Mayor Amicone’s Response to IG Schorr’s Report on YFD Sick Leave Abuse

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Amicone_Phil YFD_Local628emblem Yonkers, NY — Following is an official statement by Mayor Phil Amicone in response to Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr's November 16, 2010 report titled "Yonkers Firefighter Sick Leave." ( Download IG Schorr's YFD Sick Leave Report – 16 November 2010   )The inspector general's independent review of sick leave within the Yonkers Fire Department was conducted at Mayor Amicone's request.

"The inspector general's report makes it clear that there is widespread abuse of departmental sick leave among the fire union's membership, which has cost Yonkers taxpayers millions of dollars over many years. We cannot and will not tolerate any further abuse and are taking immediate action against the union to stop the abuse, exercising every power we have available under the law. 

"In plain language, the report uncovers a scam within the department where fire union members are intentionally calling in sick in order to generate overtime pay for their fellow union members. For every firefighter who calls in sick, we must pay another firefighter on overtime. In the end, fire union members generate much more in overtime wages than they lose on sick incentive pay. In the process, they are essentially stealing money from the taxpayers of Yonkers and are preventing the city from rehiring the firefighters who lost their jobs due to budget cuts. 

"In addition, the report illustrates how the current sick leave policy, which is governed by the city's collective bargaining agreement with the fire union, lacks the necessary controls to prevent abuse. Accordingly, we are drafting a new policy that will give management the ability to more closely police sick leave within the department, eliminate abuse, and discipline those who are responsible for it. We must change the provisions within the union contract that enable and encourage this type of abuse. 

"Let me state that I am deeply troubled by the findings of this report. Earlier this year, I asked the inspector general to look into potential abuse of fire department sick leave because the associated costs have been rising at an astonishing and unacceptable rate over the past several budget years. It was clear to me that an independent audit must be done in order to get to the root of the problem. But I was disappointed when the report revealed that the problem of sick leave abuse is much worse and more costly than I had suspected. As the report indicates, some members of the Yonkers Fire Department — but not all — have selfishly and habitually misused their sick leave time, and in the process have tarnished the image of the Yonkers Fire Department. And regardless of the department's sick leave policy or the union's collective bargaining agreement, there is still a personal responsibility on the part of each individual employee to do the right thing — a responsibility that has been too often neglected within the fire union, as the report shows. 

"I believe that we have one of the finest, best trained fire departments in the country, and our firefighters regularly put their lives on the line for the people of this city. However, we cannot abide rampant abuses of departmental policies especially when they cost taxpayers millions in a time of economic hardship. 

"Finally, it must be noted that the necessary measures to correct the sick leave policy and end sick leave abuse cannot be enacted without the cooperation of the fire union. New York State Labor Law prevents my administration from acting unilaterally outside the collective bargaining process. So I am calling on the fire department union to live up to its responsibility to the taxpayers of Yonkers and accept the policy changes and controls that will end this abuse. I am also asking the City Council and the public for their support as we take the necessary actions to correct this problem and prevent it from occurring again in the future." 

– Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone

eHeziMayor Amicone’s Response to IG Schorr’s Report on YFD Sick Leave Abuse

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  1. Everyone in city haul knows when overtime and sick leave started climbing and going out of control but they won’t admit the reason. Pagano has been in charge since 02 and he took all the oversight away. So in essence he has cost the city millions of dollars but whats that compared to what Fill has cost the city

  2. and a baseball player too??
    reminds me of that line from the movie airplane……….
    “Would you like some light reading? Perhaps this pamphlet on famous Jewish athletes?”

  3. Dear Santa,
    This year i wont be greedy but I do want a few things for Xmas.
    1-Can I get some shiney NEW Silver handcuff-bracelets for our elected leaders, the Mayor, Council Prezident, and throw inthere Jim Pinto & the deputy mayor also. Some Shiney Handcuff on them would bring Day of joy to all inthe Yonkers.
    2-I would also like a Black truck with black tint and a nice new shiney Siren & flashing lights. Acutally send a Dozen of them and haul out the corrupted leaders of this city in them one of these afternoons. It would look so cool to a dozen decked out suburbans with FEDS jump out a scoop up the aformentioned “assholes” who lead this place into bankruptcy
    3-Billborads with Sam Zherkas face all over them in different spots throughout Yonkers. Especially the 3rd district…I think that would be Joyous for the people to remind the Mayor who he works for and what his immediate situation is all about!
    4-Lastly, can you somehow give the Council president a pair of BALLS. Any kind will do!

