Friday, September 4, 2009
Avella: Bloomberg Ripping You Off
From Fox 5:
As far as Queens City Councilman and mayoral candidate Tony Avella is concerned, opponent and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg is up to no good.
"I'm not calling him a crook, " Avella told Good Day NY's Greg Kelly on Friday, but "he's using his position of mayor to further his personal wealth."
Avella says that when the mayor first took office he said he had separated from the multi-billion dollar media company he founded - Bloomberg LLP. Later, Bloomberg said he was overseeing the company.
While mayor, Avella says, Bloomberg has increased his personal wealth by $16-$18 million (he cites a NY Times report) even though he's only paid $1 per year as mayor.