Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Construction firms' de Blasio donors are under the microscope

From DNA Info:

City investigators are looking into $45,000 in donations that workers from two related construction firms made to Mayor Bill de Blasio's 2013 campaign, city records show.

DNAinfo New York first reported in October that the Department of Investigation opened a probe into de Blasio fundraiser Husam Ahmad and his construction companies, HAKS and SIMCO Engineering.

DNAinfo reported at the time that both HAKS and SIMCO — which each have city contracts worth tens of millions of dollars — said in disclosures to the Mayor's Office of Contract Services that DOI investigators executed search warrants on their offices on Aug. 17.

Neither the firms nor the DOI, however, would tell DNAinfo what the probe was about.

But in a recent disclosure to the city, HAKS said the search warrant sought information on campaign donations.

Ahmad, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of HAKS, personally bundled $6,400 in contributions from HAKS employees to de Blasio's 2013 mayoral run, campaign finance records show.

HAKS employees donated an additional $32,900 that was not bundled by Ahmad to de Blasio's 2013 campaign and transition team. SIMCO employees gave $5,800 in donations to de Blasio's 2013 campaign, records show.

Ahmad did not donate directly to de Blasio — principals of firms that do business with the city can only give a maximum of $400 to a city candidate per election cycle. But Ahmad's wife, Uzma, has given a total of $13,450 to de Blasio's 2013 and 2017 campaigns.

In June 2014, de Blasio appointed Ahmad to the board of advisors of the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, a nonprofit that solicits donations to promote city causes. Records show that HAKS donated between $20,000 and $59,000 to the Mayor's Fund in 2015.

The mayor also appointed Ahmad to his Workforce Development Board, which consists of leaders from the private sector, public agencies and unions who advise the city on its policies about job seekers, employers and adult learners.

While HAKS does not have the disadvantaged business enterprise designation, SIMCO does.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Close in on the crooks!
Politicians are like the old "privateers".
What was a "privateer"?
Pirates who were licensed by England, etc. to plunder enemy ships.
They were still pirates.
De Blasio is carried around in the pockets of real estate developers, construction firms, and maybe even THE MOB!
Yes! Then there are some unions who are quasi mob.
Hmmm....cement contractors, carpenters....maybe some of his "Brooklyn Boys"!

(sarc) said...

Will these investigations ever end?

My, oh my!

When The Comrade finally gets prosecuted, there will be no end to the numerous charges...

Anonymous said...

😡 how could any one think of voting for this liar again?

Anonymous said...

How many more of these revelations need to be made before this bozo is in cuffs?

Anonymous said...

a majority of the US voted for hillary
what didnt she lie about?

Anonymous said...

*a majority of the US voted for hillary*

Only if you count the illegals and dead people.

*what didnt she lie about?*

Easier question - did she ever tell the truth?

Bozo needs to be voted out and let the law deal with his "tweeding".

Anonymous said...

""a majority of the US voted for hillary""

Nonsense--the illegals in New York and California voting with dead peoples SS# numbers swung that vote and they do not represent Americans nor the rest of the country.
I think this same lawless shit is going on on New York City. We have people like Bill DeBlasio and Chuch Schumer to prove it.
I don't know anybody who voted Clinton or these 2 assholes so where are all these votes coming from ?
An investigation, cleanup and obeying laws already on the books for over a century is needed.

Anonymous said...

"a majority of the US voted for Hillary"
Maybe not legally. In California, illegals are allowed to get a driver's license, and when they do, they are automatically registered to vote. It is not known the number of illegals who did vote.

JQ LLC said...

All under the rubric of, and not true, progress. These scumbags, De Faustio and these two worms exploiting the laws for the now bogus purpose of proving affordable and equitable housing for the majority of working poor and the dwindling middle class that are being priced out of boroughs once known for it's true diversity.

And stealing identities of workers to use as straw donors, just like those creep entrepreneurs with the restaurants and perfume wholesalers. These people need to rot in a cell post-haste.

Joe Moretti said...

Anonymous said...

"a majority of the US voted for Hillary"
Maybe not legally. In California, illegals are allowed to get a driver's license, and when they do, they are automatically registered to vote. It is not known the number of illegals who did vote.

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Jesus Christ, do any of you people actually know fucking anything. That is FALSE. While illegal immigrants can get a driver's license in California, THEY CANNOT VOTE. They do not automatically get to vote when they get unlicensed.

Damn, the knowledge of so many in this country is disturbing, but then we have a "president" who believes in the bullshit of alternative facts, something that does NOT EXIST.

Anonymous said...

I pray to God and Donald Trump for federal voter ID laws!

JQ LLC said...

"a majority of the US voted for Hillary"
Maybe not legally. In California, illegals are allowed to get a driver's license, and when they do, they are automatically registered to vote. It is not known the number of illegals who did vote."

I don't bother with this shit. Although it's good that Crappy posts these comments and gives these yahoos a voice to humiliate themselves.

People are going to believe what they want to believe. Hence De Faustio and his belief that what he and his lowlife donors did was on legal grounds.

Anonymous said...

@JQ LLC

Food for thought :)

https://www.intellihub.com/bombshell-evidence-shows-at-least-25-million-dead-and-fraudulent-registered-voters-in-2016/