de Blasio’s Citywide Administration Services Allowed Contractors To Swindle The City By Sending The Wrong Face Masks During The Start Of Pandemic

William Wilhelm de Blasio, the mayor of New York City (your city) seemingly proves once again how disconnected he is from the agencies that are under his auspice and the money that flows like a water out of a firehose from them even during a pandemic and an induced economic crisis.

THE CITY

 Last spring, frontline medical workers scrambled in vain to find proper surgical masks as the coronavirus swept through hospitals across the city.

Doctors, nurses and medical technicians were forced to reuse the same mask over and over — a dangerously ineffective method to stem infection from a virus that’s now taken the lives of more than 24,000 New Yorkers.

City officials jumped into action, signing more than $1 billion in emergency no-bid contracts with seemingly anybody who claimed they could produce high-quality masks and other crucial COVID gear — including ventilators.

Among them: Genuine Parts Company, an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in auto parts. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), which handles most of City Hall’s purchases, had bought parts for city vehicles from Genuine in the past.

An auto parts company from Atlanta?? Why?  And for what kind of city vehicles? Being that de Blasio’s DCAS felt that they can entrust them to deliver PPE’s to the virus frontline workers…

Go on…

According to internal records obtained by THE CITY, DCAS paid $348,000 for what was described by Genuine as 300,000 “non-Latex surgical masks” that were marked as “received” by the city on April 7. That was at the peak of the virus’ spread in New York City, when the seven-day average for daily hospitalizations hit 1,642, compared to this week’s 52.

 But records show that when DCAS’ Bureau of Quality Assurance inspected the delivered goods, workers discovered not surgical masks but “disposable single-use non-surgical mask/dust mask/Not FDA approved.”

The items were nevertheless deemed “accepted due to public necessity.” DCAS paid full price and placed subsequent orders for more masks from the car parts dealer, records show. DCAS then “redirected” the masks — useless in emergency rooms — elsewhere for non-medical use.

The Genuine mask purchase is part of a disturbing pattern uncovered during an investigation by THE CITY of DCAS’ pandemic-spurred emergency buying spree.

During some of the most dire weeks of the crisis, THE CITY found, the agency lost track of key equipment from masks to ventilators — driving an exasperated DCAS official to declare in one early May meeting: “Stop this s—t! Stop this s—t! Fix the problem!”

 And guess who also was involved in this honest incompetence graft? The Blaz’s art dealer buddy Charlie Trebele, the city’s COVID “essential” “first responder”  Contractor Gadget .

A similar scenario unfolded with another vendor, Digital Gadgets, an electronics firm whose CEO, Charlie Tebele, along with family members, has been a frequent donor to de Blasio’s various political campaigns.

In late March, DCAS awarded $19 million in no-bid contracts to Digital for high quality N95 masks and lower quality KN95 masks. That included an $8 million contract for what the firm promised would be two million “surgical grade N95s,” according to internal DCAS documents. 

19? How droll to match the estimate with the disease. Contractor Gadget also gave the same digits backwards and higher.

 The company also won a $91 million contract to provide DCAS with ventilators that was later cancelled because, Benson told THE CITY, the agency “decided to order a different ventilator model.”

Digital Gadgets — which previously supplied hoverboards to QVC — did deliver masks. But DCAS records reveal that the agency’s Bureau of Quality Assurance discovered the masks Digital delivered were not “surgical grade N95s” as promised and had not been approved by either the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

So the corporations the city depended on to ship face masks and ventilators depended on a company not even from New York that already was contracted for auto supplies to city service vehicles and a company that makes toys for tech bobos. And both of those PPE’s were cheap knockoffs. Sure sounds like these companies grifted the city real good with the expenses they saved by skimping on the products at the expense of doctors, nurses, nursing home aides and tens of thousands of lives in New York City during the worse and most deadly time in the first few months of the pandemic.

