As reported in the NY Daily News, the City Council, for years, stashed away tax payer money to create a “politically motivated” slush fund by allocating the money to groups, that didn’t exist. The City Council created the phony groups to hide more than $17 million for at least 7 years.
The Council’s finances are under investigation by the Dept. of Investigations and Manhattan US Attorney’s office. The Council also hired law firm Sullivan & Cromwell for $95,000 to defend them
This after we learned that some Council members, who were initially opposed to the congestion pricing plan, flip-flopped after getting their own pet projects approved. Of course, Speaker Christine Quinn is claiming she knew nothing of this fraud.
Please, now I know where the money for those pet projects came from.