From the NY Post:
The Rev. Floyd Flake, a key member of the consortium awarded the Aqueduct video-slots contract, pays himself and his wife nearly $1 million a year for their charitable and church work, The Post has learned.
According to the latest tax filings for his charity, Empowerment Ministries, Flake, 65, raked in $519,928 in 2008. His wife took in $449,509 the same year.
Most of the money came from groups related to the charity, including an undisclosed portion from the Empowerment Development Corp., the company Flake registered in 2008 in order to bid on the Aqueduct "racino" contract.
He and his wife were also paid by the Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, where Flake is the pastor. Other funds came from Empowerment Music Group Recording Inc.
Only a small portion of his earnings, $68,000, came directly from the charity. His wife, the Rev. Margaret Elaine Flake, 61, received $43,000 from the group.
Flake, a former congressman, remains a Democratic kingmaker in Queens.
"Floyd Flake is extremely valuable to AEG because of his political clout in both Queens and New York state," said Ken Boehm, chairman of National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group. "Now he appears to be dangling his support for the governor until AEG's bid is fully approved."
Flake did not return a call seeking comment.
I wonder what he'll do when the Feds come callin'.
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