Wednesday, September 20, 2017



United Black Clergy President enters Quid Pro Quo arrangement with former School Board Trustee and criminal Omar McDowell’s wife to hire her as a Parent Liaison
On orders from Reggie LaFayette and the Mount Vernon Democratic City Committee, United Black Clergy Mafia President Pastor Rev. Troy DeCohen accused School Board Trustee Lesly Zamor, without one iota of evidence, of swindling the school district of $2.4M.

Community members are outraged that a so-called member of the clergy  would stoop so low as to attack a School Board Trustee in front of a live audience at the School Board meeting held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Sources say the United Black Clergy Mafia is upset that they couldn’t strong-arm and extort School Board Trustee Lesly Zamor into giving the United Black Clergy Mafia contracts for the $108M bond recently voted on by City of Mount Vernon taxpayers. In the exchange for this quid pro quo arrangement, Alicia McDowell, wife of former School Board Trustee Omar McDowell, was able to keep her job as a parent liaison. The Bible teaches us in Mark 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he, will hate the one, and love the other; or else, he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that United Black Clergy President Troy DeCohen continues to align himself with criminal and former School Board Trustee Omar McDowell.  McDowell was arrested and charged after he was captured on video after he violently assaulted Community Activist Samuel L. Rivers.  UBC President Troy DeCohen has even given McDowell a more prominent role in the UBC.   This is the new Mount Vernon.

Extortion and the United Black Clergy go hand in hand.  United Black Clergy henchmen Henry May’s role with The Mount Vernon School district, while scores plummeted, taxes tripled, and an entire generation of children were destroyed, is troubling

Henry May’s connections, helped secure a no questions asked $75,000 job for his daughter, Donna Jackson. Jackson would be ushered in to serve as  Superintendent of School Ken Hamilton’s executive assistant.   Mount Vernon Exposed began an investigation into Donna Jackson after receiving several complaints that Jackson was hired illegally and not in accordance with New York State Civil Service protocols. 

Mount Vernon Exposed requested Ms. Jackson’s resume under the Freedom of Information Law, but the district refuses to release it. For some strange reason Alice Patterson, the records access officer for the Mount Vernon City School District refuse not to not release Ms. Jackson’s resume and job application.  Not releasing this public information is in violation of New York State law.  Taxpayers will once again be left holding the bag due to the negligence of the United Black Clergy regime.

The political patronage position awarded Ms. Donna Jackson was never posted and no civil service exam was ever called for.  No other applicants were interviewed. Former School Board Trustee Elias Goodzeit who has strong ties to church officials, gave Donna Jackson a personal reference on her resume, which is inappropriate and an outright conflict of interest. Federal investigation need to look into the Gootzeit-Mays-Jackson connection to see if any monetary consideration was given or promised to Mr. Gootzeit for his kind gesture of providing Ms. Jackson with a personal reference.  Investigators should also look at all tabs and resolutions voted on by Gootzeit that had anything whatsoever to do with Judith Johnson and Donna Jackson.  Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that because Mr. Mays is a member of Grace Baptist Church, the headquarters of CEPA, is the reason his unqualified and inept daughter received her current job.

Formers Schools Chief  Judith Johnson informed the district that Donna Jackson would write grants.  As of today, no grants were written by Ms. Jackson. Sources informed Mount Vernon Exposed that Donna Jackson has no idea how to write a grant, and the grant writing claim was only fabricated, to justify her employment and illegally circumventing New York State civil service requirements. 

As you can see, the dots are connecting. The United Black Clergy and City Hall has too much influence in The Mount Vernon School system. Jobs, contracts, and kickbacks are the main goal of these groups. The test scores of Mount Vernon children are horrendous, and these groups are to blame.

A school system is put in place to educate children. Mount Vernon’s school district has failed them miserably, and has become a cesspool full of greedy people stealing from children and taxpayers.Mount Vernon Exposed challenges any Community Activist, Henry May, and members of the UBC, to explain how student performances have fell so far behind, almost to the point of no return and why property taxes have skyrocketed to the highest in the nation under their leadership.
Unfortunately, we have different types of Black Politicians, Church leaders, and Community Activists than we had 40 years ago. Our leaders in the past really cared about our community, and did not exploit those who were vulnerable.  The churches and City Hall should immediately remove themselves from the stranglehold they have on our school district. They should apologize for damaging the lives of so many of our youth. They should compensate the tens of thousands of people who were cheated out of an education. They should repay the taxpayers who funded this fraud. They should also buy back the homes of grandmothers and others who were kicked to the curb because they could not pay their taxes.

To Be Continued ......#mvready 

Friday, August 4, 2017


The plot thickens regarding the nominating petitions of Missing Money Maureen and City Council candidate Delia Farquharson. Investigators have seized the petitions of Delia Farquharson as their corruption probe widens. 
Sources say that Missing Money Maureen falsely swore to signatures that were obtained by her and Delia Farquharson. The signatures were witnessed by Colette Walker, daughter of Maureen Walker. 
According to a political insider, Missing Money Maureen was undoubtedly working with City Council candidate Delia Farquharson as has plans to dump the her slate once the petition challenges are done. 
In addition to falsely witnessing the petitions, Missing Money Maureen and Delia Farquharson were paying folks $20 per sheet to obtain signatures, a violation of New York State election law. 
We will keep you posted on this developing story!

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Embattled Mount Vernon City Councilwoman Lisa Copeland is at again.  Sources have told Mount Vernon Exposed that Copeland is off her medication for bi-polar disorder.  Her recent tirades in public, especially at City Council meetings have people questioning her mental fitness to carry out her duties as an official City Councilwoman.

Just last Wednesday at a City Council meeting on the record Copeland went berserk after a community activist questioned Lisa Copeland about why she hasn’t filed Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports since 2013.  Copeland was also asked about trying to get her friend, Donna Jackson, who currently works as the Executive Assistant to Superintendent of Schools Ken Hamilton, a job working with the City Council and an immediate $35K raise.

Copeland was also warned that she will be ousted next election over these scandals and she fired back by stating ”No one can stop me from being re-elected, this is my city”.  This is not the first reckless stating coming from Copeland.  Copeland recently told her fellow Councilmembers that she has undue influence in Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his office and can get anyone locked up or investigated.  Copeland even said that if it wasn’t for her, Schneiderman wouldn’t even have been elected. 

Copeland also said on the record, that she has a meeting tomorrow morning to me with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to discuss getting two of her political rivals arrested and investigated and immediately after that, she has an appointment with the New York State Board of Elections. 

Copeland escaped federal prosecution after she intentionally shredded documents from the City Clerk’s office when the Feds were investigating former Mayor Ernie Davis.  Copeland purposely destroyed documents pertinent to the investigation, including, but not limited to, Financial Disclosure Forms. 

To Be Continued…….

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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.  

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.


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.