GPC is a big national corporation, but Contractor Gadget Charlie’s company basically sells crap that’s mostly seen on T.V.. He’s also benefited quite nicely from his investments aka donations to de Blasio’s mayoral and farcical presidential campaign and the corrupted yet legal 501 c 4 PAC fund run by the mayor in City Hall, the Campaign For One New York; not only with a a government appointed seat on the COVID economic recovery task force collective gifted by the Blaz, Chuckles also was able to pay the mortgage to his Upper East Side townhouse with the emergency funding gifted to his company for his imitation PPE provisions to the city’s hospitals and nursing homes. Pretty sweet for a company that had a failing grade from the Better Business Bureau at the time (and present time).

 
This has drawn the ire of City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer who has been trying to get information about these tainted contracts for months, but his signifying nothing fury is laughable because he allowed the Blaz to authorize executive power over the city’s pandemic response which included total control over these contracts and their fiscal costs, which rendered his duties to monitor these checks and balances null and void and made his position as an elected official useless and neutered. 
 
de Blasio’s an idiot savant. He may not know shit about preparing for a crisis and evidently leading a city during one, but his brain cells get energized the second an opportunity comes up to make sure anyone who gave him money immediately gets a cherry contract with the city.
 
Despicable Bastard
 
 
 

Impunity Candidate

deblasioassholeCandidate de Blasio, admiring the city he helped overdevelop and turning his back on his constituents

Well, there and off he goes again, Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm has thrown himself into the presidential race, whose sudden announcement was induced by a high school student who accidentally found an ad for an event Sioux City featuring the derelict mayor touting his candidacy on social media. The ad itself should be a foreboding for the Blaz  for it’s comical misspelling of his current name.

Now he has a legitimate excuse to leave the town he was elected to.

The habitually, perpetually late and derelict mayor is jumping into the primary with 23 other Democrats, despite polling at 0% and absolutely no chance to participate in the first debate in June with the others, including favorites Bernie Sanders and Unkie Joe Biden along with stalwart candidates like the outstanding Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren and establishment DNC bots like Pete Buttegieg and Kamala Harris.

Even with these mountainous obstacles and in concert with universal rejection from his constituents and solidarity hatred from people with disparate political ideologies, de Blasio will not be deterred. The defiant hypocrite and ignoramous even blew off the advice of his staffers and his political peers. It’s like if the emperor who wore no clothes realized what he looked like and still arrogantly continued walking in public with his pus oozing herpes sore covered cock and balls flapping in the breeze as he swayed.

Sure that is one disgusting and visually garish analogy. But this is candidate Bill de Blasio, the man is disgusting and visually garish even with his suit on. Even more so when he landed in Ohio in hipster skinny jeans. But his conduct and actions as Mayor since January 2014 represent the real source for his stupid futility exercise megalomania run for president.

His seemly (and suspicious) aspirations to run America confirms that his entire career in office has been more about building his resume than to serve the public that put him there. It’s like he took his useless position as public advocate and transferred it’s uselessness to the mayor’s office. He didn’t even waste time about his intention for higher office when he messaged his desire to go to Ohio, a constant voter battleground state every four years, immediately as he stepped his big feet in city hall.

And when he got in there, he organized a 501 (c) (4) PAC fund Campaign for One New York purportedly to garner donors to advance programs for pre-K and “affordable housing”, which suddenly got terminated when the feds and the Department of Investigation got suspicious about how donors got city services for their “philanthropy”.

As certain nefarious donors got charged and locked up for bribing the mayor, Candidate de Blasio was able to skate with only a weak ass condemnation from the SDNY A.G. and the NY D.A. for breaking the “spirit” of the law. Which was only made possible by the rancid Supreme Court decision McDonnell vs. United States that favored the individual, decriminalizing accepting the illegal bribes by elected officials all over the nation, conveniently including and exonerating the amoral mayor.

