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Twi$ted web of political n/p in the Bx (Third World para$ites sucking-up tax $$$$ 24/7)
NY POST ^ | 8/26/12 | CANDICE M. GIOVE w/ Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein

Posted on 08/27/2012 4:04:54 AM PDT by Liz

EXCLUSIVE NY state Assemblyman Naomi Rivera unwittingly shed light on the web of tax-funded Latino nonprofits in The Bronx —that benefit a self-serving collusive network of Latino insiders. Rivera installed her boyfriend to head the Bronx Council for Economic Development; he alleges Rivera used the group to fund their posh dates, sex romps and weekend getaways----and alleges Rivera used tax funds designated for "the poor" to finance her campaigns.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; familyvalues; latinos; rivera
Rivera's shady non-profit is one of many Latino nonprofits controlled by the Bronx's "Hispanic Federation." The Hispanic Federation has scored $24 million in taxpayer money since 1998. Investigations reveal that the federation primarily benefits two men: political strategist Luis Miranda, and Roberto Ramirez, both Bronx Democratic operatives. The two men say they also run a "private political consulting firm, the MirRam Group. "It’s paid by the Hispanic Federation and is hired by (which seems to be a cover to get out the Latino vote and to get vote-crazed politicians to provide an avalanche of tax dollars nder the guise of "helping the poor.".

Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx) is accused of using a phony tax-funded nonprofit as her personal ATM, establishing a pattern of racketeering, and collusion. She installed her various lovers in tax-paid jobs for explicit purposes: (1) to wine and dine her, (2) to bed her down, (3) to sign off on payments to her relatives, and, (4) to siphon off tax dollars for her campaigns.

Rivera steered hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to the poverty-stricken Bronx hellhole---via the Bronx Council for Economic Development, controlled and funded by the Rivera family---a coterie of political operatives.

FOR EXAMPLE Rivera colluded with her family to suckup tax dollars in numerous cases of govt fraud. Campaign-related expenses were charged to the Bronx nonprofit in violation of the law; 2007 records alone list a $1,000 payment for an “Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera Grant Fundraiser” and Naomi Rivera's $100 donation to the "Committee of 100 Democrats" barbecue.

The Bronx Council for Economic Development is a gross misnomer---despite millions of tax tax-dollars, the Bronxs is a poverty-stricken South/Central American Third World---a Fifth Column composed of pressure groups of impoverished illegals hollowing out the US govt from within----riding the US gravy train under multiple identities.

The development council took in more than $1.2 million in government funds between 2005 and 2009, IRS records show. Rivera employed her latest boy toy, Brooklyn teacher Tommy Torres, 35, at her Morris Park district office. He logged 20 hours a week there, raking in more than $18,000 from Rivera AT THE SAME TIME he was pulling in $90,000 as a full-time city gym teacher and coach.

The allegations have sparked an avalanche of probes, with the state attorney general, the Bronx DA and special schools prober Richard Condon all now looking into Rivera.

JUST HERE FOR A BETTER LIFE---DOING THE JOBS AMERCANS WONT'S DO--EXTORTION IS OUR SPECIALTY Roberto Ramirez (left) and Luis Miranda run the $22 million tax-sucking "Hispanic Federation" a nonprofit that colludes w/ politicans and latino groups. The two suckup tax dollars to "impoverished Latino groups." Ramirez and Miranda helped fund Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera's Bronx Development Council---while Rivera used tax funds to finace her campaigns and to fund dates, sex romps and jobs for her sex partner.

"We got a good thing going---mucho money in the bank just by blackmailing vote-crazed politicians who want the latino vote."

1 posted on 08/27/2012 4:05:02 AM PDT by Liz
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Seems if there is taxpayer money involved anywhere it is being ripped off or wasted in some way.

2 posted on 08/27/2012 4:14:50 AM PDT by No One Special
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OF INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT: The Bronx political cabal-—parasites leeching off taxpayers.

<><> Bronx Council for Economic Development——sucked up millions of tax dollars -—where is the money?