  4. Gee, no comment from any of the Yonkers Fire Fighters, Pagano or Fitzpatrick OR the YFD Union in regards to the now reopened Gasoline Theft allogations? Why? Because no one within YFD (Especially McGouey, Pagano or Fitzpatrick) wants the public to know what a bunch of fools and theives are within their own rank n’ file. I would like to see someone from the State Board of Control come in and do a complete sweep of the city’s finances and hold all those responsible totally accountable for what has gone on. If that means that Ammicone, Pagano, Fitzpatrick, the DPW Management, YPD Management, and ALL of the Union Heads throughout the City of Yonkers lose their jobs and in some cases, some go to jail, then so be it. Civil Servents ripping off the city while our taxes continue to rise, is CRIMINAL

  5. It’s time for the IG to investigate the whole City finances and work practices. This whole place is so fucking corrupt. Interesting when Nope is faced with the truth, he is scared and repeats himself. Fed Up Taxpayer is right about many things. It’s time to look at all of these issues and prove them right OR WRONG.

  6. amazing …amicone is trying to blame the rank and file because of the lack of oversight by his administration and the city council. they will blame the unions when a control board comes this year as well ! What a shame it is time to throw the city hall bums out we wont need them anyway because the control boad will be in charge.

  7. The blame also goes to the City Council for approving these contracts while questioning nothing contained in them. It is common knowledge that both Pagano and Fitzpatrick arrive at many fire scenes and hand pick which firemen will be chosen to go out on disability. Yes, it is true, and has gone on forever !!!!
    For Shame !!!
    Are the DPW garbage men still working 3 hour shifts??? Yup, it also true. The go home when done with their routes and are paid a full day salary. The city unions are milking this town to the hilt.

  8. It easy to pick on one example of so called sick abuse .Unfortunately ,the example you used was of a legitimate illness , Someone going thru chemotherapy treatment.

  9. Where did you box Mike in the “light weight” division? And don’t tell me, you played shortstop right? You are a pathetic human being and you are laughable when you try to play the toughguy roll. You little piss clam.

  10. Here’s how you plug your budget hole:
    Get rid of the following:
    $2 million in FD sick days.
    $10+ million YPD OT.
    $2 million for the cars
    $2 million in free gas.
    $2 million on the second floor.
    $2+ million for the annual outside counsel.
    $hit, this is easy….
    $2+ million DPW OT.
    $1 million on the phones.
    That’s $23M on the City side without any effort.
    At least the same on the BOE side.
    eg. 700+ non residents in the YPS = $14 million.
    That’s $46 million. Hell that’s almost what we just borrowed to bay the interest on out debt.
    It’s gotta get this real, or else we go under.

  11. Now the City gets to continue its investigation pertaining to alleged theft of city owned gasoline by members of the YFD. Just like in the DPW and other city agencies, you have THUGS who work (and pose as) professional firefighters who RIP OFF the city and citizens who pay tax dollars for the own gratification. And the YFD (and its UNION) wants us to believe that they are all on the “Up and Up”? Give us all a break. Get rid of the UNION, Get rid of the YFD Thugs, and if Pagano and Fitzpatrick do not punish those who are eventually found guilty (if it is not swepted under the rug) [Those found guilty should be FIRED], then Pagano and Fitzpatrick need to be fired for gross mis-management.

  12. you are correct to criticize the mayor ..he has been
    a huge disappointment to those who thought he would
    run a tight ship..giving flemming a job cost him
    8 million dolllars because flemming was the one
    who posted about zherka…a post that was outrageous
    but phil failed to realize the damage caused..but
    now there are other issues overtime in the fd
    and pd and i am telling you and you can take it to the
    bank that there will be an ig appointed who has no
    financial interest in any of this ..to stop the padding
    of pensions..maybe he is short

  13. barry mcgoey as well as the yfd and the spanos want to take over the conservative party. after that letter was sent out by barry – all unions should turn the back on him and ff and give proxies to other side. barry is no union man

  14. Right Philly. Let’s list them again:
    Raygun
    Giambruno
    the IG’s squeeze
    Fleming
    Trovato
    Spinson
    Galvin
    the fat chicks
    Michelle
    Tara
    the Albanian Chief of theft
    the leaf blower chick
    hudak and the press corps
    and lest we forget:
    Lorraine “envelope” Lopez
    Who are you kidding?? God forbid someone audited your scum followers.

