accepting brides? I find that very hard to believe!

Queens Crapper said...

Attention commenter 2 comments above me:

Middle Village pot bust makes history

Now apologize.

Anonymous said...

The Crapper posted that story a week ago asswipe, well before the Queens Chronicle did.

Anonymous said...

Evan has a short attention span!

Anonymous said...

Bribe is a strong word for what was reported. Please don't distort the facts. You're really running with nothing more than newspaper hearsay. No investigation, no trial, no indictment, etc....

Politicians ALL take campaign contributions. It's how they run campaigns (unless you're Bloomy).

Isn't the whole process of given campaign contributions that the donor gives to a candidate that he/she believes will further his/her own interest? Bribe is an inaccurate term here....

Anonymous said...

Freedom of speech allows one to categorize what transpired here as a "bribe". The quid-pro-quos that routinely go on in this country are loophole bribes.

Anonymous said...

I guess you really can't blame Obama for trying.

Every time he hooks a politician
they turn out to be a crook.

Well...toss Carrion back and try a new fishing spot!

The likelihood, though, of finding an honest pol is near impossible.

The Prez ought to give his
choices lie detector tests before appointing them to cabinet posts, etc. in the future!

Good luck and G-d help the USA!

I guess the only "CHANGE" we can depend upon is a change of underwear each morning!