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Youth funds diverted to liberal radio station.. (What else..ERR AMERICA)
Gotham, Community Gazette for District 12 ^ | July 5, 2005 | Michael Horowitz

Posted on 07/26/2005 11:36:57 PM PDT by carlo3b

Youth funds diverted to liberal radio station

by Michael Horowitz
July 5, 2005
Bronx News
The Bronx News has learned, through informed sources, that the diversion of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club in Co-op City to the liberal Air America Radio is at the center of the city’s probe of corruption at the local club.
The money, which was reportedly paid to Air America as a loan, was supposed to be paid back with interest, two unidentified informed sources told the News. One source added that Air America officials, led by an official of the Gloria Wise Club, agreed to help the local club by publicizing its activities.

To date, no indictments have been handed down in the New York City Department of Investigation’s ongoing probe of the Gloria Wise Club’s reported transfer of funds to Air America.

Most of the Gloria Wise Club’s programs are for the Co-op City community, but the club also runs after-school programs in the Baychester/Edenwald and Soundview areas.

At the center of the investigation, in addition to Charles Rosen, the charismatic leader of the local club for the last 15 years, is Evan Cohen, who resigned, under fire, as chairman of Air America Radio shortly after its start as an alternative to conservative talk radio.

Cohen, at the time the alleged transfers of funds from the Gloria Wise Club to Air America took place, was also the director of Development for the local boys’ and girls’ club, the News has learned.

One source told the News that $480,000 in funds from the Gloria Wise Club is involved in the city’s investigation of illegal transfer of funds from the local club.

A second unidentified source stressed that Rosen never sought to profit personally from the reported loan that the Gloria Wise Club gave to Air America. The source emphasized that Rosen’s sole motive, even if it was a bit naïve, was to benefit the Gloria Wise Club with the interest that Air America would pay for its loan from the local club.

The city’s DOI is pursuing the probe because the Gloria Wise Club depends heavily on city funding for its operations. These funds are subject to extensive audits, as are funds received through the state and federal governments.

The Co-op City-based club, which Rosen has built into an empire in the Co-op City community, reportedly has 19 contracts and at least one grant with the city, worth a total of $9.7 million.

Over the last year, Rep. Joseph Crowley has secured two major federal grants for the Gloria Wise Club, one for a day-care program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers and the other for the community’s NORC program for senior citizens. The grant for the program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers was for $250,000, while the grant for the NORC program was for $99,410.

In 2003, Crowley secured a $218,500 grant for a mentoring program that the Gloria Wise Club runs.

Cohen, who is reportedly at the center of the Gloria Wise probe, is a Guam-based investors who was reportedly a key principal in the start-up of Air America, which has been billed as the liberals’ answer to conservative talk-show hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Shaun Hannity, Bob Grant, Michael Savage, and G. Gordon Liddy.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airamerica; commies; corruption; liberalcrooks; liberaltalkradio; theft; thiefbydemorats
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AirHeads AMERICA, can't cut the mustard.. so they steal from old ladies and children.. someone must be proud! Yikes
1 posted on 07/26/2005 11:36:57 PM PDT by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b

Rove and Scooter did it...and Bush is an idiot.


2 posted on 07/26/2005 11:41:02 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...

Liberal Scum.. lets have liberal far and balance..cheat kids and seniors..


3 posted on 07/26/2005 11:42:56 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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AIR AMERICA: STEALING FROM POOR KIDS?!
4 posted on 07/26/2005 11:44:03 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: carlo3b

Well, where else could they get the money? It's not like they have any listeners.


5 posted on 07/26/2005 11:50:52 PM PDT by pcottraux
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To: carlo3b

What a bunch of low life dweebs.


6 posted on 07/26/2005 11:52:07 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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Hmmmm. I wonder what Rush Limbaugh's going to talk about on his next show.

Hmmmmmmmmm.....


7 posted on 07/26/2005 11:52:44 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg
A sure bet to be on tomorrow's Grapevine.


8 posted on 07/27/2005 12:31:22 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Yep. WE have the power to change the course of political history. Once the FReepers are unleashed upon a focused task, the target is quickly vanquished. And the nation is stronger.


9 posted on 07/27/2005 12:35:25 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: carlo3b

Remember the stories of how they couldn't pay their bills when the station first started up??

Hmmmmmmm


10 posted on 07/27/2005 12:59:06 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: carlo3b

But...but...Yeah, I got it! It IS for the cheeeldren! Yeah, that's the ticket; the cheeeeldren benefit by hearing The Truth, which only happens if we stay on the air! Heh-heh, that'll hold'em until we can think up a better alibi.


11 posted on 07/27/2005 1:04:03 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more work horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: carlo3b

At best: diverting funds to Err America to brainwash impressionable minds with more mush.

At worst: A scheme to skim interest from illegal loans to float a floundering network.

Hey, Al! Hey Randi! Hey Jenean! When are you clown-fishes gonna give this up???


12 posted on 07/27/2005 1:11:44 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: carlo3b

Bump


13 posted on 07/27/2005 1:14:31 AM PDT by mondonico
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To: RandallFlagg
Hmmmm. I wonder what Rush Limbaugh's going to talk about on his next show.

If it's on FR in the morning, it will be on Rush in the afternoon.

14 posted on 07/27/2005 1:28:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (It is Watergate yet? Is it Watergate yet?)
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To: carlo3b; Howlin

Odd...I don't see Spitzer all over this one.....


15 posted on 07/27/2005 3:08:29 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: carlo3b

Didn't Jimmy Hoffa go to prison for lending the mob cash from the teamster's pension fund?


16 posted on 07/27/2005 3:18:08 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: carlo3b

"How does this affect MEEEEE.......Al --- Dumbass --- Franken?"

17 posted on 07/27/2005 3:18:51 AM PDT by Jackknife (No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.-MacArthur)
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To: carlo3b
To date, no indictments have been handed down in the New York City Department of Investigation’s ongoing probe of the Gloria Wise Club’s reported transfer of funds to Air America.

There had better be. Skimming taxpayer dollars to fund a private radio network? Frog-marching is in order.

18 posted on 07/27/2005 3:33:25 AM PDT by denydenydeny (edsfevered.blogspot.com)
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To: carlo3b; RandallFlagg
Thanks for the post

Yep. WE have the power to change the course of political history. Once the FReepers are unleashed upon a focused task, the target is quickly vanquished. And the nation is stronger.

bump

19 posted on 07/27/2005 4:36:46 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: carlo3b

Once again, the left takes from the poor to give to the elites who feel entitled to the hard earned dollars of others.


20 posted on 07/27/2005 5:03:10 AM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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