  15. and one more thing..be very afraid of someone
    who wants nothing from government largess but wants
    to make sure that our state government and our
    county government and our local governments don’t
    pilfer taxpayer money under the guise of padding
    overtime to boost pensions to numbers that are
    totally out of whack with reality…because maybe
    its those people who will work tirelessly for nothing
    to remedy the situation..be very afraid…what is lacking in height is not lacking in committment you
    jackass

  16. as my daddy told me..its not how tall you are ..its
    how much you have in the bank..and he was big…
    a professional fighter and baseball player so go
    fuck yourself…i don’t have to buy you and sell
    you ..I can keep you

  17. It’s too little too late. They are all shit, the unions and the politicians. Amicone has really fucked up this city he finished off what Spencer started. None of this is credible. If the republicans think that the public can forget 16 years of mismanagement they are foolish. Some anon is touting Regan, he’s a non-starter. Even if they put him out there he can never win. So it’s going to be Lesnec vs Murtagh vs Spano.
    It will make no difference not one of them are credible. It does not make a difference who wins, different face, same shit.
    And this report is trash, unless the Mayor intends to go to the DA with evidence. He was so quick to dismiss DiNapoli on the police OT, and accept this audit on a dime, pun intended. They all need to go where they belong, as attractions at a petting so, their little ego’s so fragile. Boo!!! Hoo!!!!

  18. the unions are already discredited in the public’s
    mind..they have been subjected to horrible press from
    the governor to the state comptroller and now even
    their mayor….and with good reason..the public sector
    is taking advantage of taxpayers in a period when
    the public purse is out of money…demonstrating their
    greed and lack of understanding that taxpayers will
    not be taken advantage of anymore…so much has been
    written about how public employee unions are responsible for unsustainable pension costs that
    you hear the discussion daily and not just on the
    blogs.you hear it all over..so the mayor understands
    that where in former times union support was necessary
    now it is a liability

  19. What a joke the budget hearing was last nite: the budget head was ill-prepared and claimed the 5th when Joan G. pressed him on any new hires, Pagano just rambled on and showed that intellectually he is in over his head, Wilson Terrero you could not understand him most of the time and his questions clearly indicated that he is completely overwhelmed, D. Shepherd was MIA as usual-it was a typical City Council fiasco with a lot bullshit being tossed around by all parties and the by the end of the nite the taxpayers of Yonkers continue to bear the brunt of the problems witrh no viable solutions and everyone claiming it’s not their fault, it’s the other guy fault.

  20. pagano is the problem, he has told the firefighters to go on sick leave and build up the OT budget. He did this for years as commissioner and union president, pagano is at the top, what ever happened to ” the bucks stops here at the top” if amicone was any sort of a manager, then pagano should be fired! And looked into for fraud for stealing services. The taxpayers should cal for his firing. I guess this is what you get when you hire a guy with a GED and no skill, except being a lier. Don’t blame the FF’s because pagano was the one pulling the strings to up his budget.

  21. I look at it this way…While it apparent that the YFD/YPD have some of the wealthiest personel in the country as far as being paid large base salaries even w/o OT AT LEAST these people EARN a salary and do a good JOB. The Mayor, his staff, his hires or appointees, do a lousy job, get a away with murder, pillage and rape the system to benefit themselves and yet they dont EVER get called on the carpet!?!?!???
    the cops & fireman are suckers here since they went and got this guy hired 2 times by throwing their support for him and now his boy SHorr is throwing them under then bus. Yonkers politics at its best.
    Do something people!

  22. Typo- it is 16 days not 26. Most people get 10 mto 12 a year, which they do not use and bank for when they are really sick. With unlimited sick time their is no incentive to do this. It is insane that anyone would be given unlimited sick time. Remember this is different from being hurt on the job. If they are on vacation and hurt twist their ankle they call in and are taken off vacation leave and put on sick leave. The blatant raping of the taxpayer must stop!

  23. First of all, the comptroller just faulted the city for not adapting the changes recommended by the former Inspector General SEVERAL YEARS AGO when he audited the Police Department. Now, yesterday, the so called ink is just about dry on the current Inspector General’s audit of the Fire Department, and the mayor is all over the FD like flies on a donought. V-for Vendetta anyone?

