Liens were filed against the Mount Vernon Industrial Agency whose President Chairman is Mayor Richard Thomas. Another department over which Mayor Richard Thomas presides is the Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply.
Specific departments were targeted by legal powers houses so as to protect their payment due for services rendered, with benevolent respect and acknowledgment to permit the City of Mount Vernon to function while they secure the debt owed them.
In the May 29, 2019th posting of “Clyde Isley’s Statement on Porcari Indictment and Rich Thomas’ Use of Water Department Funds For Legal Defense” the following issues were addressed:
“Thomas may have escaped indictment in this investigation by blaming his own Corporation Counsel for offering bad advice. However, it appears that he knowingly sought counsel regarding use of water department funds to pay his legal expenses and seemingly has no problem doing so.
“Among the myriad of legal questions to be answered, one immediate query demands a response: “Mayor Thomas, if indeed true, how in your right mind can you expect your constituents to pay your criminal defense bills?” asked Democratic mayoral candidate Clyde Isley.
“Isley added, “In recent years, Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply customers have been hit with exorbitant rate hikes. It wouldn’t be a surprise to learn that these behind closed doors price increases arrived as the mayor’s legal fees climbed.”
“Thomas’ irresponsible administration of the Board of Water Supply has drained millions in expected department revenue from the city’s general fund and placed an undue and unfair burden on the backs of city taxpayers. Additionally, the Board’s misfeasance in failing to conduct annual financial audits is one reason for the withdrawal of Mount Vernon’s bond rating.”
This breaking news story will be revealed by Friday, July 5, 2019.
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