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'Reckless' charity big's $2M bungle (Rangel-Alianza Dominicana hyphenates cashing in)
nypost.com ^ | 09/18/10 | DAVID SEIFMAN, City Hall Bureau Chief

Posted on 09/19/2010 4:18:25 AM PDT by Liz

EXCLUSIVE A searing report by the DOI concluded Alianza Dominicana (which received more than $66 million in city contracts over the years), was a fiscal wreck.....Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel defended a $2.6 million federal grant he steered to the group despite its finances. Investigators said Alianza founder and executive director, Moises Perez, was "self- dealing"......investing with board member Leving Soriano's LLC. Soriano then pitched an investment deal to board memebers; he had created a "fund" to provide loans to nonprofits -- including Alianza. Soriano invoked the Fifth and his partner, Kwame Parker, was said to be in Africa. Another latino nonprofit, the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, connected to Dem Party Boss Vito Lopez, agreed to reorganize after the DOI determined it was dysfunctional and had overlooked corruption and mismanagement.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charlie; ethics; hispandering; immigration; rangel; tazes

Moises Perez, Alianza founder and executive director.
1 posted on 09/19/2010 4:18:31 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Simply “redistributing the wealth”. Ya know—obamaboyz entitlement giveaways.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 4:21:50 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel
...obamaboyz entitlement giveaways.........“redistributing the wealth”....

Hyhenate vote-buying schemes.

Wonder how much unknowing taxpayers paid to get corrupt Rangel reelected.

3 posted on 09/19/2010 4:25:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: freeangel

No telling how many pies old Charlie has his fingers in.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 4:26:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Liz

Im sure most including king zero would have loved to see Charlie lose his reelection, but he’s back, as one of the many poster boys for crime inc in DC. fUEL FOR THE FIRE


5 posted on 09/19/2010 4:34:01 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (We are our founding fathers keepers)
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To: Liz

Grants are a huge criminal operation in the Black Caucus. If investigated it would be exposed.


6 posted on 09/19/2010 5:18:06 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: screaminsunshine
Grants are a huge criminal operation in the Black Caucus. If investigated it would be exposed.

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the non-profit group. Bishop is the second Democrat found to have funneled Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship funds to relatives, threatening to turn the program into a larger political problem for the party.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) recently paid back $31,000 to the foundation for scholarships that she improperly awarded to various relatives and children of a top staffer. Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.), chairman of the CBC Foundation, has promised an "extensive audit of the scholarship program" run by the organization.

Bishop, though, also appears to have favored family members with CBC scholarships. In 2003, Emmaundia Whitaker, the niece of Vivian Creighton Bishop, who is Bishop’s wife, was awarded an education scholarship. She was also given a similar award in 2005. And in 2003, Aayesha Owens Reese, the congressman’s stepdaughter, was granted an education scholarship as well. The congressman’s wife, is a longtime state employee in Georgia. She currently serves as clerk of the municipal court in Columbus, Georgia.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson says she'll repay scholarship funds by week's end
Dallas Morning News | 8/31/2010 | TODD J. GILLMAN
FR Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:02:59 AM by tobyhill

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson awarded eight scholarships last year to her grandsons and a top aide's children – bringing to 23 the number of awards she handed out since 2005 in violation of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation eligibility rules. The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that over the last five years, the Dallas Democrat has awarded up to $20,000 in 15 scholarships to two grandsons, two great-nephews, and aide Rod Givens' children between 2005 and 2008. The 2009 awards – reflected in a previously undisclosed list provided Monday by the foundation – push that above $25,000. (Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...

REFERENCE Each member of the Congressional Black Caucus is given $10,000 annually by the "CBC Foundation" and have a large amount of leeway in how they disburse the funds.

QUESTION Can Congressional Black Caucus members prove where they spend the annual $10,000? The IRS has targeted Foundations as the locus classicus for tax evasion and money laundering. QUESTION Can the CBC members prove where they spent the $10,000? The IRS has targeted Foundations as the locus classicus for tax evasion and money laundering.

