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Friday, June 22, 2012

Engel in Hot Water on Personal Loan


The Daily News reports that Congressman Eliot Engel has failed to provide full disclosure about a large personal loan he received from a campaign contributor.  Engel borrowed between $100,000 to $250,000 from a long-time political contributor to buy a Bronx apartment.

38 comments:

  1. Why can't these politicians just behave like normal, honest people?

    And remember that although Represenative Engel keeps an apartment in Riverdale, his real residence is the house that he lives in with his family in Potomac, Maryland.

    Here's how the Daily News reported it in 2009:


    Daily News
    Friday, March 13th 2009

    BRONX REP. ELIOT ENGEL CALLS MARYLAND HOME FOR TAX BREAK

    Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel may call himself a life-long Bronx resident, but he has also called Maryland his primary residence for years to get a local tax break that state officials have just squashed.

    Engel, who rents an apartment back in his district, also owns a $1 million house with his wife in the well-off Washington suburb of Potomac, Md. - a property that has been afforded $7,000 in tax breaks since he bought it in 1993, The Associated Press reported.

    To get the state and county paybacks, he had to list the property as his primary residence on county tax records - running afoul of Maryland tax collectors.

    Engel insists he's just trying to play by the rules.

    "My house is currently classified as 'nonowner-occupied.' I have never asked for any special privileges for being a congressman," he said.

    A county tax official said Engel won't have to pay back the $7,000.

    READ MORE: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2009/03/13/2009-03-13_bronx_rep_eliot_engel_calls_maryland_hom.html

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    1. J.R. Dobbs is BishopJune 22, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      I thought his residency was the corner edge of the pew waiting to shake the Presidents hand....Isn't that the address on his petitions?

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    2. I think Engel had what's called a congressional lobotomy

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  2. So it looks like the Honorable gentleman from Maryland may not be so honorable.

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  3. I'm not surprised. It seems like every month there's another New York elected official under suspicion of some kind of wrongdoing.

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    1. it's always about money

      $$$$$$$$$$$ !!!

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  4. Yes, another Bronx lawmaker is in hot water. So what's new?

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    1. they all do this kind of dirty shit!!!

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    2. It's part of a string of activities discordant with the image that this rank-and-file Congressman tries to project.

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  5. seems like he is a tumor on congress

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  6. Stop compaining. Just vote AGAINST Eliot L. Engel if you don't like what he does.

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    1. It's not easy at all to mount a successful campaign against an incumbent congressman.

      Our electoral system is nominally open to all and yet, in practice, tightly controlled by the two political parties.

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  7. If you dig a bit on Google, you will find out a lot more about the entanglements of Congressman Engel and his longtime friend and backer Harry Bajraktari.

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  8. This undercuts the little confidence I had left in this carpetbagging politician.

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    1. But don't the local newspapers treat him like he is an esteemed member of congress???

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  9. Sounds like Mr. Engel has a pattern of being, how you say, Less Than Forthcoming ??

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  10. If you go to Congressman Engel's website, you will see that there is not much depth to his legislative record. The guy is just coasting along and does nothing particulary well or special in the House of Representatives. See for yourself: http://engel.house.gov/

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    1. That's why nobody in DC with any real power gives a peon like Eliot Engel the time of day.

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    2. I looked at his site and there is nothing original about the guy. After two decades of service, he is still something of a nonentity.

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  11. Today, primary day is your chance to vote against this awful politician who doesn't even live in the state.

    Go vote!

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  12. He still refuses to disclose details of the loan

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  13. Engel has been in Congress for almost TWENTY YEARS. Enough already ... it's not a lifetime post! There are plenty of younger people deserving of a chance to make their mark.

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    1. Wake up voters! You have the power to say adios to this career politician.

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  14. SHOCKER: Eliot Engel is a disappointing nobody on Capitol Hill

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  15. Clearly, this guy is taking the voters for granted.

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  16. ask gifford miller about engel

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  17. That congressman is Damaged Goods.

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  18. Representative Engel looks like the late Spanish polo player the 14th Duke of Pe├▒aranda de Duero.

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  19. What about Iraq??

    Let's not forget that in the run-up to the Iraq War, Congressman Engel voted in favor of President George W. Bush's request for authorization for the use of force in Iraq.

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  20. Ha. Ha. The elections board just certified a 1,086-vote Rangel win.

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  21. Isn't it time for Engel to remove his campaign sign from the shoulder of Pinebrook Blvd up here in New Rochelle ???

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  22. When it comes to fighting the power of incumbency, I recall this quote:


    "If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal." ~Emma Goldman

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  23. a mediocre congressman at best!

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    1. with his priorities totally off-kilter ...

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  24. As the old saying goes, where there is smoke there is fire.

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