Westchester County Democratic Chairman Reggie LaFayette (center)
Embattled Westchester Family Court Judge Nilda Morales Horowitz
Supervising Family Court Judge Kathie E. Davidson
Mount Vernon Exposed™® has just received an explosive email from a person claiming to be a New Rochelle Democratic District leader. The email contains allegations that certain judges in the judicial system in Westchester County live a lifestyle of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Mount Vernon Exposed™® began a series last month exposing corruption in Westchester County Courts. The relentless efforts by Mount Vernon Exposed™® investigative reporters has even discovered that Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young Jr., uses a taxpayer funded bodyguard to escort him to late night escapades with Family Court Supervising Judge Kathie Davidson in New Rochelle at her home located at 16 Montgomery Place. It has been reported to Mount Vernon Exposed™® that Mayor Young and Judge Davidson have been romantically involved for several years.
The author of the anonymous email revealed that there is widespread corruption in the Democratic Party in New Rochelle and throughout Westchester County. There are even plans under way to oust current Westchester County Chairman Reginald LaFayette when the Dems re-organize in September. According to the email, Arnold Klugman, New Rochelle Democratic Chairman, is leading the crusade to overthrow Mr. LaFayette. LaFayette has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks for allegedly attempting to extort Judges in Westchester County. Party Leaders and current Democratic candidates have called on Mr. LaFayette to step down so that the party can unite behind Gubnutorial hopeful Andrew Cuomo. Sources close to Mr. LaFayette have told Mount Vernon Exposed™® that Cuomo and other top Democrats are keeping their distance from LaFayette so that the Democratic ticket and their message of “The New Democratic Party” are not tainted.
Corruption in the Democratic Party in Westchester knows no limits. The email sent to Mount Vernon Exposed™® paints a picture of sleazy individuals living high on the hog. It has been reported that allegations of Mr. LaFayette attempting to extort and bribe individuals are not new. There is even a paper trail to suggest that there is some substance and legitimacy to these horrific allegations. The City of New Rochelle underwent a massive revitalization of its downtown several years ago and saw prominent real estate developers such as Donald Trump and Louis Cappelli take an interest. However, it has been alleged that the price to build in New Rochelle did not come at a cheap price. The email suggested that Reggie LaFayette received a substantial amount of cash to facilitate meetings between Louis Cappelli and former New Rochelle Mayor Tim Idoni who is currently Westchester County Clerk. A search with the NYS Board of Elections has revealed that Mr. Lafayette has received $30,000 from Louis Cappelli and/or subsidiaries controlled by Louis Cappelli. It appears that Mr. LaFayette is doing quite well for himself.
But it doesn’t stop there. Mr. LaFayette has secured a high paying job for his long time girlfriend Sha-Kee Williams with Westchester County Judge James Hubert. It was told to Mount Vernon Exposed that Ms. Williams previously worked for Supreme Court Judge Sam Walker another Judge allegedly shaken down by Mr. LaFayette. Judge Hubert ran unsuccessfully for NYS Supreme Court last year. One can imagine that hiring Ms. Williams as one of the highest paid secretary’s in the Westchester County court system is Judge Hubert’s subtle way of saying thank you to Mr. LaFayette for the Democratic Party’s nomination for NYS Supreme Court. Ms. Sha-Kee Williams is also a Democratic district leader in New Rochelle.
It is also alleged that New Rochelle party boss Arnold Klugman is upset over Sha-Kee Williams high paying job in the court system. The email says that Klugman often refers to Sha-Kee Williams as a sleazy alcoholic and that she and Mr. LaFayette use cocaine together.
The email suggests that cocaine use is not limited to just party bosses and their girlfriends. According to the email, Judge Nilda Morales Horowitz also allegedly abuses cocaine. There is no way to substantiate this allegation because New York State Law does not require that Judges undergo drug tests. The source also states that Judge Horozitz came to the New Rochelle Dem meeting and was extremely cold and arrogant. In the email, there is information that Judges have sex with Mr. LaFayette in exchange for the party nomination. It is alleged that Judge Morales and Judge Davidson offered and/or had sex with Mr. LaFayette in exchange for the Democratic nomination for Westchester County Family Court.
Judge Horowitz is up for re-election this year and has come under fire in The Journal News and various sites on the internet because of serious ethics violations that could have had her removed from the bench, however the authoritative body only voted to publicly censure her.
It would appear that Arnold Klugman has been covertly planning the demise of Mr. LaFayette for many years. The email states that Klugman has reported the alleged crimes of Mr. LaFayette to Federal law enforcement officials. Klugman was overheard telling other New Rochelle District leaders that Mr. LaFayette has a house in the south that is very, very big, an indication that money has been laundered to maintain this very, very, big house.
Even though Arnold Klugman is trying to overthrow Mr. LaFayette as County Chairman, Mr. Klugman is not a saint himself. Klugman has also been accused of corruption. Klugman is also employed with the Westchester County Board of Elections. Klugman has been accused of jamming voting machines so that when you pull the lever to vote, the vote isn’t recorded for the candidate of your choice. Klugman has also been accused of taking and destroying Independence Party petitions when the candidate wasn’t looking. Klugman’s alleged actions resulted in the candidate not being able to get on the ballot. The author of the anonymous email also states that she overheard Klugman stating that there were too many black Judges on the bench in Westchester County. These allegations about Klugman as well as the other inappropriate conduct named herein must be immediately investigated by The United States Department of Justice.
Where there is a teacher, there is always a student willing to learn. Reggie’s protégé Kenneth Jenkins apparently has been paying attention and hasn’t fallen asleep at the wheel. The next issue of Mount Vernon Exposed™® will focus on this year’s endorsements for Westchester County Family and Courts and the roles that Mr. LaFayette and Mr. Jenkins played for securing nominations for their candidates. Mount Vernon Exposed™® will even reveal the roles that current Judges played in securing nomination for the Democratic candidates.