For Immediate Release:
DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT LEADER AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST SAMUEL RIVERS OBTAINS MORTGAGE DOCUMENTS INDICATING FORMER MAYOR ERNEST DAVIS WAS INVOLVED IN MORTGAGE FRAUD AND ELECTION FRAUD
Contact: Samuel L. Rivers firstname.lastname@example.org (914)760 8136
November 3, 2011
Mount Vernon, NY DEMOCRATIC district leader and community activist Samuel L. Rivers today announced that he will be hold a press conference to disseminate documents that he say will prove that former Mayor and current Mayoral candidate Ernie Davis was involved in mortgage fraud and election fraud.
Ernie Davis owns a condominium located at 23 Water Grant Street, Unit #11M, which was purchased in 1999. According to mortgage documents obtained from the Westchester County clerk, Ernie Davis indicated that he would be occupying the unit as his primary residence for a period of at least one year, which means his election bid in 1999 was illegal and violated NYS election law. Ernie Davis’ actions were criminal in nature.
Ernie Davis is also behind in his property taxes by at least $32K and has had a lien filed against him by the condo association for unpaid condo charges. According to the Westchester County Clerk’s office, the lienor, Bd Mgr. Of Pierpointe On The Hudson Condo I, filed a lien in March 2011 for $ 2,600.60 for unpaid common charges.
“Ernie Davis is unfit for public office”, said Rivers. Ernie can’t manage his own finances so why should voters entrust him with a $90M budget?” “It appears that Ernie wants to continue the criminal activity made infamous during his administration. Mount Vernon will not progress under an Ernie Davis administration” Rivers added.
At the press conference Rivers will distribute copies of the mortgage documents to the public.
Where: Steps of City Hall
When: November 3, 2011
What: Press Conference
Time: 1:30 P.M.
§175.35 of NYS Penal Law
Offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree
A person is guilty of offering a false instrument for filing in the
first degree when, knowing that a written instrument contains a false
statement or false information, and with intent to defraud the state or
any political subdivision, public authority or public benefit
corporation of the state, he offers or presents it to a public office,
public servant, public authority or public benefit corporation with the
knowledge or belief that it will be filed with, registered or recorded
in or otherwise become a part of the records of such public office,
public servant, public authority or public benefit corporation.
Offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree is a class E felony.
§ 17-104 of NYS Election Law
Any person who:
1. Registers or attempts to register as an elector in more than one
election district for the same election, or more than once in the same election
2. Registers or attempts to register as an elector, knowing that he will
not be a qualified voter in the district at the election for which such registration
is made; or
3. Registers or attempts to register as an elector under any name but
his own; or
4. Knowingly gives a false residence within the election district when
registering as an elector; or
5. Knowingly permits, aids, assists, abets, procures, commands or
advises another to commit any such act, is guilty of a felony.
§ 17-132 of NYS Election Law
Any person who:
1. Knowingly votes or offers or attempts to vote at any election, when
not qualified; or,
2. Procures, aids, assists, counsels or advises any person to go or
come into any election district, for the purpose of voting at any election,
knowing that such person is not qualified; or,
3. Votes or offers or attempts to vote at an election, more than once;
or votes or offers or attempts to vote at an election under any other name than
his own; or votes or offers or attempts to vote at an election, in an election
district or from a place where he does not reside; or,
4. Procures, aids, assists, commands or advises another to vote or
offer or attempt to vote at an election, knowing that such person is not
qualified to vote thereat; or,
5. Prompts a person, applying to vote, to falsely answer questions put
to him by the inspectors concerning his identity or qualifications for voting; or,
6. Being an applicant for an absentee voter’s ballot, makes a material
false statement in his application, or a person who makes a material false
statement in a medical certificate or an affidavit filed in connection with an
application for an absentee voter’s ballot; or,
7. Not being a qualified absentee voter, and having knowledge or
being chargeable with knowledge of that fact, votes or attempts to vote as an
absentee voter; or,
8. Fraudulently signs the name of another upon an absentee voter’s
envelope or aids in doing or attempting to do a fraudulent act in connection
with an absentee vote cast or attempted to be cast; or,
9. Falsely pretends or represents to the inspectors of election or any of
them that he is incapacitated to mark his ballot, for the purpose of obtaining
assistance in voting under the provisions of this chapter, is guilty of a felony.
Any offer or attempt under this section shall be deemed to be the
doing of any act made necessary by this chapter preliminary to the delivery of
a ballot to an elector or the deposit of the ballot in the ballot box or his
admission to the booth or voting machine enclosure.