Tuesday, January 18, 2011

COUMMUNITY ACTIVIST SAMUEL L. RIVERS BREAKS SILENCE ABOUT CORRUPTION IN MOUNT VERNON AND CORRUPT DISTRICT ATTORNEY JANET DIFIORE

Thursday, January 13, 2011

*****BREAKING NEWS*****MOUNT VERNON CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILL VOTE TO OVERRIDE EMBATTLED MAYOR CLINTON YOUNG'S VETO OF 2011 SPENDING PLAN.

Mount Vernon City Council President Karen Watts
Embattled Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton Young

 This just in.  Mount Vernon Exposed has obtained a copy of a press release disseminated by Mount Vernon City Council President Karen.  The press release goes into detail about the budget process and further clarifies rumors circulating through City Hall and around the City of Mount Vernon about alleged questionable activity by the Comptroller and the City Council.  Mount Vernon Exposed has also obtained a copy of Mayor Young's veto letter to the Mount Vernon City Council.

Mayor Young and his cronies have promised that 2011 will be the same as 2010 forcing the City Council to spend thousands of dollars on outside counsel due to Corporation Counsel Loretta Hottinger's conflict of interest.  It is advised that the City Council take immediate steps to prevent this type of reckless and selfish political posturing by Loretta Hottinger and Mayor Young.  Taxpayers can no afford to pay for Hottingers' outright incompetence and arrogance.  Hottinger is the wife of Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee 2nd Vice Chairman Ronald Detres.  Detres' regularly disseminates press releases drafted by Mayor Young and company.  Hottinger was spotted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 leaving her office with Kenneth Plummer, publisher of Mount Vernon Today, a newspaper alleged to be funded by Mayor Young.  Plummer, holding what appeared to be documents on City of Mount Vernon letterhead,  also got into Hottinger's navy blue Audi A6 as they left the building.

Mount Vernon Exposed will keep taxpayers informed as we follow the 2011 budget process.

Press Release From City Council President Karen Watts                                                            

Mayoral Veto of Budget                                                              

Monday, January 10, 2011

ONGOING CORRUPTION IN DPW UNDER MAYOR YOUNG'S WATCH; DPW SUPERVISOR MAY FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

Corrupt DPW Supervisor Rudy Persaud

Embattled Mayor Clinton I. Young Jr.


Embattled Corporation Counsel Loretta Hotttinger




Earning $135,000 a year for some people means good living and enjoying the finer things in life.  Apparently for DPW Supervisor Rudy Persaud that isn’t enough.  Once again Rudy Persaud has shown that corruption is “alive and well” in the administration of Mayor Clinton Young.  Rudy Persaud is currently serving a 30 day suspension without pay for his latest act of official misconduct.  

Mount Vernon City officials are well aware of Persaud’s corruption and are taking steps to do damage control, especially since this year is a Mayoral election year.  The damage done by Persaud and others may prove too much to rehabilitate Mayor Young’s failing re-election bid.  

According to sources, Rudy Persaud is facing potential criminal charges due to the fact he used city equipment and resources paid for by Mount Vernon taxpayers to repair a private homeowner’s sidewalk at 245 Summit Avenue.  Alice Seibert, the owner of the property, paid Rudy Persaud money to repair the sidewalk after Rudy Persaud suggested to Ms. Seibert that he could get the job done at a cheap price.  The homeowner then entered into an agreement to repair the sidewalk at 245 Summit Avenue.  

However, before Rudy Persaud entered into a contract to repair the sidewalk, a neighbor to Ms. Seibert, Rose Petrucci, who lives at 255 Summit fell and seriously injured herself on the sidewalk at 245 Summit Avenue.  The injury to Ms. Petrucci prompted Rudy Persaud to go to 245 Summit to inspect the property to see if the City of Mount Vernon was liable for the injury and also for the repair of the sidewalk.  Typically, the City of Mount Vernon repairs sidewalks that are damaged due to uprooting trees.  Sources have told Mount Vernon exposed that there was tree root damage at 245 Summit Avenue, however Mr. Persaud told the homeowner that the damage to the sidewalk at 245 Summit Avenue was caused by “environmental causes” and therefore the City of Mount Vernon was not responsible for the repair.  

Mr. Persaud then proceeded to repair Ms. Seibert’s sidewalk.  Mr. Persaud then got paid for the work he and/or his son who is also a public work employee did.  In between all of these events the neighbor at 255 Summit Avenue commenced legal action against the City of Mount Vernon.  The legal matter is still ongoing.  During a deposition hearing where Rudy Persaud was deposed and was under oath, Rudy fabricated tales surrounding the events that led to the repairing of the sidewalk at 245 Summit Avenue.  Rudy denied that he fixed the sidewalks when accusations surfaced.  Rudy was in denial until checks were produced by Ms. Seibert showing that he was indeed paid for his services.  Corporation Counsel Loretta Hottinger quickly tried to push this under the rug.  

Rudy was then given a disciplinary hearing about his egregious, blatant acts of corruption.  Rudy was then given a 30 day suspension without pay.  Loretta Hottinger then forwarded this information over to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office for criminal prosecution.  Mount Vernon Exposed™® will continue to follow this ongoing corruption scandal in Mayor Young’s administration.  

 Mount Vernon DPW Supervisor Rudy Persaud Suspended Over Misconduct Allegations