After taking two weeks off from the Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera beat to cover to the then-emerging ‘Gropez’ scandal and the two presidential national convention, the Post has returned with a vengeance. The Post’s intrepid Candice Giove writes:
The Bronx assemblywoman with the sexy, secret Facebook page — who is already facing probes for getting two lovers government jobs — also kept her rapper son on the taxpayer-funded payroll, The Post has learned.
Records show GianCarlo Fret, 29 — who raps as “GC” and is pictured double-fisting vodka bottles on social-media pages — raked in tens of thousands of dollars in government and campaign jobs, including:
* $22,335 as a “student assistant” at the state Department of State in 2008 and part of 2009, while it was run by Lorraine Cortez Vazquez, a former president of the politically connected Hispanic Federation and ex-board member of his mother’s charity, the Bronx Council for Economic Development.
The Post reports that GianCarlo previous picked up paychecks as a City Council aide to family ally Council Member Maria Baez (2006), a temp at the Bronx of Elections (2004-06) where his mom once headed, and paid campaign work with his grandfather, Assemblyman Jose Rivera (2007), and with his mother (2006).
Back in 2008, the Bronx Rainbow Rebels ousted Naomi’s father, Assemblyman Jose Rivera because his leadership had among other things devolved into a “friends and family” plan.
Assemblywoman Rivera withheld comment on this latest revelation and claims she is the victim of a “media” vendetta.
Stayed tuned to see what else this latest loose string unravels.