<><> Naomi Rivera, 47, NY state Assemblyman (D-Bronx); accused of looting non-profit from state tax coffers;

<><>José Rivera, 74——Naomi’s father, state assemblyman (D-Fordham); may have funded campaigns with n/p govt funds;

<><> Joel Rivera, 33-—Naomi’s brother, NY City Council majority leader; rigged 2000 special election to replace his father; investigations may uncover campaigns financed with n/p govt funds;

<><> Rodney Rivera, 42—Naomi’s brother; runs Kameleon, a so-called event consulting group; sucked up $40,000 from Naomi’s non-profit; parasite also sucks up $74,000 annual as “special assistant” for state Environmental Conservation Department;

<><> Roberto Ramirez, 62——Bronx party boss in collusion with José Rivera; founded the non-profite Bronx Council for
Economic Development, now controlled and funded by the Riveras; may have funded campaigns with n/p govt fund;

<><> Antonio Rodriguez, 44-——Naomi’s ex-husband; sucked up $95,000 annual with the City Counci in collusion with Christine Quinn. In 2011, Rodriguez sucked up $109,000 as the City Council’s senior graphic designer; may have funded campaigns with n/p govt funds;

<><> Tommy Torres-—listed by Rivera on state documents as her full-time “community-relations director” collecting weekly $1,100 govt paychecks AT THE SAME TIME state DOE records list Torres as a “full-time” $78,885-a-year gym teacher, and another $10,928 as head coach and athletic director of the Brooklyn Grand Street Campus;

<><> Vincent Pinela-—ex-lover Rivera installed at Bronx n/p-—pocketed hefty salary and perks for “servicing” her 24/7.

<><> Hispanic Federation suckedup $22 million tax dollars

<><>Luis Miranda, Hispanic Federation co-founder/onetime president;

<><> Roberto Ramirez, a former Bronx Democratic Party boss.

<><>Private political consulting firm, the MirRam Group; Miranda and Ramirez are paid by the Hispanic Federation and are hired by vote-crazed politicians who steer taxpayer money to the nonprofit.

<><> The self-serving Hispanic Federation paid $681,644 between 1999-2008 to MirRam and to Miranda-Towns (a firm registered to Luis Miranda and his wife), for “consulting.”

<><><> In a shocking quid pro uo, the collusive Hispanic Federation paid MirRam $88,000 to survey Latinos on the mayor’s race at the same time, MirRam was paid $1.37 million by one-time mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer.

3 posted on 08/27/2012 4:23:23 AM PDT by Liz
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Federal tax payer monies flow into these poor urban districts religiously and into the hands of these war lords AKA community organizers, who skim off the top throw some freebees to thier subjects to keep them happy while making themselves wealthy on the American tax payer dime much like the Obama legacy of chicago community organizing. Zero is the lead third world parasite who is enpowering, supporting and encouraging this behavior at the expence of you and me.

4 posted on 08/27/2012 4:23:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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THE LATINO VOTE EXTORTION MODUS OPERANDI-—SUCKING-UP FOR VOTES Non-profits pocketing big bucks extorting tax dollars in exchange for delivering latino votes.

COMMONLY USED PRACTICES TO FACILITATE GOVT FRAUD Falsifying govt documents incurs several felonies and might involve forgery. Govt funds surreptitiously funneled into secret LLC bank accounts. God only knows how many financial boms vote-crazed pols planted in govt budgets that jetstream tax dollars into secret accounts in exchange for latino votes.

L/E should employ Bank Secrecy Laws if bank accounts were used fraudulently.

REFERENCE Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity that might be indicative of govt fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes. “The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the tax-paying public by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, govt fraud, tax evasion, money laudering and other unlawful activities. The investgations are monitored by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation unit.

NEED TO KNOW To cover their tracks, govt fraudsters might have created fake invoices that falsely show that govt money was being used for legitimate purposes, perhaps forged statements to cover the transfer of govt funds into secret bank accounts.

Govt fraud can also be facilitated by bank withdrawals, purchases on bank credits and intrabank transfers from legislative accounts into personal bank accounts.

A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel and gifts from luxury outlets for wives, mistresses, significant others. And large purchases of untraceable casino chips, and requests to wire transfer casino funds to bank accounts.

L/E is directed to get ahold of : (1) checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, (8) any other books or records, and (9) purchases of card cards with large balances.