Another take to make of this is that de Blaz, feigning to have progressive values, decided to exploit this SCOTUS decision knowing that he would not face punitive charges for his spiritually illicit soliciting of donors that have business with the city. But the ultimate take from this is that Bill can’t govern or lead a city for shit, but he’s an idiot savant adept at raising campaign funds through circumvention of the laws and without regard for ethics or morals. He clearly picked this skill set up when he was working for Hillary Clinton during her Senate campaign and now he is using these particular skills defiantly for his brand new city hall 501 (c) (4) Fairness PAC for this charade national office run, and brazenly soliciting these donors by himself and continuing to reward them city services and not giving a flying fucking shit about it. de Blasio is no different than any recidivist criminal committing the same offenses over and over again. He also is just as much of an addict for mass amounts of donor money as a habitual drug junkie would fiend for smack, crack, angel dust or crystal meth, making him a virtual slave to real estate overlords that really run this city.

What is really hysterical about Candidate Blaz is that he is aping the man who he’s running against. Not only that but he is being quite an ingrate since Trump fired the guy who was investigating him (which is actually the real scandal of his administration). The derelict mayor persistently shows contempt towards the press whether during press conferences (which have become scant) and FOIL requests which are blackened with redactions.

But where the impunity candidate has his perceived orange glazed opponent beat is his heinous coverups of embarrassing incidents he’s involved with. Most recently with a car wreck his NYPD security unit was faulted with when the driver was ordered to make it to an event in Harlem and wound up crashing into a truck while driving on the wrong side of the street and the Blaz walked away from the “accident” with police escorting him.  This incident happened 4 YEARS AGO and the reason for that is the commander of the derelict mayor’s unit had the accident erased from city records. (It’s disturbing to assume what other records is the NYPD erasing or manipulating, like say crime statistics). Hell, even when the derelict mayor dropped a groundhog and she wound up dying from the injuries he caused also got covered up the Parks Dept.

Is it any wonder why this stupid fucking idiot is running for president, or more likely running from the town and the mess he’s made of it. Now he’s suddenly for the “working people” after 6 years of “working” people for big money donations and a career of “working” people to trust him with their votes expecting change and getting hoodwinked.

 

 

Candidate de Blasio is an habitual liar and political hedonist, and if you need evidence of that just check out the header photo above with Mayor re Dacted admiring the overdeveloped skyline in his lousy campaign video. Trying to present to America how successful his leadership has been showing off all those towers that were made possible with his pay to play corruption as it obscures the dystopia and depression of the public housing that he let deteriorate and as the homeless population continues it’s ascension made from the gentrification of towns resulting from and exacerbated because of his fauxgressive and politically favored driven policies and his perpetual distractions, disinterest and now evident ennui in running the city and being an advocate to his constituents.

This is why this dummy is running for president despite the solidarity revulsion and hatred for him. All that criticism is music to his sweet potato filled ears. This is just a typical progression for him. He’s as amoral and lucky as Breaking Bad’s Walter White, being that some freak of nature or in his case idiotic laws enabling graft and corruption that he always winds up unscathed even when he’s being reckless.

 

But it’s probably not going to last seeing that he has a campaign staff of five and he has to go on Zuckerbregs website to beg for a dollar like a bum to get on the debate. Even though the Democrat donkey race is pretty crowded, it’s perhaps fitting that de Blasio has to be the lone jackass in it. He’ll get bored of this too. Especially when he can’t get his donor money fix.

Update:

I took the liberty on the Twitter in order to ultimately prove candidate de Blasio’s unpopularity and repulsiveness once and for all, by putting up a poll having him run against the guy who broke all those LinkNYC kiosks screens with a brick and it’s hilariously unanimous:

Screenshot_2019-05-25 JQ LLC Impunity City on Twitter Which notable New Yorker would you prefer to run for president NYCMay[...]

If the Blaz loses it’s not going to get through his thick skull anyway but it’ll be funny to see how he fails again, especially against a violent mentally unstable person.

ThanksForNothing, Jive Turkeys: Mayor de Blasio Breaks Promise To Remain In N.Y.C., To Sick And Poor Children And Small Businesses And NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Gives A Promotion And Raise To An Ignorant Rape Negating Police Chief.

https://cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bd751ec42c85939ef10e6e2cefba8006.jpgJive turkeys. Go hooray yourselves.

