Skip to comments.$hady Rangel zone Nonprofit dodgy on spending
Posted on 10/17/2010 6:37:11 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
Us Rep. Charles Rangel's pet nonprofit, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, controls hundreds of millions in taxpayer cash but defiantly refuses to explain its spending.
The group's tax forms are incomplete, and it has yet to release its 2009 annual report. Questions are stonewalled.
Asked about its $2.7 million loan to the troubled Alianza Dominicana for its delayed multimillion-dollar Triangle Building headquarters, UMEZ's lawyer said it was "an internal matter."
The note came due Oct. 9, but Blair Duncan would not say whether the loan was paid -- only that the UMEZ "was working with the borrower."
Warzer Jaff OWE, NO! A group backed by Rep. Charles Rangel loaned $2.7 million to Alianza Dominicana for its new HQ. It has yet to be paid back. The UMEZ last spring approved a separate $2.6 million grant to Alianza to finish the inside of the Triangle Building, despite the objections of one of its own financial executives. That grant is now held up pending a review by its board.
Alianza CEO Moises Perez was recently forced by the city to take an unpaid leave of absence over allegations of self-dealing and financial mismanagement of the social-services nonprofit.
The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone has been in business since 1995 and is one of nine such zones created under legislation written by Rangel (D-Harlem). Their mission is to spur development in inner cities.
The UMEZ was funded with $249 million in federal, state and city money. The group has spent about 80 percent of it.
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“The UMEZ was funded with $249 million in federal, state and city money. The group has spent about 80 percent of it.”
Hey Prince Cuuumo, you are STILL the Attorney General, Why haven’t you indicted this thief on STATE FRAUD and THEFT charges?
Oh that’s right, he is a crony of yours. I remember.
Vote for ANGRY CARL. Throw these thieves (including Cuumo) in PRISON where they belong!!!
I was in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, earlier this year. Rangel's magnificent villa was in an area controlled by Russian mobsters and guarded by scary looking shotgun toting guards
There is much, much more to this story.
Charlie is dreaming they’ll never catch me.
He is already caught, the question is: WILL THEY PROSECUTE?
I believe we all know the answer to that. We have already watched him skate for years, The ethics committee is a joke. Pelosi’s promise of an ethical Congress an even bigger joke and the State Justice system appears to be a joke also.
Musn’t anger the black electorate by prosecuting one of the boys.
Where are the other 8 such zones and how much tax payers money has been spent on them I wonder.
A group backed by Rep. Charles Rangel loaned $2.7 million to Alianza Dominicana for its new HQ. It has yet to be paid back. Warzer Jaff Pic
Moises Perez, Alianza Dominicana founder and executive director.
" Hey, you latinos, I's gonna get mo' millions tax dollahs. Keep votin' Dumbocrat."
Billions upon billions nationwide in tax dollars stolen by Rangel and ten thousand other democrat party career criminals.
THE MODUS OPERANDI? (1) Awarding bloated contracts to cronies and family that had kickback written all over it? (2) Pricing a contract lower on paper then increasing the amount taken out of the budget? (3) Having a hidden equity interest in companies receiving contracts?
We need to connect the dots to Rangel's federal and state campaign finance filings. If Rangel extorted public money for Alianza Dominicana that was legislated for one purpose.....but the money was converted for other purposes---perhaps even campaign donations----that is illegal.
ACTION The FBI should interrogate Rangel to determine what Alianza Dominicana received of value---money, jobs, campaign contributions, political cover---in exchange for votes, and the extent of the collusion to misuse Congressional influence.
POSSIBLE CHARGES: illegal conversions; facilitating govt fraud; 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; falsifying official documents, presenting false instruments for filing.
Rangel's official campaign finance records filed with the FEC, and state election commissions, should be scrutinized for possible violations. (a) Determine if names of contributors are legit, (b) whether campaign contributions were disguised. (d) whether he colluded and agreed to give/get something of value, campaign assistance, campaign cash, a govt gratuity, jobs for relatives, etc, in exchange for votes.
Schemes such as illegal conversions and money laundering to evade the IRS, SEC, FEC and US banking laws may have been utilized.
Since several felonies have been alleged, it is also possible that other federal offenses have also been committed.
Alianza Dominicana insiders filed thousands of document. Taxpayers should demand to know the scope and dimension of deceptive and intentionally ambiguous information contained therein.
Alianza Dominicana may have violated RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) by generating fraudulent documents to extort taxpayers and steal govt monies. L/E should place a hold on all Alianza Dominicana documents. Stealing and conveying (or destroying) official govt records nets 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
L/E should also look at Computer Trespass--a class C felony if access is made with the intent to commit a crime and/or the violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.
Did Alianza Dominicana advertise low ball salaries for public consumption, then file falsified papers to get much higher salaries. LE should examine all Alianza Dominicana perks, expense accounts, unauthorized 6-figure bonuses, pensions, tax-evading annuities, etc, etc, etc.
THE BIG ONE ---- Rangel's and Alianza Dominicana's tax returns will reveal their actual income compared with publicized outlays. In particular, examine interest income on IRS forms.
IRS TOLL-FREE 1-800-829-0433 (you may remain anonymous when reporting possible tax fraud).
The IRS should relentlessly pursue these individuals to determine if all relevant income was reported and whether all taxes due were paid (stolen money is taxable).
FBI TIP PAGE http://tips.fbi.gov/ (you may remain anonymous)
Thanks Liz - interesting...