L/E should also explore govt monies paid to (a) stockbrokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

L/E should scrutinize bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) request for withdrawals. Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC and other accounts, to operate personal businesses/law firms, and the like.there are bank accounts and checking accounts (also accounts with brokerages) from which deposits and withdrawals could be made.

NOTE credit cardsare frequently used to facilitate fraud......placing large sums of money on the card ostensibly for large purchases.......that are later turned into cash.

Lines of credit may have been obtained using falsified documents listing fictitious net worth in order to get LOC.

5 posted on 08/27/2012 4:33:40 AM PDT by Liz
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If the fraudsters are gamblers, they could have put stolen govt funds into untraceable casino chips which can be cashed-in anywhere in the world.

Casino bigwigs are happy to comply with L/E b/c they fear losing casino licenses. Casinos are wary of fraudulent activities——since it could put them in jeopardy. That’s why they keep meticulous records.

All of a high roller’s gambling wins and losses are recorded on casino books.

Charges might include: (1) criminal tax fraud (2) deliberately misstating income, (3) filing false returns, (4) falsifying official documents, (5) intentionally mislabeling personal expenditures as business expenses, (6) utilizing funds inappropriately, (7) fraudulent use of govt funds for lavish personal expenditures, (8) fraudulently declaring to the IRS personal expenditures as legitimate business expenses.

Several ways to find out chip buys:(1) casinos have to submit financial records to state casino control commissions-—the info would be there.(2) L/E could ask how many casino chips were sold compared to how many actually were used for wagers.

Casinos record all their patrons’ betting activities b/c some winners hide waging income from the IRS. Moreover, the casinos are protected if the bettors are crooks.

L/E is directed to investigate casino records for wire transfers, gambling wins(which may have been hidden and not declared to the IRS as income), gamblers’ requesting deposits to secret LLC accounts...and the like.

6 posted on 08/27/2012 4:36:18 AM PDT by Liz
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All tax is theft. You are either being stolen from, or receiving stolen property.

7 posted on 08/27/2012 4:39:23 AM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: ronnie raygun
N-i-c-e deconstruction, ronnie. Deserves a repeat.

The Hispanic Federation War Lords---Roberto Ramirez
(left) and Luis Miranda run the $22 million tax-sucking
nonprofit that colludes w/ politicans and latino groups.
The two suckup tax dollars to "impoverished Latino groups." .


8 posted on 08/27/2012 4:44:05 AM PDT by Liz (
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To: AuntB; Tennessee Nana; Grampa Dave; Sun; The Mayor; NYer; La Lydia; Condor51


9 posted on 08/27/2012 4:46:18 AM PDT by Liz (
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To: motor_racer

Heh-—good one.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 4:48:14 AM PDT by Liz (
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To: Liz
Holy --- what a convoluted tangled web of corruption. It seems almost so complicated that the Feds wouldn't know where to start investigating or with who. And which US Attorney in NYC leads any investigation. This is one benefit of Chicago being half the size and not having five boroughs and Federal Jurisdictions.

When Patrick Fitzgerald went after the Hispanic RAT corruption in the Daley Machine he only had to focus one one organization, the Hispanic Democratic Organization (HDO), and he had sole jurisdiction and control.

The HDO is now out of business as Fitz put many of the honchos away for a 'nice rest' in Federal Prison. And this had Daley looking over his shoulder 24/7(1), along with a dozen other corruption investigations and convictions. Which led Daley to realize it was time to 'retire'.

(1) City Hall was paranoid. The insiders didn't know who might be a rat or wired. The convictions kept getting closer and closer to 'the Fifth Floor' - aka: The Mayor's Office.

11 posted on 08/27/2012 5:30:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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Wire the Chi/mayor's offce? Oh please---I hardly think Rahm---
the dancing mayor--- would stop plieing to get wired.

THIS JUST IN: The Chicago Ballet Ensemble announces that
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will debut in the presentation of a new
Chicago ballet: "The Godfather--Bang-Bang, You're Dead. "

Mayor Rahm in dress rehearsal.

