Statement from Steven Stites, Spokesman, Dan Halloran for City Council, Regarding Kevin Kim Accepting the Scandal-Plagued WFP Line
“Kevin Dukun Kim has come upon the Working Families Party endorsement in a way that surprises no one – a backroom deal designed to fool the voters. The benefits of this deal are enormous – and possibly illegal. Kevin Kim now stands to benefit from the Working Families Party’s web of underhanded activities, its ties to ACORN and its mysterious Data and Field Services, a business created solely to evade campaign finance law.
“A vacancy was caused when Barbara Byrnes, a Queens resident and Democrat who had been endorsed by the Working Families Party for City Council in our neighborhood, was nominated by the Working Families Party for a judgeship in Suffolk County. Pundits had predicted that Kim would in fact get Byrnes off the line to pave the way for him to have an extra line without having to face the scrutiny of the voters. Since Byrnes is only on the WFP line in Suffolk, the nomination is a sham device to create the vacancy. Kevin Kim, upon accepting the nomination, did not even announce the endorsement.
“Kevin Kim claims to be a reform candidate – but he stealthily accepted the help of the WFP, ACORN and their insider cronies. An unknown amount of money may now flow from Kim’s campaign to Data and Field Services. The WFP’s role in other campaigns is under investigation by the New York City Campaign Finance Board, local District Attorneys and possibly the Attorney General. Kim’s expenditures must now also be scrutinized for any evidence of laundering or illicit funneling through this shadow corporation, and whether Kim is violating the public trust in campaign finance laws.
“This is par for the course for Kevin Kim. He already has on his payroll Michael Nussbaum, a formerly convicted felon and the notorious ‘bag man’ for the infamous former Queens Democratic Borough President Donald Manes. Kevin Kim has raised virtually all of his campaign funds from out of state, and even out of the country, and now he is officially in bed with the scandal-ridden Working Families Party and ACORN. And Kevin Kim will clearly say and do anything to be elected.
“I call for an Attorney General investigation of Data and Field Services immediately. And I ask the voters to reject the politics of corruption practiced by ACORN, the WFP and Kevin Kim.”
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