Tag Archives: Naomi Rivera

Michael Benjamin calls for an end to member items to clean up Albany | City & State

  Florence + the Machine’s hit song “Dog Days Are Over” seems an apt soundtrack for the hidden and unspoken abuses afflicting Albany. The dog days are over/The dog days are done The horses are coming/So you better run. The … Continue reading

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Queens State Sen. Shirley Huntley and Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, saddled by legal troubles, tumble in Democratic primaries – NYDN

As the song says, “two out of three ain’t bad.” Voters in the Bronx and Queens ousted incumbent legislators, Naomi Rivera and Shirley Huntley, who were accused of nepotism and misuse of state funds. The third legislator who is under federal indictment, … Continue reading

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NY Post EXCLUSIVE: Bx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera put son on payroll, too

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 … Continue reading

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Nonprofit nightmares

I thought you’d like to read “Nonprofit nightmares” at NYPOST.com. The new spate of political scandals in Albany highlights yet again the unseemly relations between pols and community nonprofits,which abound across the state. The charges against state Sen. Shirley Huntley center … Continue reading

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Twi$ted web of political nonprofits in Bx. – NYPOST.com

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”  Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart Thus seems the case, now that news organizations are poking around the improprieties allegedly committed by Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera. The … Continue reading

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NY Post: State ethics panel now investigating Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera

From today’s NY Post: Soon, the only agency that won’t be investigating Naomi Rivera will be Interpol. The powerful State Joint Commission on Public Ethics yesterday joined the growing list of probers looking into claims that the Bronx assemblywoman put … Continue reading

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Naomi Rivera target of FBI investigation

According to the NY Post, Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera now has the feds after her. “The FBI is investigating claims that the scandal-scarred Bronx assemblywoman hired her unqualified then-lover to run her taxpayer-funded nonprofit, and used the charity as her personal … Continue reading

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NY Post: Probe targets Rivera’s boyfriend’s seemingly impossible hours

The NY Post is keeping up its drumbeat coverage of the alleged convergence of Bronx Assemblyman Naomi Rivera’s love life and the public payroll. Candice Giove of the Post reports Over 10 consecutive September school days at the start of … Continue reading

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State attorney general and Bronx district attorney launch probes into Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera – NYPOST.com

As expected law enforcement agencies are looking into allegations that Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera arranged jobs for former boyfriends in her legislative office and at a nonprofit she controlled. The NY Post reported: Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera is being investigated by both … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera hired unqualified boytoy to run her nonprofit, which she used as her personal piggy bank – NYPOST.com

    The NY Post has another expose showing that from 2006 until 2010 Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera placed her-then boyfriend in charge of a nonprofit agency she controlled.   The boyfriend, Vincent Pinela, provided the Post with documents and … Continue reading

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