12 posted on 08/27/2012 5:41:42 AM PDT by Liz (
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While I was in NYC a few weeks ago, I was bombarded by beggers asking for donations to their “foundation.”

The guys in my party remarked that while the Latino steet people didn’t know the language well, they had a good grasp of grifting the American public with well chosen buzzwords.

13 posted on 08/27/2012 5:47:05 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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While I was in NYC a few weeks ago, I was bombarded by beggers asking for donations to their “foundation.”

The guys in my party remarked that while the Latino street people didn’t know the language well, they had a good grasp of grifting the American public with well chosen buzzwords.

14 posted on 08/27/2012 5:47:40 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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The unrelenting Patrick Fitzgerald nailed the corrupt "Hispanic Democratic Organization" in Mayor Daley's political Machine.......they are now defunct as Fitz put many of the HDO honchos away for a 'nice rest' in Federal Prison. This had Daley looking over his shoulder 24/7, along with a dozen other corruption investigations and convictions. Which led Daley to realize it was time to 'retire.'

Thanks for the insider dope---any tips on how Fitz nailed the latino corruption?

15 posted on 08/27/2012 5:51:06 AM PDT by Liz (
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Thanks for the realtime report——wonder if they had city permits to solicit funds?

16 posted on 08/27/2012 5:53:02 AM PDT by Liz (
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Especially the passed out drunk against the wall behind the solicitor.

17 posted on 08/27/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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“Show me a politician who is poor, and I’ll show you a poor politician.”

[Quote from a Mexican political boss, who’s name eludes me.

18 posted on 08/27/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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Assemblyman Rivera used tax funds to employ her sex partner, Tommy Torres-—she paid him $18,000 AT THE SAME TIME he was pulling in over $90,000 as a full-time public school gym teacher and coach.

Neighbors wondered why they heard Naomi screaming,”Gimmee another inch, por favor.”

Seems when she finally got him in the sack—he was charging her by the inch.

Man, betcha Naomi paid a bundle for that final inch. ROTFL.

19 posted on 08/27/2012 9:15:18 AM PDT by Liz (
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Let’s all step up our efforts and fight even harder for conservative political candidates!

20 posted on 08/27/2012 12:24:10 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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Their own country, their own laws. their own languge.... on US soil.....US taxpayers extorted and exploited to pay for it all.


Naomi Rivera’s brother Rodney lied in bankruptcy filing, records show (sticks taxpayers with his bills

Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera isn’t the only one in her family with questionable ethics. Her brother Rodney told the federal government he was flat broke and jobless when he filed for bankruptcy in 2004 — even though he had a $46,000-a-year, taxpayer-funded gig with Nassau County, according to public records.

In his June 14, 2004, Chapter 7 filing, Rodney Rivera — looking to wipe out $25,398 in consumer debt — signed federal court documents stating he was “unemployed. He checked “none” on a form where debtors are required to list gross income earned for the two years prior to the filing In reality, Rivera, 42, had landed a job three months earlier, records show.

On March 15, 2004, he got a $48,000-a-year job as assistant to the Director of Constituent Affairs in then-County Executive Tom Suozzi’s office, according to records obtained by The Post.

Rivera — whose scandal-scarred sis is under investigation by federal, state and city authorities amid claims of misusing public funds — could be prosecuted if he deliberately made false statements or omitted crucial financial information in bankruptcy papers, lawyers said yesterday.

In his bankruptcy filing, the father of three claimed to live a stunningly economical life, with no monthly living expenses — no rent, mortgage, utility, phone, medical, dental, transportation, insurance or clothing costs.

His only monthly financial obligation, Rivera claimed, was a $350 car payment. His only asset, he declared, was $500 in clothing.

Rivera’s wife, Jessica Letterel-Rivera, filed her own individual petition the same day as her husband, to get out from under $25,841 in consumer debt. She, too, claimed to be broke and unemployed, with no assets and no income for at least 2 1/2 years. She listed her monthly expenses as $250 for electricity and heat, $98 for her home phone, $52 for a cellphone, $1,000 for food and $630 for her car and auto insurance.

