Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE'S DARCY MILLER AND OMAR MCDOWELL TIED TO CORRUPTION PROBE

Darcy Miller, Omar McDowell, and Edward Poteat, 
tied to Corruption Probe

Corrupt School Board Candidates Make deals with Developers to Rob Children of an Education and Taxpayers of Their Money


City Council President Roberta Apuzzo, who is under investigations for her dealings with crooked developers, announced that she will not seek re-election. Corruption is also linked to School Board Trustees Darcy Miller, Omar McDowell and their developer running mate, Edward Poteat. Like Roberta Apuzzo, the trio made deals with developers to sell out Mount Vernon.

 Developers plan to bring 4000 new children to the school district, and force homeowners to pay to educate them. Mount Vernon’s current students will soon be forced to compete for classroom space, and programs.

Mount Vernon’s School District has a pending Lawsuit against the City of Mount Vernon, to enact a moratorium on tax reduced, low-income housing. This lawsuit is saving Mount Vernon from destruction. If these developments are built, homeowners will be on the hook for over $100 million extra per year to educate the new students who will flood the school district. Property taxes will double, due to a rise in education, police, and sanitation cost.

The La Porte developers, who are building on Gramatan Ave, convinced the City Council that only 6-8 kids from their building would enter the school district. They received a 40-year PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) and will pay $60,000 per year in property taxes, for 40 years. In a recent Journal News report, La Porte officials now admit that 50 students will enter the school district. At a minimum of $30,000 per year to educate a student, The La Porte will cost Taxpayers $1.5 Million per year to educate children from their building. Others project 75 kids will enter the school system. City Officials hosed the taxpayers for 40 years. This is just one building. Thanks to our crooked politicians, there are 40 more low income developments coming to Mount Vernon, with the same (tax break) deal. Mount Vernon will go bankrupt, while crooked politicians line their pockets.

In order to assure that the other 40 buildings are erected, developers are scrabbling to dismiss the school district lawsuit, and are pouring money into the re- election of Darcy Miller, Omar McDowell. and Edward Poteat. Mr. Poteat, a low-income slum developer was hand-picked by Kenneth Plummer and former City Councilman Steve Horton, who is under federal investigation with Kenneth Plummer for shady deals they made while the Heritage Homes low-income project was developed in New Rochelle. Mr. Plummer is the key low-income lobbyist in Mount Vernon. On any given day, you will find Kenneth Plummer handing out literature and pumping money into the campaign of Miller, McDowell, and Poteat.

The proposed development will add an additional 25,000 new people to an already overcrowded Mount Vernon. Darcy Miller voted for the district lawsuit, and Omar McDowell voted against the Lawsuit. They are now both in bed with the same people our school district are suing. This is a gross conflict of interest.  

CORRUPT AND SHADY LOBBYIST
KENNETH PLUMMER
Lobbyist, Kenneth Plummer, and City Councilman Marcus Griffith are spearheading the election campaign of Miller, McDowell, and Poteat. For years, corrupt City Councilman Marcus Griffith took money from Plummer and developers in exchange for approval of their projects. Griffith has gone on a lavish spending spree, including buying homes for cash. Griffith, who needs to keep his gravy train rolling, cut deals with Darcy Miller, Omar McDowell, and Edward Poteat to roll back the moratorium.  Mr. Poteat, a slum developer, will stand to pocket millions from taxpayers.

Councilwoman Apuzzo has not filed campaign reports for years. Sunday’s Journal News investigative series exposed the widespread corruption in Mount Vernon. Apuzzo received large donations from developers who had applications before the City Council. Money was passed, and developers received approvals for their applications. Against campaign finance law, Roberta Apuzzo did not file reports showing her donors. The heat is on to see her contributions, and now she suspends her campaign. Marcus Griffith should resign from the City Council. He received hundreds of thousands from groups who had applications before the City Council.



COPY OF COUNCILMAN MARCUS GRIFFITH'S DEED OF PROPERTY
HE OWNS IN MARTHA'S VINEYARD THAT HE BROUGHT WITH DIRTY CASH


Make no doubt about it, Mount Vernon is overrun with dirty politicians. Kenneth Plummer and Marcus Griffith are at the center of a government investigation. Darcy Miller, Omar McDowell, and Edward Poteat have sold out our children and taxpayers. The Miller, McDowell, and Poreat campaign has been marred with violence, and corruption.  They made deals with corrupt individuals, and are now the faces of what is wrong with Mount Vernon.





Tuesday, September 6, 2016

VOTERS MUST REJECT TAMIKA COVERDALE'S BID FOR CITY COURT JUDGE

CORRUPT MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS, CORRUPT DEPUTY POLICE JOSEPH SPIEZIO, AND CORRUPT CHIEF OF STAFF SHAWYN PATERSON HOWARD
Mayor Thomas and Corporation Counsel Lawrence Pocari have violated a court order issued by New York State Supreme Court Justice Susan Cacace.  Last month, Cacace ruled that the City of Mount Vernon violated her court order when they put locks on O.K. Freddy after she ordered them removed. 
 
