Sunday, November 6, 2011

Assemblyman under fire for tweeding

From NBC:

A Queens lawmaker has been organizing out-of-state gambling trips for hundreds of seniors citizens, which has raised eyebrows among good government groups because the trips are funded by corporate donations.

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) solicited about $4,000 in donations for his latest trip in August. The money came from Consolidated Edison, Regal Recycling, Health First, and the Amalgamated Transit Union.

The money paid for round-trip, chartered buses and lunch for the elderly Queens residents.

Nonprofits that monitor government ethics have criticized the concept, concluding it looks more like a self-promotional campaign event rather than a community service for seniors.

Remember back in September when I highlighted this very issue.


FlushingRepresenter said...

Politics = legal crime

William M. Tweed said...

This is NOTHING compared to what I've done!

Anonymous said...

I personally think that someone ought to advise CON EDISON on what is going on about this -- this is the only right thing to do