|CORRUPT CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT|
On Friday January 2, 2015 Mayor Ernie Davis ensured that corruption and the money train would continue to move long after he is sentenced to jail later this month.
Marcus Griffith, who only received 25% of the vote when he ran against Maureen Walker for Comptroller, was sworn in as the next City Council President. There was a deliberate and skilled attempt by Councilmembers Roberta Apuzzo, Yuhanna Edwards, and Marcus Griffith to block Richard Thomas and Deborah Reynolds from becoming City Council Presidents.
The last few years, Mount Vernon residents saw a ping-pong match between Councilmembers Yuhanna Edwards and Roberta Apuzzo being installed as President of the City Council. Councilman Yuhanna Edwards and Roberta Apuzzo have been Council Presidents for the last 5 years.
Conflicts of interest do exist in the City of Mount Vernon and it is the standard and normal way of doing business in the City of Mount Vernon. It is common knowledge the Mayor Davis and Roberta Apuzzo have been alleged to be having an extra-marital affair for years, and Councilman Yuhanna Edwards may be mentally ill and unable to continue to serve. On several occasions, especially during his campaign for City Council and Mayor, Yuhanna Edwards told stories of how he used to kill people in Vietnam while he was in war. Such erratic behavior falls inline with people who are suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). Councilman Edwards must come clean and resign if he indeed in diagnosed with PTSD. That could explain why Yuhanna Edwards never makes any sense when addressing the public at City Council Meetings. Was Councilman Yuhanna Edwards exposed to agent orange while in Vietnam?
Mayor Davis' latest hand picked puppet picked to replace his alleged long time mistress Roberta Apuzzo, is under Federal investigation for extortion and official misconduct. Sources say that City Council President Marcus Griffith's wife rented out a school to host one of her for-profit events and was supposed to reimburse taxpayers for the rental of the school facility which is owned by the Mount Vernon City School District which is ultimately owned by City of Mount Vernon taxpayers.
When a bill was generated and sent out to his wife for payment, City Council President Marcus Griffith, in a fit of rage, stormed the Business Office at the Mount Vernon Board of Education and demanded that the bill be "wiped away". Several employees that were present during Council President Griffith's violent rage reported to Mount Vernon Exposed that Marcus Griffith even invoked his official status as a City Councilmember, and even went so far as to say that when he is sworn in as City Council President, that there would be no cooperation between the City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon City School District. City Council President Marcus Griffith was in his official capacity as a Councilmember when he visited the Board of Education.
Griffith’s troubles don't end there. Griffith came under fire when investigators from Mount Vernon Exposed called a tenant that resides in a property he owns at 115 E. Forth Street. The tenant described Griffith as a slumlord and says that he fails to provide adequate heat during the winter months. Roaches and mice also are a severe problem in Griffith's building according to the tenant.
Griffith was also cited by the FCC for having an illegal radio station broadcast from his building at the same location.
The scary part is that Marcus Griffith will become Mayor in the event that Ernie Davis must resign or is sentenced to jail. Mount Vernon is in trouble.
Send Marcus to jail with Mayor Davis, perhaps they can become cellmates and trade crime stories about how they ruined the great city of Mount Vernon.