A couple of notable things happened, well a shitload concerning Mayor Mandate, in the short work week concerning some peculiarly fucked up choices de Faustio and the Grand Wazoo of the NYPD O’Neil made.

Starting with the top cop. He just promoted Captain Peter Rose of the 94th Pct. in Greenpoint which covers that town and the obnoxiously overvalued Williamsburg and the ludicrous hipster hyped and gentrifying pandemic invasion town of Bushwick, to Chief Deputy Inspector. This is the guy who has special distinctions and definitions of what being raped is. This guy, his rank elevated for his observant expertise, thinks and announced at a community board meeting that some rapes are better than other serious ones. Who thinks men who know or hook up with women and full on rape them has less severity than the standard deviant, or stranger, who randomly attacks and rapes a woman on the street or a dark alley. Which Inspector Pete refers to as “true stranger rapes”.

Look how in his redefining of rape that he still blames the victim by describing her as a stranger than the attacker who actually is one. Meaning the negative connotation usually to describe a stranger to kids. It sounds more bilious when it’s actually coming from his own face hole.

“If there’s a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards.”

Deputy Inspector Peter Rose. Don’t get raped by strangers, it’s better that you know or date your deviant attacker.

Impunity City here focused on this story way back in January in the first story focusing on the Marginal Victims Unit that has been unofficially sanctioned by the city and the NYPD, when the 94th released two men who dragged a woman into a Call-A-Head in the early evening and violated her and left her crying and injured on the street.

It was after this ghoulish incident that Deputy Inspector Rose gave his ignorant interpretation rapes to residents concerned of the massive in sexual assaults and molestations that his precinct has seen in the past 5 years. The majority of these lurid cases still remain unsolved. Except for the port-a-potty incident, that was clearly decided and was found to be somewhat solved. That one may have been an acquaintance rape than a stranger rape. Because stranger rape is so wrong and abominable. It makes one wonder if Harvey Weinstein or Charlie Rose are planning on getting luxury digs in Northeast Brooklyn, for those guys could thrive as serial acquaintance rapists there. Being that acquaintance rape is more moral in the Inspector Rose book on appropriate consenting sexual relations.

As for the rationale behind this promotion, O’Neil remarked about his stellar career which officially supersedes his dumbass comments and also the nationwide interest of sexual harassment and forced molestation in the industries of entertainment, news and political office committed by men in powerful positions and of legacy in their fields. You know, by acquaintances. The commish also noted his executive accomplishments, which can easily be inferred by the violated woman and anyone with common sense that this particular trait was being utilized to spin the seriousness of the criminal act thus lessening the charge and artificially bring down the crime stats.

The promotion of a guy with such lack of credibility and equally abominable views on the stranger rapes he thinks counts more as a bane on society is alarming and outright moronic.

But in actuality his promotion and even raise does make sense, considering the daily  gaslighting coming from City Hall and the combination of apathy, ennui and fear in the ether of the 5 boroughs. Even though he is more public relations stooge (or agent of the city) than a vaunted police detective.

Funny how he brings up moral standards when he marginalizes violent sexual assault. Now in his new position, who knows how he’ll interpret other serious crimes like, say, shootings, stabbings, robberies and police brutality. What if they fall into the acquaintance bin too, which could be Inspector Pete’s version of The Memory Hole.

But this should not be a surprise and the city’s citizens should be acclimated to this entrenched cronyism by now with the re-election of Mayor Mandate, Bill de Faustio. Although he ordered one of his 20 spokespersons not to condemn this foolish undeserved promotion but to defer and deny responsibility of it, even though the mayor is by city law the boss of the NYPD and under his direction.

Speaking of the Dope From Park Slope and Massachusetts, all of his false progressive policies are turning to shit and having immediate devastating impacts on the constituency as well as his promises, that weren’t worth the shit out his mouth to start with. Recall, if you bothered to see it, that Mayor de Faustio adamantly told Maurice DuBois that he will be totally committed to serve the city and his term once re-elected. I myself tend to take people literally especially with craven habitual liars like William and again he didn’t disappoint validating this site and the people who didn’t vote for him and who didn’t vote, as he has decided to make a tax-payer funded trip to Iowa next week so he can help the Democrat Party persuade voters there to embrace progressive values and ideas. Which he could have done the first time he went there last year if he and Hillary’s DNC gave the endorsement to Bernie Sanders.