Mayor Thomas has since gone berserk and has been going from one extreme to the other.  Yesterday morning Mayor Thomas, Corporation Counsel and his Chief of Staff/Planning Commissioner Shawyn Patterson-Howard held a meeting to discuss how to close down O.K. Freddy’s Meat Market again.  Shawyn Patterson Howard led the meeting.
 
According to a source that was present during the meeting, Mayor Thomas was cussing like a sailor and repeatedly said “FUCK THE JUDGE, I RUN MOUNT VERNON”.   The source said Mayor Thomas was adamant about closing down the businesses. 
 
Corporation Counsel Lawrence Pocari was so bold that he put his evil plan into writing.  Pocari sent out emails to City of Mount Vernon employees stating that if they did not write violations they would be written up for “Neglect of Duty”.
 
Mayor Thomas has shown complete disregard for the judicial system and apparently unfazed that he can be held in contempt of court for willfully violating a court order.
 
         
Judge Cacace ordered all parties to appear in her courtroom tomorrow morning at 11:30 A.M.  Mount Vernon Exposed will continue to follow this developing story. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MAYOR THOMAS SAYS "FUCK THE JUDGE" AND WILLFULLY VIOLATES COURT ORDER

CORRUPT MAYOR RICHARD THOMAS, CORRUPT DEPUTY POLICE JOSEPH SPIEZIO, AND CORRUPT CHIEF OF STAFF SHAWYN PATERSON HOWARD
Mayor Thomas and Corporation Counsel Lawrence Pocari have violated a court order issued by New York State Supreme Court Justice Susan Cacace.  Last month, Cacace ruled that the City of Mount Vernon violated her court order when they put locks on O.K. Freddy after she ordered them removed. 
 
Mayor Thomas has since gone berserk and has been going from one extreme to the other.  Yesterday morning Mayor Thomas, Corporation Counsel and his Chief of Staff/Planning Commissioner Shawyn Patterson-Howard held a meeting to discuss how to close down O.K. Freddy’s Meat Market again.  Shawyn Patterson Howard led the meeting.
 
According to a source that was present during the meeting, Mayor Thomas was cussing like a sailor and repeatedly said “FUCK THE JUDGE, I RUN MOUNT VERNON”.   The source said Mayor Thomas was adamant about closing down the businesses. 
 
Corporation Counsel Lawrence Pocari was so bold that he put his evil plan into writing.  Pocari sent out emails to City of Mount Vernon employees stating that if they did not write violations they would be written up for “Neglect of Duty”.
 
Mayor Thomas has shown complete disregard for the judicial system and apparently unfazed that he can be held in contempt of court for willfully violating a court order.
 
         
Judge Cacace ordered all parties to appear in her courtroom tomorrow morning at 11:30 A.M.  Mount Vernon Exposed will continue to follow this developing story. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

REV. W. FRANKLYN RICHARDSON AND UNITED BLACK CLERGY RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS OF BLACK MEN IN MOUNT VERNON

Mount Vernon’s Ineffective Clergy

REV. EDWARD MULRAINE
While violence claims the lives of citizens in Mount Vernon, our religious leaders remain silent. The same leaders, who loudly preach politics from the pulpit and suck the life out our school district, stay silent while our citizens die.

Last month, the local clergy pushed Kevin Bunch for school board trustee. The United Black Clergy (UBC) members took time out of their sermons to illegally electioneer from the pulpit. Grace Baptist crony, Henry May, peddled Bunch literature in front of polling locations.

Killings and gun violence are never on Sunday morning programs. Many believe the black churches in Mount Vernon created the violence we are experiencing by robbing the school district blind, and producing a generation of uneducated former students.

PASTOR
W.FRANKLYN RICHARDSON
As bullets fly and the people die, the Clergy remains silent to the tragedies that plague Mount Vernon. They never offer the option of opening their churches to get kids off the street. Macedonia Pastor Darren Morton spent many Sundays electioneering from the pulpit endorsing Kevin Bunch for School Board Trustee. However, Morton is partly responsible for our youth walking the streets with no activities. Morton, who is a failed Recreation Commissioner, should not be employed by the City of Mount Vernon. The lack of recreation in Mount Vernon plagues our city.


Although the Clergy is silent to tragedies, they are vocal when it comes to city and school elections. They are also vocal as to who gets to spend bond money.

While people die, the Clergy are focused on electing Reverend Edward Mulraine for the State Senate seat, vacated by Ruth Hassell Thompson. Sources say, Reverend Mulraine of Unity Baptist Church in Mount Vernon repeatedly cheated on his wife and fathered a child with a parishioner. His wife left him. While our youth’s blood spills in the street, our Clergy supports Mulraine. Bunch and Mulraine are on the Sunday morning programs, not the victims of violence, who lay in morgues with gunshot wounds. Mulraine is the protégé of Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson and Grace Baptist Church.