  24. So your appalled Amicone? What about the $1 million $’s that you spent on your PERSONNEL lawsuit against Zerka of city dollars? You have some set!! Are you going to pay back the city? Do you really think that 9 sick days a year is alot? The private sector gets at least 12 and if they dont get sick they bank them. There are abusers just like any other job and should be hung out to dry. The problem is the UNION who represents this small percentile because they have to instead of thinking about the majority. It is always the handful of guys that screw it up for everyone else. The guys that come to work and do there job and go home to there families suffer because of these sharp-shooters!!! 628 NEEDS TO LOOK OUT FOR THE MAJORITY, NOT THE MINORITY AND HOLD SOMEBODY RESPONSIBLE!!!!

  25. The uniform services enjoy an unlimited sick leave policy with full pay. If that were negotiated to a national standard of ten or eleven days per year the problem would be solved. After the sick time has been used up, no more pay for any additional absence.

  26. “If we get the firefighter sick leave levels back to 2003, we will save close to $500,000 dollars.”- IG Dan Schorr. We were $109,000,000 in the red last year! This equates to less then 1% of our deficit. Do you people not see this attack for what it is? Divert attention away from the real incompetency and mismanagement. Blame the Police. Blame the Fire Dept. Blame the Comptrollers Office. Blame Albany. Do you see a pattern?

  27. Bottom line:
    if the City Council doesn’t Act on the misfeasance of Amicone: the Taxpayers should set in motion the legal course to remove him.
    And then we should throw the City Council into the River.

  28. This “Shithead Mayor” has no repsect for anyone which tells me the union pricks bought a bill of goods for their own advantage that ain’t going to be delivered anytime soon.
    So why don’t you Union pricks stand up for the taxpayers instead of continuously robbing us?
    this game is over and you’ve all been played by a corrupt political system.
    You are as guilty has they are.
    Stop the bullshit and stand up for what is right.
    We’re sick of all of you.
    IMO you all belong in jail.
    Every Damn one of you.

  29. THIS IS A THE BIGGEST PHUCKING JOKE AND FOR THE IS PEICE OF SHIT MAYOR GET ON HIS HIGH HORSE AND BLAME POLICE AND FOR THE WASYTE THAT HAS BANKRUPT YONKERS IS INSANIOTY ANS THE FACT THAT NEWS 12 JANINE ROSE AND BROIAN CONYBEARE INDULGE INTO THIS BASTARDS SOCIOPATHIC BEHAVIOUR IS A DISGRACE.
    HE HAS STOLEN, CHEATED. LIED AND DESTROYED BOGHT AND SOLD HIS POLITICLA CAREER AND THE BUSINESSES AND DEVELPERS THAT FUND HIM. nEWS 12 IS A CATASTRPHIC JOURNALISTIC DISGRACE TO THE AMERICAN FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND PRESIDENT.
    AMICONE IS A DANGEROUS INDIVIDUAL AND HAD BEEN ABLE TO SWET TALK BRIAN “THE MOST CONTRIVED INCAPABABEL NEWS ANCHOR AND JANINE THE BLUSHING FOOL ANCHOR WOMAN…”
    PHIL IS A DEMON, A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING A POLITICAL PIG, A THIEF AND DESTRUCTIVE COWARDLY POWER MONGER AND HIS LIFE IS WORTHLESS.
    NOW IF THE COPS AND FIRE HAVE THE BALLS THEY SAY THEY HAVE THEY WILL CLOSE THEIR HOUSES AND PRECINCTS AND SEE HOW QUICKLY THIS SHIT HEAD MASYOR WOULD RUN HIS SO CALLED CITY WITH THESES UNIONS WHO HE DISRESPECTS DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
    SO STEP UP COPS AND FIRE. GET YOUR GUYS BACK ON THE JOB. DEMAND CITY HALL TO TAKE THEIER WASTEFUL SALARY CUTS ANS GET RID OF AMICONE AND THE REST OF HIS DRUNKEN PHUCKING FOOLISH STAFF.
    THIS CITY IS A JOKE AND A PUNCHLINE AND NOW THE COPS AND FIRE ARE BEING MADE THE BUTT OF THE JOKES STARTED BY OUR FAIR HAIRED COMB-OVER SLOB OF A MAYOR PHIL AMICONE.
    you guys were used and abused and continues to phuvk you and you take it. SO GET OFF OF YOUR ASS AND GET PHIL OUT OF POFFICE AND BRING BACK YONKERS.
    PAGANO – KNOCK IT OFF AND GET BACK TO BEING A MAN OF THE FIREHOUSE AND NOT PHILS COURT FIRE JESTRE. IT TAKES ONE BIG PHUCKING FIREFIGHTER TAKER TO SHUT HIS MOUTH AND TAKE ACTION AND STOP TALKING! THAT GOES FOR COPS AND FIRE!
    KNOWCK OFF ALL THE BEHIND THE SCENES BIG TALK AND AND TAKE IT TO THE SECOND HALL. PHIL IS A PUSSY, A SPIN DOCTOR AND A FOOL. DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT ANSWERS GUYS!!!
    MAY BE A A BOAT OR A VACATION THIS YEAR WOULD DO YOU GOOD TO HELP THE REST OF THE CITY OF THIS CITY.
    AND STOP DISGRACING PAY JOYCE’S MEMORY AND GET HIS “CLASS” BACK ON THE JOB. THATS ALL HE WOULD HAVE WANTED AND WE AL KNOW IT!
    GRAB YOUR BALLS COPS AND FIRE.

