HEZITORIAL INVESTIGATION: Always East Transport Taken Under Nick Spano’s Wing @$30,000 Per Year By HEZI ARIS

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Charicature of a younger, better looking Publisher / Editor Hezi Aris.

Charicature of a younger, better looking Publisher / Editor Hezi Aris.

Former New York State Senator Nick Spano.

Former New York State Senator Nick Spano.

YONKERS, NY — November 7, 2014 — Judy Koller, owner of Always East Transportation, on September 1, 2014 came to a contractual agreement with Nick Spano’ Empire Strategic Planning. The signed agreement is for $30,000 payable at the rate  plus reasonable and actual incurred expense. Empire Strategic Planning stipulated it “agrees to represent Always East Transportation, Inc., before the executive, legislative and administrative branches of government in New York State from September 1st 2014 through August 31st 2015.

Empire Strategic Planning owner Nick Spano, the former New York State Senator, brother to Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is evidently blind to or is unencumbered by any ethical constraint to lobby on behalf of this company, among others Nick Spano’s operation lobbies.

A pattern is seemingly emerging. Is Empire Strategic Planning shaking down firms and unions and other entities engaged in business related issues with the City of Yonkers? Has Yonkers Inspector General Brendan McGrath began an investigation into the these disturbing findings? If not the Yonkers Inspector General, perhaps this mushrooming relationship that screams conflict of interest anathema is best placed before U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

Always East Transportation, Inc., 870 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703, is a privately held company, established in 1995, employing from 10-19 people, and generates an estimated $500,000 to $1 million per annum. The firm is engaged in bus rentals, charters, as well as providing private shuttle service.

Refer to similar revelations:

“Nick Spano’s Lobbying Firm Now Represents the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association and the Yonkers Captains, Lieutenants and Sergeants Association By HEZI ARIS”


“Lobbyist Nick Spano Represents Fidelco Realty Group for $90,000 BY HEZI ARIS”

Stay tuned. More to follow!

eHeziHEZITORIAL INVESTIGATION: Always East Transport Taken Under Nick Spano’s Wing @$30,000 Per Year By HEZI ARIS

Comments 16

  1. Dirty dealings were involved with the sale of the old jail and the “Smart” Move to the new jail. Maybe we should have hired a real estate “broker” and “consulted” with outsiders?

  2. We just can’t help it. We’re Spano’s and all we know is how to get over on the system. We steal from the poor and give to ourselves.

  3. Once a criminal always a criminal. Mike and Nick were engaged in many shady deals over the course of their 20 plus years in Albamy. The US Attorneys office is investigating both of them for there crimes in Albany and even more right here in Yonkers. It’s about time. Better late then never.

  4. The Spano crimes and corruption is just beginning to be exposed an outed. What Hezi has reported is just a small piece of what’s really going on with the Spano crooks. It won’t be long before the NYTimes is reporting what the Feds are investigating about dumbo and jumbo Spano.

  5. Does Nick Spano really believe he can shake down business owners and unions in the city of Yonkers and get away with it? The Feds have already begun to question some of the numerous clients of Nick’s lobbying firm. They all agree they were shook down by Nick with the promise of favorable treatment an the threat of loss of business, contracts and an equal opportunity. This is what Nick and Mike Spano are doing in and to Yonkers.

  6. Nick and Mike Spano are slithering around Yonkers with the canary feathers all over their faces. If they looked in a mirror once in a while maybe they would try to at least hide their crimes and unethical behavior. But they can’t look in the mirror because they are afraid of what they will see. It won’t be long before there looking into an unbreakable metal mirror that’s attached to their toilet and sink. They deserve everything they have coming to them. And more.

  7. There are lots more out there Hezi. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep digging and keep them coming. Nick is using his little brother to make a fortune for himself all at the expense of the Yonkers taxpayers. They’re all corrupt and dispicable.

  8. CLSA President’s brother gets a job in Corporation Counsel. Several months later CLSA hires Nick Spano to “lobby” for then in “Albany”

    PBA Presidents sister gets a job in City Hall. A few months later PBA gets a contract from Spano. A few months after that PBA hires Nick Spano to “lobby” for them in “Albany”. A few months later CLSA also gets a contract from Spano.

    Then we find out developers and companies doing business with the City (Spano) have also hired Nick Spano to “lobby” for them in “Albany”.

    The Spano’s tale corruption and shake downs to a whole new and low level.

  9. You just can’t take it away from the “Kingfish”. What a shock! Nick Spano is collecting money for representing firms, who are competing for contracts with a city…in which the Mayor just happens to be his “little” brother.
    This is on top of his activities as a Real Estate “broker? Falicitator? Partner? Who also happens to be doing business with the City where his little brother is the Mayor.
    These two are on top of the fact that he also represents the lobbying interests of unions who also have to negotiate with the city of Yonkers, where his little brother is the Mayor.
    ….and these are on top of the fact that employee (s) of the lobbying firm; which he owns; serve as decision makers in departments that would “review” the bids of these firms, who would like to have contracts with the city of Yonkers, in which Nick’s little brother just happens to be the Mayor.
    Oops; let’s not forget the countless “associates”, family members and goomadas of the family, who also work for the city of Yonkers, in which his little brother is the Mayor.
    Now, how dare you impugn the reputation of this fine upstanding businessman, and former public servant, for his service to our community at large. Anybody who reads the above and concludes that taxpayers, the city of Yonkers….in which his little brother is Mayor, are being abused and sucked dry to enhance the stock portfolio of Nick Spano and his family, just are haters and will be dealt with in due time.
    Imagine what is going on that is NOT in the public record….. Holy Cr*p!!!!!

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