Since winning back his job and decreeing a bogus mandate, and getting a symbolic reprieve as his bubby Jona Rechnitz’s pal and crooked jail union head Norman Seabrook case wound up in a mistrial, with this pointless trip he will have spent two weeks in the first month of his second term away from the city, blatantly going back on his word to stay local and foolishly pursuing national attention.

It’s best to let da mayor explain and justify his lies via the digital platform he used also to justify his use of taxpayer money to pay his lawyers and his non-admission of big money donors influencing his civic policies and public services:

The fights I will take on going forward will have a common element: They will be about protecting the interests of New York and New Yorkers.

That is equally true of another cause near and dear to my heart: rejuvenating the Democratic Party.

My view of how the Party needs t‎o change is deeply based on my ideological beliefs. But my view is fundamentally pragmatic: the Party, as currently organized, simply can’t win often enough and in the places it should. And that has huge ramifications for New York City.

And I for one will devote ample time to Democratic efforts to win back the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2018. But as recent elections in New Jersey, Washington State and Virginia have shown us, change can come rapidly in state capitals if Democratic voters are organized and mobilized.‎ Those changes, state by state, will ultimately have a profound impact on us here in New York City — most notably in the makeup of the next Congress. In New York State alone, estimates are that Democrats would pick up three to four more seats in the House if fair district lines were drawn. That can’t happen with a Republican-controlled State Senate in Albany.

Not only did he outright lie about his priority job one as Mayor of New York, he is obviously looking to go national and bail on the 5 borough.

So what 8% of the registered voters got instead of a devoted public servant is a guy who is a DNC fundraiser and establishment toady, shill and delusional candidate for national office. Which going by his CONY slush fund operation in city hall, is the only thing he is skilled at, soliciting money and promoting himself and the party. He is taking his mandate on the road with him and using it to boost his profile to people who are not interested in him or even trust him. This almost sounds like the role he played in his jaunt to Germany a day after a cop got shot and killed on the street in the Bronx.

There is not much info on Progress Iowa at all, but it’s clear that they have shitty judgement to invite this corrupt mayor of your city and make him the keynote speaker of their fundraiser.

It should not be perplexing why he’s going Iowa for what looks like a bogus self-flagellating liberal pizza party. It’s clear that selling himself as some sort of concocted national figure with a watered-down agenda has been his Plan B to escape from New York and a frustrated pissed-off constituency.

And it’s also a good way to avoid scrutiny from the press he defiantly loathes for a little while. For he is surely aware of the burgeoning scandal involving the NYCHA lead inspection deception, breaking a promise to a voter and angered mother whose son is going through debilitating mental development dwelling in their toxic home.

On the subject of the continuing poisoning of NYCHA apartments and the deliberate falsifying of inspections, that may have been de Faustio’s plan all along. As it looks now that he is micromanaging the projects and other civic services like Hillary took total control of the DNC to solidify her nomination.

Like what’s going on in Queens involving the two biggest transportation arteries on Cross Bay, Woodhaven and Queens Boulevards. The installation and activation of the Select Bus Service bus lane on Woodhaven Blvd. is now causing massive traffic congestion and the underutilized space hogging bike lanes on Queens Blvd are now becoming detrimental to businesses that rely on driving customers to patronize their stores, markets and restaurants, and trucks to deliver their products. SBS, the stupid bullshit service, is also having a similar effect suffocating businesses on Cross Bay Blvd. All in the name of Vision Zero with a touch of arbitrary finagling and social engineering resulting in economic and societal chaos.

And like the vindicktive move he pulled a few days before the holiday when the chief judge from the Criminal and Family courts nominated attorney Daniel Horowitz for am advisory panel seat, only to be shot down by Mayor Mandate because he sued him and his 501 (c) (4) Campaign For One New York when de Faustio refused a subpeona into the slush funds records regarding illicit lobbying from the loathsome agents of the city. This classless stunt is just as egregious and stupid as Trump’s sacking of Comey.