The couple’s Elmont, LI, home is owned by Rivera’s mom, Blanche, and politically powerful dad, Assemblyman José Rivera, records show. Between the two filings, the couple listed $51,239 in debt. Both claimed to have no cash, nothing in the bank, no retirement or investment funds and no furniture, computers or other household items.

Rodney Rivera owed nearly $5,000 to Sam Ash and another music store, $14,000 on a Mitsubishi car loan and more than $6,000 to Discover and another credit card for “consumer goods.” His wife’s debts included nearly $10,500 to Discover, $4,400 to another credit card, $7,700 to Mitsubishi, $126 to BP/Amoco and $71 to America Online. Both bankruptcies went through in October 2004.

Rodney Rivera continued to work for the Nassau County Executive’s Office — with a salary hike to $62,400 — until the end of January 2007, records show, when he got a job with the county’s Office of Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs.In September that year, he got a $65,000-a-year job gathering newspaper clippings for the state Senate’s Democratic Conference but was fired in April 2010.

Rodney He now works as special assistant for the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, raking in a $74,000 salary. Neither he nor his bankruptcy lawyer, Nancy Martorelli, returned calls.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 2:00:33 PM PDT by Liz (
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Naomi----Other Dem Scandals snag Albany pols' raises / by Fredric U. Dicker, Ny Post Bureau Chief

EXCLUSIVE The latest round of scandals in the Legislature involving state Sen. Shirley Huntley — expected to be arrested today — and Assembly members Vito Lopez (found to have sexually harassed two employees) and Naomi Rivera (probed for the misuse of state funds) may have killed chances for lawmakers to get a raise later this year. “My God, here we go again! Another round of scandal and they [legislators] expect to get a pay raise? This will make it very difficult if not impossible for it to happen,’’ a senior legislative staffer told The Post.“The public is already dead set against a raise, and this will just make it even harder,’’ the staffer continued.

State lawmakers, with Gov. Cuomo’s backing, have been expected to return for a special post-Election Day session to take up several matters, including the first pay raise in 14 years.Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) has strongly backed hiking lawmakers’ salaries, which now start at $79,500 a year, contending that the Legislature has taken significant steps to end the corruption and dysfunction that had become its trademarks over the past decade. A base salary of just over $100,000 is under consideration.

But the announcement by Huntley (D-Queens) Saturday that she expects to be indicted, most likely for fraud involving a state-funded local group, Friday’s finding by Silver that Assembly Housing Committee Chairman Lopez, the Brooklyn Democratic chairman, was guilty of sexual harassment, and several ongoing probes involving the alleged use of a state-funded not-for- profit group to provide a job for the boyfriend of Rivera (D-Bronx) have once again put a dark cloud over Albany’s image.

“We’re all just shocked by what’s just unfolded. It’s like back to the future,’’ was how a second senior legislative staff member put it. Cuomo strongly suggested in recent months that he’s open to increasing the Legislature’s pay because he wants salary hikes for his own state commissioners, whose salaries are tied to those given lawmakers. State law prohibits legislators from hiking their own salaries during their two-year terms in office. That means a pay hike approved in November wouldn’t take effect until Jan. 1, when a new Legislature is seated.If a pay hike isn’t approved this year, then one approved next year or in 2014 couldn’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2015, at the earliest.

* Senate Republicans, who hold a bare two-vote majority, are publicly mum but privately gleeful about Huntley’s announcement, convinced that the publicity surrounding her arrest will refocus attention on a series of scandals involving Senate Democrats. “This is just the latest episode involving the Senate Democrats, who have not made a compelling case for being in the majority — either with their history of raising taxes, overspending and dysfunction or their criminal missteps,’’ said a GOP insider.

* Bumbling two-term Albany County District Attorney David Soares, who has been heavily funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, stands a “very good chance of being defeated’’ in next month’s Democratic primary, one of the county’s top Democrats has told The Post. Soares — who was caught trying to help then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer cover up the “Troopergate’’ scandal five years ago, has botched several recent criminal cases, has been censured by the court system for intemperate comments, and has been personally involved in a relationship with at least one of his subordinates — is facing a tough challenge from Lee Kindlon, a defen fredric.dicker@nypost.comthink Kindlon is going to go all the way,’’ the local Democrat predicted.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT by Liz (
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