Letter to the Editor By CARLO CALVI

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A few weeks ago, Richard Martinelli, who claims to have the best private sector business experience to be Mayor of Yonkers mailed a flyer for a campaign "Raffle" of $1,000.00 per chance to win a 20 person luxury box to Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15. A copy of the flier is attached.Click onto the poster to enlarge the photo.

A few problems with this. First of all political organizations are absolutely prohibited from conducting "games of chance" such as raffles. It's a criminal misdemeanor to conduct such a gambling operation without proper permission from the NYS Racing & Wagering Board.

Second, Martinelli used the official Yankee logo on his mailer, perhaps without their consent but also creating the impression that the Yankees endorse his candidacy and the illegal raffle itself.

After inquiry, I was informed by NYSR&W Board that all investigations of violation start at the local level.

So I wrote a letter to Mayor Phil Amicone, copy is attached, stating that it is the duty of the YPD to investigate. I also sent the letter to Hon. Janet DiFiore, Westchester County District Attorney, who has assigned a complaint file number to the case.

Suddenly, the Martinelli camp supposedly canceled the raffle after my letter hit. That's not good enough. There has been no actual notice from Martinelli regarding the cancellation. I did not receive one, even though I did receive the flier. (Imagine Richie asking me to give him a $1000 for his campaign in support of an illegal raffle)

More questions: Who donated the luxury box? Who are the big rollers buying the $1000 chances and otherwise financing his campaign.

I honestly believe that Martinelli and his brain trust are of the mind that raising big campaign donations is more important than addressing the problems in the City, many of which are his own creations.

So, Richard believes he can run the City of Yonkers, that he has the best expertise to do so. Neither he nor his campaign commandos could figure out a "no brainer" that could have been avoided with a simple goggle search.

Finally, think of all the Met's fans he has offended.

 

Carlo J. Calvi, Esq., P.E.

Candidate for Mayor of Yonkers

 

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Comments 34

  1. I had some respect for Carlo before he beat this Yankee raffle issue to death. How about speaking on the reall issues facing Yonkers??
    Also, just an inquiry, and maybe Hezi knows the answer to this….but is Mike Spano getting divorced? I don’t see any trace of his wife on his website or in the recent campaign piece he just circulated. This comes third party, but I also heard he no longer wears a wedding ring…Just curious.

  2. gee Mr. Treacy, here is yet another challenging question you will refuse to answer. With reference to your 10:10 post, i.e.”Borrowing money to pay operating costs, raising the debt limit adding two trillion”
    Your REPUBLICAN mayor sought to just to that with the Board of Education, bond to pay for operating expenses. You old fart…please for once answer a challenge.

  3. Extremism is: Borrowing money to pay operating costs, raising the debt limit adding two trillion to the 14 trillion deficit.Increasing taxation on $200,000 a year on earners who produce jobs.Devaluing the dollar and inflating the cost of living on consumers that in turn increases unemployent.Increasing entitlements with Obama Care, when we are going bankrupt with the present programs.Tea Party members don’t burn down cities,kill police officers and firefighters,treat our military as war criminals and try to kill judges.The only good Democrat is a defeated Democrat.

  4. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/09/cnn-poll-time-to-clean-house-in-congress/?hpt=po_t2
    its all over…the tea party is now regarded
    unfavorably by over 50% of the nation..that
    means tea party candidates will lose to moderate
    democrats..it also means that many of the freshman elected in 2010 will be banished for their failure
    to compromise…America has never and will never be
    an extremist nation…we are a right of center nation
    but far closer to the center than to the right..the tea
    party has run its course and now its up to the senate
    commission to do what’s right for the nation and
    that means cutting entitlements including social security and medicare and raisng taxes on those
    who can most afford to pay them….it also means
    closing tax loopholes including the mortgage deduction
    for second homes and for mortgages exceeding 700,000

  5. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/09/cnn-poll-time-to-clean-house-in-congress/?hpt=po_t2
    its all over…the tea party is now regarded
    unfavorably by over 50% of the nation..that
    means tea party candidates will lose to moderate
    democrats..it also means that many of the freshman elected in 2010 will be banished for their failure
    to compromise…America has never and will never be
    an extremist nation…we are a right of center nation
    but far closer to the center than to the right..the tea
    party has run its course and now its up to the senate
    commission to do what’s right for the nation and
    that means cutting entitlements including social security and medicare and raisng taxes on those
    who can most afford to pay them….it also means
    closing tax loopholes including the mortgage deduction
    for second homes and for mortgages exceeding 700,000

  6. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/09/cnn-poll-time-to-clean-house-in-congress/?hpt=po_t2
    its all over…the tea party is now regarded
    unfavorably by over 50% of the nation..that
    means tea party candidates will lose to moderate
    democrats..it also means that many of the freshman elected in 2010 will be banished for their failure
    to compromise…America has never and will never be
    an extremist nation…we are a right of center nation
    but far closer to the center than to the right..the tea
    party has run its course and now its up to the senate
    commission to do what’s right for the nation and
    that means cutting entitlements including social security and medicare and raisng taxes on those
    who can most afford to pay them….it also means
    closing tax loopholes including the mortgage deduction
    for second homes and for mortgages exceeding 700,000

  7. Carlo thank you for bringing this to the attention to the authorities. Despite the fact that I love the Mets I find it disgusting that Martinelli would do a raffle that was so expensive that supports the Yankees that is obviously illegal and at the same time say that he is conservative. I am a conservative Met fan and I take exception to what he is doing. Raffles are for non profit charities and he is a rich guy with a wealthy father. He has no right to do this. I hope the District Attorney and the other authorities nail him to the cross.

  8. What happened to his brother is appropriate for political discussion because a) he and his brother worked at the same city agency, albeit at different times, and when his brother was accused of bribery, Carlo defended him.

  9. The Women’s Inst. was being dissolved and they had a beautiful grandfather clock. Angelo Martinelli took the clock home for safe keeping and still has it in his house. The clock should be given to Philips Manor or the Hudson River Museum.

  10. Hey Carlo, looking for your comment about your cousin’s husband who just put out a political piece paid for by you and me touting how he is saving homeowners, renters and creating jobs.
    The only jobs that dope Mike will create are those for his immediate and extended family. Maybe it is part of your pact with the Spano’s.

  11. More mudslinging by the Martinelli campaign? Very interesting from a camp who put out an edict condemning the other two candidates for such antics. Obviously they have nothing to offer to this race and feel threatened by this fact. Murtagh and Calvi are the only two candidates worth considering in this race and who is the better of the two is yet to be determined. But what is conclusive is that Martinelli is a crippled candidate who can’t win without typical dirty political antics. Perhaps before asking this question the Martinelli’s should consider their own impending criminal activity via illegal gambling.

  12. Richard’s so called “private sector experience” consists of working for Daddy his entire life…he has never, ever, worked at a job that he found on his own out in the big real world with the rest of us.

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