CBC members who aid and abet felonies harm taxpayers and could be charged with various crimes. The FBI should interrogate Johnson, Bishop and other CBS members to determine if votes were exchanged for government favors--money, jobs, political cover to facilitate the deception, and whether CBC members colluded to misuse Congessional influence.

FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)

POSSIBLE CHARGES Official acts prohibited, misuse of Congressional funds, abuse of public office, violating oath of office, misuse of government position, abuse of government power; conflict of interest; influence buying; conspiracy to deceive; misuse of elective office, collusion, conspiracy to collude.

Campaign finance records filed with the FEC, and state election commission, should be scrutinized for possible violations. Determine if names of Johnson's contributors are legit and whether CBC members illegally used Foundation funds for campaigns, and whether CBC members received campaign contributions to influence Congressional votes. CBC members may have illegally conspired to collude to give something of value, tax dollars, a govt gratuity, a job, etc, in exchange for votes.

CBC Foundation recipients who misused tax dollars are subject to prosecution.

7 posted on 09/19/2010 6:43:18 AM PDT by Liz
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana; La Lydia

Hey, you latinos, I's gonna get mo' millions tax dollahs. Keep votin'
Dumbocrat." Moises Perez, Alianza founder and executive director.

8 posted on 09/19/2010 6:49:53 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

These are the very tip of a huge Iceberg. They have Grantwriting operations all over the country. What the hell is with these Grants. Are they even Constitutional? They are not equal. If one gets a Grant all should get the same Grant. Another example of Communist Party Croneyism. Billions of Tax Dollars are being used to pay off the Democrat backers.


9 posted on 09/19/2010 6:53:23 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: screaminsunshine

Cong Eddie Bernice Johnson: "The $10,000 annually?
That's reparations b/c our ancestors were slaves."

10 posted on 09/19/2010 6:55:50 AM PDT by Liz
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CBC Spouses Scholarship Opportunities—from CBC web site

CBC Spouses Flexible Education Scholarship

The CBC Spouses partnered with the University of Phoenix in 2008 to create the CBC Spouses Flexible Education Scholarship. Administered through CBCF, 25 full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to students to seek an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree online and or on campus at the University of Phoenix. The mission of the program is to advance educational opportunities for underrepresented and nontraditional groups in higher education. Preference will be given to applicants who are economically disadvantaged and who have experienced hardships, such as homelessness or inability to complete a previously started degree program.

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation’s first educational program. The CBC Spouses Educational Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The Educational Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and has experienced substantial growth. The fund is operated through the district offices of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). CBC Members work through local scholarship committees to award money to academically talented and highly motivated students.

The CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship

This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC Spouses partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the years, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health related fields.

The CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship Program

Established in the year 2000, the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals.

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 for students who are pursuing a career in the visual arts.

Additional CBCF Scholarship Opportunities

Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program
The Louis Stokes Health Scholars program seeks to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, college students entering the health workforce. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest to work in underserved communities. Students currently attending two-year institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Strive for Excellence Scholarship

The Strive for Excellence scholarship was established in 2006 with a generous gift from Walmart Stores, Inc. to expand CBCF scholarship and internship programs. Walmart believes in a philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally. Accordingly, scholarship recipients have demonstrated the potential to make the greatest impact on the local community. The Strive for Excellence scholarship requires that the CBC member elect to participate in the program. Interested applicants should contact their CBC member directly to obtain an application.

Environmental Studies Scholarship
The Environmental Studies scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to minority and women college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields of study. Applicants should have a junior class standing in college with a declared major in environmental science or a related field, and understanding and acceptance of ServiceMaster’s core values. This scholarship offers $5,000 per semester to two students.

Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western University

Every year, Case Western Reserve University awards the Louis Stokes CBCF scholarship at Case Western Reserve University to two outstanding nominees who are nominated by CBC members. Intended to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students attain an education at Case Western Reserve University, the scholarship offers a full-tuition award, renewable for up to five years; a grant of up to $2,500 to cover the purchase of a computer and books; and assistance securing a paid summer internship.


11 posted on 09/19/2010 6:56:44 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Another Commucrook.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 6:59:03 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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