While we bury our citizens, Rev. Richardson of Grace Baptist Church, invited Rev. Al Sharpton, (last Sunday), to speak at Unity Baptist Church. The prior day’s shooting death and stabbing were not on the agenda, but Mulraine for State Senate was. Does Sharpton know of Mulraine’s past, or did the UBC fail to mention it?

Our Clergy in Mount Vernon is a disgrace. The UBC is active in everything but saving our community. Their School District meddling may be the reason Mount Vernon is erupting in violence. They are not interested in helping to stop murders they may have caused.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE OMAR MCDOWELL RECEIVING FOOD STAMPS WHILE DRIVING $100K VEHICLE

School District Shame

CORRUPT SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE
OMAR MCDOWELL
School Board Trustee Omar McDowell hit a new low Tuesday, and it is now clear that the only reason he became a School Board Trustee, is to line his pockets with taxpayer’s money. Tuesday, Trustee McDowell and long time crook Terrance Horton, stormed the Ed Center, trying to secure a contract for Horton and Horton’s Korean business connection.  Sources report, that in return for McDowell securing a school district contract for Terrance Horton, he would receive a 10% cut. Sources also report that McDowell was promised financial compensation for securing a deal for Carver Federal Bank to perform services for the school bond. Such deals are illegal.

Mount Vernon Exposed was informed that Trustee McDowell is receiving food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP). It is likely that McDowell is also receiving government rent assistance. The McDowell family members are driving expensive Cadillac vehicles with out of state plates.  How is it possible that a Trustee on government assistance can afford theses vehicles? Something is wrong, and a federal investigation needs to be conducted to find out if the McDowells are defrauding the government.

The UBC tried to hijack the School Board, by backing Kevin Bunch in the past election. A Bunch win would have given Trustee Dorothea Miller the Board Presidency, and the United Black Clergy (UBC) control of the Board. Miller is tied to the hip of Omar McDowell, as well as The UBC. It would have been a disaster having this group in power. Crooked Ministers pulling the strings of a crooked board majority would be a repeat of 2002 when the then $100 million bond was stolen. With a majority, the district would have had no choice but to cave in to McDowell, and our bond money would once again become misappropriated.

McDowell is an embarrassment. He is the point man for crooked Ministers and crooked businessmen, and should resign. It is obvious that he does not have enough moral fiber to represent children, and hold the position as a School Board Trustee. The fact that he has other Trustees who are aligned with him, is shameful. Those Trustees should also resign. Our Children deserve better.

The board owes the residents of Mt Vernon an audit of past bonds. It was promised, but it has yet to be accomplished.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UNITED BLACK CLERGY GOES DOWN IN DEFEAT-VICTORY FOR MOUNT VERNON TAXPAYERS

BISHOP EDWARS ENGAGED IN ILLEGAL
CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES
The UBC Goes Down In Defeat


The United Black Clergy (UBC) received a crushing defeat in yesterday’s school board election. Their Candidate, Kevin Bunch was strongly rejected by Mount Vernon voters. Adriane Saunders, Rosemarie Jarosz, and Dr. Serigne Gningue won re-election, and will serve another 3-year term.




There were winners and losers in the school board race

Losers

Bishop Collie Edwars and The UBC 

These bands of corrupt Ministers were rejected by the voters of Mount Vernon, as well as by members of their congregation. They destroyed the school district from 1997-2013 and tried to make a come back, and once again steal bond money. UBC President, Bishop Collie Edwars is out of touch with the issues. He and The UBC need to stay out of our school system.






Dorothea Miller, Charmaine Feron, and Omar McDowell


This trio of board members hitched their wagon to Ministers who are hell bent on destroying the district. They should resign. If not, next year this time, voters of Mount Vernon desperate for a better Mount Vernon, will vote them out of office.

Delia Farquharson


Ms. Farquharson also hitched her wagon to Corrupt Ministers. Voters want churches out of politics, and Ms. Farquson can’t seem to get that message. Voters will send her a message loud and clear, and reject Delia Farquharson’s bid for a City Council seat next year.

Maureen Walker

The winds of politics in Mount Vernon have changed. Maureen Walker is constantly on the wrong side of the will of the people of this city. Banding together with The UBC to bring down a very successful school board was a big mistake.

Crooked Contactors

Omar McDowell pitched shady contractors for bond contracts. Their hopes for a financial windfall by raiding the bond were dashed.


Kevin Bunch

Kevin does not understand politics, and needs a history lesson. The bad board members are up for re-election next year.

Winners

The Citizens of Mount Vernon

Changing the power of the board while a $108 million is floating around, would have buried Mount Vernon. Students and taxpayers are big winners today.

The Mount Vernon School District

Once an embarrassment, Mount Vernon’s school district received a big victory yesterday. With a great Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, and a competent honest board, our district has a great future.

Rosemarie Jarosz, and Dr. Serigne Gningue

Bishop Collie Edwars made it very clear that the UBC was targeting Jarosz and Gningue. The voters rewarded them while punishing UBC candidate Kevin Bunch.

The New Movement

There is a very small group of people who want Mount Vernon to succeed. They know how to win elections and will be a force to contend with.

Congrats to Mount Vernon.