Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meeks' spending history under scrutiny

From the NY Post:

A nonprofit founded by Rep. Gregory Meeks took in more than $1.2 million in taxpayer money over the past 15 years with little to no oversight as to how it was spent, The Post has found.

Meeks funneled pork-barrel money to the Rockaway Peninsula Civic Association as a state assemblyman in the 1990s. He incorporated the charity, which was once based at his parents' house in Far Rockaway, in 1983. It is the second suspicious nonprofit linked to the Queens Democrat.

The organization had grand plans for a comprehensive after-school program for "at risk" students, similar to the successful Jackie Robinson program in Brooklyn. But its David N. Dinkins Center for Physical Culture fizzled by 2005, leaving only a skeleton program for seniors.

That program continued to receive city money until 2008, although it is not clear how it spent the cash since the association has no offices or staff. It supposedly organizes activities at a city-run community center, but purchases no materials.

City Councilman James Sanders, who routinely sent money for the senior program, stopped the cash last year because the nonprofit's paperwork was in disarray, according to his office.

Payments to Rockaway Peninsula were criticized by the good-government group Change-NY in the 1990s as an example of a waste of taxpayer dollars, but the group escaped scrutiny by routinely refusing to file nonprofit reports.


Anonymous said...

Look into how Vallone spent his $900,000.

His community is hurting and the money is ... ?

georgetheatheist said...

"Das righ'! Das righ'! Dey is tryin' ta bring down da brudder! Dey is jus tryin' ta bring down a dhedhesful black man." - Frank of Queens (the Greatest Caller ever to Talk Radio)

Lino said...

- Frank of Queens (the Greatest Caller ever to Talk Radio)

To, let me guess, Bob "Grant"? that ugly little d--o with the phony name and hair?

He now broadcasts via Comrex from the basement of a old farts home in NJ.

Question: Why isn't he dead..most of his audience is.

Anonymous said...

lino: make a fist and punch yourself in the face

ok, that's better

Lino said...

Anonymous said...

lino: make a fist and punch yourself in the face

ok, that's better"

No, thanks. I don't want the sort of brain damage you were born with.

Anonymous said...

c'mon, just punch yourself...you'll probably enjoy it

be a sport

georgetheatheist said...

C'mon Leen, take him up on it. You could sell tickets.

BTW Check out famous callers to not only Grant, but Lynn Samuels, Barry Farber, Barry Gray, et al. Frank of Queens AND John of Staten Island on their own show: www.therightperspective.org

2 Talk Radio Legends.