Monday, April 9, 2012

Why did pols give this no-show doc tons of cash?

From the NY Post:

The city spigot of cash for a questionable Queens charity may be turned off.

The city Health Department said it was reviewing three contracts worth a total of $13,000 with Angeldocs after the The Post reported last week that the charity’s health center was often shuttered and that the founder and sole staffer, Dr. Dorothy Ogundu, refused to reveal how many patients she treated or whether she had malpractice insurance.

The taxpayer cash, secured by City Councilmen Leroy Comrie, James Gennaro and Mark Weprin, was supposed to fund Ogundu’s public-access television show on health topics and to generally “improve prevention of diseases.”

After The Post raised questions about Angeldocs, Weprin’s brother, Assemblyman David Weprin, pulled legislation he had proposed that would allow Ogundu to apply for a retroactive property-tax break on the health-center building.

She owes the city $300,000 in back taxes.

1 comment:

American said...

No way, another scammer in NYC? This honest working for a living philosophy is dying in this country.