Skip to comments.NLPC Complaint Alleges Rep. Gregory Meeks Got Sweetheart Deal on Home (26p complaint-pdf)
Posted on 03/21/2010 8:04:51 AM PDT by jazusamo
Classified a mansion by the City of New York, the Queens home has about 6,000 square feet, meaning that Meeks paid $138 per square feet. That price is less than half the cost per square foot for homes in Queens in both 2006 and 2007 according to the Trulia Real Estate Search service.
The $138 per square foot paid by Meeks is even less than the cost per square foot for public housing, $165 to $265. Purchasing a mansion for less per square foot than public housing is certainly a spectacular deal.
According to the Complaint:
Another indication that the Meeks home was a bargain comes from 2007/2008 Assessment Year Cost Guidelines, a publication of the New York City Department of Finance, Property Division Valuation Policy and Quality Control Unit. This cost guideline publication lists the cost per square foot for High Value Residences (Mansion Style) at $355 to $540. Taking the lowest end of that range, $355 per square foot and multiplying it times 6,000 square feet puts the cost of a 6,000-square-foot mansion at $2,130,000, a staggering $1,300,000 over Meeks purchase price of $830,000.
The Complaint also asks for an investigation into Meeks relationship with indicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford. The Miami Herald reported in December that former Stanford employees alleged that Stanford asked Meeks in 2006 to help retaliate against a former Stanford executive named Gonzalo Tirado in Venezuela who was attempting to blow the whistle on Stanford fraud. Stanford allegedly asked Meeks to contact Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. One month after Stanford made the request, Meeks flew to Venezuela to meet with Chavez. Stanford wanted Chavez to go after whistleblower Tirado, who was indicted a year later.
From the Complaint:
The issue isnt whether Meeks received a sweetheart deal. He did.
The real focus of any investigation should be why Meeks received such a lucrative deal and who was Meeks beneficiary for the bargain mansion.
This should be standard proceedure for ALL Dums that vote for this HCR Bill.
As one Congresscritter (Hastings ?) said there are no rules, we are making them up as we go along.
The American people must investigate the dirt behind each and every one of these members of Congress. Corruption and power grabs smell up our government. It’s time for these crooks to do jail time.
It’s way past time Pelosi fulfills her promise to “drain the swamp” but I doubt she has the time to do it even if she wanted to.
Pelosi is the swamp queen. Dig her dirt and ship her out.
I am shocked! A NY Congressman getting a “sweetheart deal”? Who would ever believe that?
When we take the congress in January, I hope they do nothing but put people and organizations in jail for the next two years. Just a thought
Another loser, crooked member of the Democrat Congressional Black Caucus.
Color me surprised.
You mentioned Hastings. He was impeached and removed from the Federal Bench for Bribery and Perjury and then ran and got elected to Congress. Go figure!
More democrat corruption news going unreported ping!
I’m going to be posting swear words by day’s end.
This sanctimonious bustard goes onto the various news shows like he’s squeaky clean.
The American people must investigate the dirt behind each and every one of these members of Congress. Corruption and power grabs smell up our government...THAT'S what National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) does! Their theme is Promoting Ethics in Public Life !
Didn’t they prosecute Sen. Stevens for something like that? Betcha Meeks skates.
Yes, they prosecuted Stevens on a similar thing but this looks to be a much bigger scam on Meek’s part than was Stevens.
For Meeks to buy a new 6000’ plus house for $830,000 in NY is beyond belief and there’s a lot more in this ethics complaint.
This might help you believe it. On the right of the large photo is what appears to be the church mentioned in the ethics complaint from which the lot originated.
Thanks for the pic. I’d say you’re right about that church and that’s quite a pad of Meeks.