  30. If not mistaken Regan’s brother WAS the highest paid cop- with the HIGHEST pension.
    I’m of the opinion these SOB’s need to taken out in handcuffs.
    And God Willing, I’ll be here until the day they are.

  31. to anon at 5:36
    yeah, right, regan as fiscal conservative and righer of wrongs…wasn’t his brother one of the 20 highest paid cops to retire just reference in the NYS Comptroller’s report? Oh yeah, Billy Boy would make a great watchdog…

  32. to anon at 4:24…
    what do you mean you can’t blame the mayor for this one…are you illterate? Did you read his statement …”In addition, the report illustrates how the current sick leave policy, which is governed by the city’s collective bargaining agreement with the fire union, lacks the necessary controls to prevent abuse”…Hellloooo, the mayor was the one who brokered the contracts, this so called “collective bargaining unit” which created the climate of this so-called abuse. He is at the heart and soul of whatever is wrong with the system, you dolt.

  33. There must be $10 million in fire equipment hiding down there behind nValley. We should have a “fire sale” and sell off all of the old surplus equipment. It could save us from a 10% property tax increase next year.

  34. Lets see, a few bad apples again make everyone look bad. Happens in every single business/sector in society. Lets not besmirch the reputation of the great firefighters who roll the dice everytime they go to work. None of these guys are getting rich off the city of Yonkers. Mr. Amicone however, is obviously in politics for more than the paycheck. Look at his perks, the waste within his inner circle, the holding of dpw,fire + police workers hostage via layoffs, the cars, phones, lorraine lopez ($165,00 per year),btw what does she do? Dont forget the lucrative deals at ridge hill! Fight the real problem, Phil Amicone

  35. OK, Enough Is Enough. The focus here is the Fire Department right now. (Let the other City Department have their own investigation). So, with the YFD, whose to blame. First it starts at the Top. Pagano is the Commissioner with Union Ties (He once held the position of head of the Fire Union). He’s the boss and should have been aware of what is going on, thsu should be fired over it. Second. Fitzpatrick. He is the Head of the YFD Operations Division and is responsible for staffing requirements and needs and nshould manage the sick time used and discipline those who have abused it (But he will never do that because he is intimated by the Fire Unions and will never raise a hand to McQuouey and the Unions). Result? Fitzpatrick should be fired over this as well. CHANGE THE SYSTEM, DISCIPLINE THE ABUSERS AND FIRE THE INCOMPANCY.

  36. The problem here is that Pagano was the Pres of the firefighters union. How can a man who was working 150%on behalf of the firefighters, become the commissioner? Dont you think he would still have ties to the union? In addition, Charlie Cola Jr was also the PBA union Pres and was later a commissioner under the Spencer administration. I am sure if this was looked into, many perks were added to the CBA during that time. It’s kind of like hiring Madoff as the lead investigator of any Wall Street scandals.

