Monday, September 19, 2011

Is Meeks next to go?

From the NY Post:

The e-mail was flagged “Importance: High.” A top executive at the Stanford Financial Group wanted an answer.

“Have we an update on Antigua?” demanded Lionel C. Johnson, a senior VP.

“Greg Meeks and Ed Ahmad have both called again this afternoon inquiring about the status of Ahmad’s VIP-box invitations.”

The Feb. 19, 2008, e-mail, obtained by The Post, was addressed to Yolanda Suarez, chief counsel for the company run by now-disgraced billionaire banker Allen Stanford. It and other insistent messages during that period show Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks was determined to get his pal, Edul Ahmad, invited to a Caribbean cricket match so he could meet another Meeks buddy, Stanford.

The urgent pleas were made a year after Ahmad handed Meeks $40,000.

Stanford would also throw cash at the congressman a few months later -- hosting a lavish fund-raiser in St. Croix in July 2008, complete with Cristal champagne and caviar, that raised at least $13,800 for Meeks’ campaign committee.

Now the circle of friends threatens to become a circle of felons.

Stanford, 61, is awaiting trial on charges he engineered a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Ahmad, 43, was indicted this summer in New York, accused of falsifying $50 million in loan applications. And Meeks, 57, is under investigation by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for the $40,000 Ahmad payment and is at the center of a separate federal probe for his role in a Queens nonprofit that allegedly stiffed Hurricane Katrina victims.

Meeks, an eight-term congressman, has a penchant for hobnobbing with shady characters and had few qualms about accepting their cash -- or doing them favors.


Anonymous said...

here we go again. is not democrat/liberal dictatorship grand ?

Anonymous said...

Circle of Felons - a great line!

Anonymous said...

After redistricting he would have to be both black and latino to get re-elected.

Anonymous said...

I look at this guy and see someone as phony as a 3 dollar bill!

Hispanic Muslim said...

Only a Hispanic Muslim can win that seat:

Anonymous said...

#1,if you are a dem. ,you finally got the message.

lets get a CHECKS AND BALANCES GOVERNMENT this time...