Although the promotion of the rape expert Rose was blithely announced by O’Neil, the way it was handled resembles the sleazy controlling style of de Faustio, despite his spokes minion denying his influence in the department under his purview and direction. His tainted fingers might be influencing the rigmarole involving Ramarley Graham’s mother trying to get records of two NYPD sergeants at the scene of her son’s shooting death by a overzealous cop, which involved an amateurishly sloppy cover-up of the incident.

This guy, this confirmed part-time mayor, full-time huckster and change double agent is going to trek to Iowa and extol about progressive values and suggest what candidates to back (To all those being groomed for office, when you see this doofus, run run away). This guy is going to rail against Figurehead Trump when he is just the neoliberal version. This guy is going to stand there and condemn the one percent while he still is subservient to his real estate titan donors that are dividing your city, causing an affordability crisis, wealth disparity and destroying small businesses and displacing thousands from their neighborhoods. These are the new fucking Trumps.

Let this be the true definition once and for all about this inveterate liar. This is what his fake mandate consists of. In fact he has been running on a demented mandate since day one.

And when he campaigned that this is your city, he was talking about himself. His city. And he’s got his phantom mandate to prove it.

Shola Olayote: NYCHA’s Replicant Chief And Wolf In Fox Clothing

https://static.politico.com/dims4/default/07a3ec6/2147483647/resize/1160x%3E/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.politico.com%2Fcapny%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fa%20-%20shola%20.pngPartners in lying, and cultivating environmental hazard conditions and damaging child development.

New York, N.Y.

Shola Olatoye, the commissioner of NYCHA, the real affordable housing program, has been exposed of lying to the city and federal officials for the avoidance of mandatory lead testing in various project apartment buildings and the obfuscation of information about the status of the inspections.

In the last 3 years since appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and optimistically promising accountability and better service for the 400,000 tenants of the buildings in an op-ed in the NY Daily News, she compromised the safety of them by being willfully deceitful along with her deputy staffers in a conspiracy of obfuscation and neglect.

And now it includes the recently re-elected mandate claiming mayor. For after initially acknowledging the damning D.O.I. report for the egregious behavior and his unwavering support for his appointed commissioner delivered through the mouth of one of his numerous spokespersons since he is currently on paid leave in Connecticut with his wife, his spokesperson cavalierly revealed that the mayor previously knew all along that Commissioner Shola and her NYCHA underlings avoided their responsibilities and lied to H.U.D. about their mandatory appointed duty to their tenants.

For with this vile discrepancy, Shola lied to the federal agency and was aided and abetted by the Mayor of New York City when she sent in a form which she notarized certifying that inspections went on as scheduled. Fostering and continuing decades of systemic futility of the federal, state and local government funded program to help the under-payed and unprivileged with safe secure homes.

More importantly, a vast majority of apartments remain dilapidated, in disrepair and toxic. In addition to the lead contaminated paint remaining and chipping off the walls, there are other perpetual problems of rodent and roach infestations, broken door buzzers, understaffed or lousy security personnel, broken elevators and smoke detectors, widespread growing mold, and strangers loitering in the halls, staircases and playgrounds, ranging from drug dealers to homeless and the other casualty of lousy, indifferent and fraudulent inspection reports, the perpetual leaking roofs.

This is not some forgetful bullshit that got bandied about during the Rivington House deed lifting and property plunder conspired by appointed officials and craven lobbyists and developer donors to the mayor. This shit happened with people already living in these wasting buildings and with the shitty conditions that come with it.

There are reasons for this quite obvious willful and criminal indifference once you consider the actual programs the supposed clueless commissioner and her amoral boss mayor were more concerned with. The Mayor and Shola’s offices made sure the proper repairs went down for 3 project buildings when a private real estate consortium took control of housing project for privatization, betraying the feigned promise Shola made to the public about these certain groups that private interest will go to fund all repairs all of the buildings.

