The Hezitorial Telling of Alleged Theft of Taxpayer’s Funds
Funds Granted and Authorized by New York State and Federal Governments to Benefit Yonkers Come Under Investigation for Allegedly NOT Adhering to Their Stipulated Intent and Purpose(s)
Yonkers City Hall Refuses to Respond to Inquiry Over Whether City Agencies and Department’s Complied with Stipulations for Funding Grants; Yonkers City Hall and Yonkers Board of Education Auditor Nick DeSantis Has Yet to Return Telephone Inquiry of Him at His Home and Business Telephone Contact
Law Enforcement Agencies Review Conduct of Governance by Yonkers Mayor’s John Spencer, Phil Amicone, and Michael Spano for Integrity and Proof of Grants Funding Expenditures
At Issue is Whether Federal and State Grants Were Disbursed in Compliance to Specific Stipulations and Guidelines or Morphed Into and for Other Not Approved Purposes
State and Federal Authorities Question How Funds Were Spent; Who Scrutinized the Funds; and Question Why Funds are Either Unaccounted or Have Gone Missing
Yonkers City Hall Will Warn Everyone to Disburse, that There is no Problem or Issue. They will Contend its Rumor and Nothing More. Yonkersites Know the Facts, the Coverups, and the Truth
YONKERS, NY — February 17, 2017 — It seems Yonkers City Hall is under investigation for its alleged misconduct over the disbursement of Federal and New York State grants. Yonkers City Hall can’t seem to prove its integrity of effort as requested of them by higher authority. Inquiry and scrutiny of the three most recent Yonkers Mayors John Spencer, Phil Amicone, and Michael Spano is underway.
Some people remember the destruction suffered years ago throughout the metropolitan region and specifically the Yonkers Waterfront. There was one very highly visible circumstance regarding a failed business owner and developer that filed with FEMA to rebuild his business. While awaiting federal funding, the businessman relegated his subsidiaries unaffected due to their distance from his destroyed operation in Yonkers to compensate the local operation’s inability to operate, maintain, and serve his business clients. It took quite a while for FEMA to make the operation of the Yonkers business operation to gain the infusion of funds to make the operation whole. Instead of using the funds as stipulated, people in the know assert the funds were received but were not used to resurrect the operation to function, he instead chose to close his shop and abscond with the FEMA grant funds. The businessman thought he got away with it however that is seemingly not the case.
Yonkers Tribune has learned that similar financial crises due to a lack of governmental oversight, despite the constant use of the term “transparency”, will soon reveal the misuse of taxpayer funds that the City of Yonkers did not allegedly scrutinize as they are demanded to do upon acceptance of such funds.
Which also begs the question what other departments and/or agencies have not abided by the stipulations that govern their accepting the funds. Why are funds not divulged to the public in Yonkers, specifying their purpose, rationale, and efficacy of the expenditure prior to the disbursement and a public vetting to reassess its success or lack thereof thereafter?
Yonkersites are fully aware of the alleged “theft of services” that have undermined the City of Yonkers for generations. It may be best for Yonkers’ City Hallers to ‘fess up before they individually and collectively find themselves thrown behind bars.
Will the Federal and New York State governments clean out the riff raff? It doesn’t seem as though Yonkers has the will or interest to scrutinize itself. Even so, that day may visit Yonkers sooner rather than later. Stay tuned!