  37. Yes, Amicone takes credit for uncovering a scam that he has let go on for years. Now isn’t that great. His empty words are nothing but lip service. When the former IG revealed the Police OT scam, he made a similar comment expressing outrage and then did absolutely nothing. The Comptroller has now called him on it. Amicone is an incredible phony. Worst Mayor ever

  38. No its not Gambling: Its the outright theft of taxpayer money.- legal or otherwise.
    in 2008 Amicone said Yonkers was headed towards a cliff.
    Amicone was correct except he should have seen it a year earlier and have ACTUALLY DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT. He didn’t.
    “If Yonkers is headed off a cliff it is because of who is driving the car,” Brodsky said in an interview after Amicone’s speech.
    Brodsky was/is correct.
    there’s a long litany of items Amicone could have opened up but he didn’t.
    Pick one
    any one
    how about we start with the BOE–a still unresolved boondoggle.
    No doubt our credit hungry Mayor will express shock over this too.
    Amicone hasn’t made one single noteworthy correction except to cut services, raise taxes and starve Yonkers out of existence in deference to developers and political hacks and patronage.
    Posters want to give him credit?–how about Amicone take responsibility for the condition of Yonkers. That’s what this moron was elected for and he hasn’t done it.
    FISCAL CONSERVATIVE MY ASS

  39. Wasn’t Mr. Pagano the firefightes union president for many years? Did he not know what was going on in his department, or is he involved in this scam as well?

  40. Ah finally someone gets it,any other place this would be the move,not the YO. Hey Fill,when your’e done being shocked,tell the people how you’re filling positions with overtime instead of rehiring laid workers (which is costing thousands a day) just to spite the unions.Any day now you will preach how overtime is out of control and you’ll blame it on sick leave which hasn’t changed in years.Don’t worry Fill ,the public will soon get all the details of your scumbaggedness. Hey,did the teamsters file suit yet on your reneging on the deal to save jobs? get ready to buck up.

  41. Wait a minute, who signed these contracts with all the benefits and loop holes in them, woops MAYOR AMICONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So give me a break with great job Mayor. He gave it away to the UNIONS, now he wants to cry about it.
    You gotta be kidding me anon-acone, credit where credit is due, you have to be Ms Amicone..
    $165,000 Lorraine Lopez, yeah the firemen are the problem.

  42. Your right! They have allowed him to wear two hats for too long. Remember when he tendered his letter of resignation and then took it back and the damn fool of a mayor let him get away with that stunt. He should have been told don’t let the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

  43. CASABLANCA…SHOCKED I TELL YOU ..IM SHOCKED THERE
    IS GAMBLING GOING ON….who agreed to the contract
    provisions that allowed ot to be included in pension
    calculations…was it phil..i doubt it..was it
    spencer…very possibly..

  44. This Mayor has been in office for a total of 15 years – 7 of those as mayor–he hasn’t done a damn thing —and now he is Shocked”
    this all a sick joke.
    the charter revision needs to be challenged and he needs to resign.

  45. this has nothing to do with ridge hill..that is nonsense the mayor had no involvement period…this
    has everything to do with setting up bill regan as
    the next mayor based on going after fraud and abuse
    in the public service sector…just as andy cuomo took
    the issue away from the republicans state wide the
    objective here is to establish regan as the true
    fiscal conservative

  46. Another Glenn Beck conspiracy theorist heard from. Nice to know the IG, Mayor and AG are all involved in your vast cabal. Do they travel together in a fleet of black helicopters as well?

  47. Maricone has allowed this to happen for years. What is going on here is a cover up of the RidgeHill corruption story. The DS propaganda machine has gone into full gear, to bamboozle the media with these stories to smooth over the Mangone one as it was in the paper today. Interesting that the Mayor is getting Snoore to carry the can. Timing is everything and that’s all one needed to know about this case.
    Real question is will even one go to jail? I think not.

  48. now they need to do the same with other uniformed
    services that are scamming overtime and putting
    it into the pension calculations…and this needs
    to be done all over the state not just in yonkers

  49. I agree. Credit where credit is due. Can’t blame the Mayor for this criminal scam. Glad they caught them and they are moving to stop it from happening again.

  50. Can’t blame Amicone on this one.
    The fiofighters showed how greedy and manipulative they are.
    McPhooycan stop whinning about hiring people back. If “his men” did what was right there would be 1/2 million less OT and firefighters would be hired back.
    SHAME ON YOU FIRE UNIONS.

  51. “I believe that we have one of the finest, best trained fire departments in the country” hey big spender you forgot to add HIGHEST PAID…

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