Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Another Politician's Non-Profit in Corruption Probe:UPDATE
The Bronx News Network reports that yet another non-profit pet of an elected official -- this time Assemblyman Peter Rivera -- is involved in a corruption probe. David Griffiths, the Executive Director of Neighborhood Enhancement for Training Services, Inc., is being charged with "making false statements in connection with a grand jury proceeding, obstructing justice, and mail fraud in connection with an application to obtain a state grant." The story also reports that the nonprofit "received almost all of its income from an unnamed "certain member of the Assembly" between 2003 and 2007." Of course, that Assemblyman is Peter Rivera. Haven't we seen this many times before? Ironically, this earlier posting talks about Peter Rivera's service on the Governor's transition team and the possibility that he may be joining the administration. UPDATE: Here is another story on this unfolding scandal from the Village Voice entitled Bronx Corruption Bust: Assemblyman Peter Rivera Ally Charged. And a recent story from the New York Post entitled Rivera's Pork Store.