And of course there is the ghoulish plan to bulldoze over a playground to build a taller luxury tower in front of the Holmes Houses for the benefit of a developer donor to Mayor de Faustio. This awful century lease was doled immediately after the mayor had his case dismissed for his  pay-to-play 501 (c) (4) he ran in his City Hall office, more commonly and notoriously known as the Campaign for One New York (Shhh!).

Shola Olatoye really comes off like the definitive corporate tool. A yes woman. Her delivery when she explains and describes these plans is robotic. She’s basically a replicant for the agency and the corporate interests. With the blatant, brazen way she lies and fraudulently signed about bogus inspections is reminiscent of that corrupt soulless murderous counselor Karen Crowder arranging to put a hit on a whistle-blower who discovered toxicity in a her employer corporation’s weed killer from the movie Michael Clayton.

Ultimately, she is the classic idiom of the fox in the hen house, or in this case houses. But more a shifty wolf in fox’s clothing.

This mendacious scandal also proves how the oft-described pragmatic yet immoral de Faustio is no different than any of the slumlords recently convicted, fined and put on Letitia James’ Hot 100 list since he has basically used the same tactics and the agency’s sordid history to keep NYCHA underfunded in contrast to his long bullshit plan to preserve affordable housing. He is also proving that he’s no different and a carbon copy neoliberal version of his reason for winning re-election, Donald Trump, by having his aides gaslight reporters with denials and considering firing the guy who’s investigating him.

And like Figurehead Trump, also for his continued contempt for and passive aggressive mild repression of the press corps. For the day after the breaking news of Commissioner Olatoye’s deception, she was spotted walking to a fancy restaurant with a uniformed NYPD officer by her side.

This picture might come back to haunt her because of her unconscionable, enabled egregious decision, the next time she gets an armed escort like this it will be two armed men or women in suits holding her arms with cuffs on her wrists. Because this stooge broke the law with her deception. Federal law. Because as law professor from Fordham U. noted about the legality of this:

Under federal law, a knowing and willful false statement to the government is a felony that carries up to five years prison.

Fordham University law professor Jim Cohen called Olatoye’s conduct “clearly a false statement within the meaning of the statute,” and put the odds at “better than 50-50” she’d face charges.

“This is sort of ready-made,” Cohen said of a potential case.

NY Post

While a glut of elected officials, by Public Advocate and in the near future mayor Letitia James and even some liberal and fauxgressive City Council people are demanding Shola to step the fuck down, the Mayor they all endorsed is standing behind her and supporting her still, and hilariously accusing outraged officials of political ambition (more odious Trump-like projection and hypocrisy) probably on the scant hope that his heinous good luck evading indictments will rub off on her.

Even if, this will not even be bittersweet, for the cost of the inevitable class action suit will be astronomical and will be added to the monstrous debt the NYCHA agency already accrued after almost a half-century of willful neglect and indifference from the organization’s administrative offices to city hall, the state house and naturally the federal government. And this will get even worse with that idiot savant Ben Carson running HUD and Trump’s daughter-in-law’s party planner running the east coast division of the housing dept.

Which will leave NYCHA truly vulnerable for privatization and to all involved in the Gentrification Industrial Complex. So if anything does get finally fixed or even marginally improved, and if there is more of effort to curb crime on the projects, the original and future lower income tenants will unable to reap the benefits of this long standing program and even the right to have a roof over your head if you have the economic means to make the rent. It will also probably mean a much longer wait than there already is now to get an apartment there. But with the encroaching and plundering budget plan on its way, there might not be any programs like section 8 or rent stabilization at all.

And there won’t be any help for the kids and adults poisoned from Olatoye’s and de Faustio’s brazen obfuscations.

This is not going to end well at all for the working poor and even the shrinking middle class. But if these two don’t get indicted for their illegal acts, it won’t end well for even society and justice for all. All at the bottom that is. Unless justice is finally meted out, if any still exists, and arrest warrants will be thrust upon this diabolical duo and her two recent aides forced to resign in a lame effort of optical reactive measures.