NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bob from Manhattan's ethics problems

via the NYTimes we get this great statement from June O'Neill, who regardless of if Bob has heard of her hits him pretty hard on issues that have plagued Fossella;

In a blistering statement on Thursday, June O’Neill, the chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, questioned Mr. Straniere’s leadership ability “in light of accusations that he lied to employers, stole from his clients and business partners and used company money for personal expenses.”

Specifically, Ms. O’Neill referred to a suit in 1982 against Mr. Straniere from his former law partner. The partner accused the former Assemblyman of using nearly $40,000 in the law firm’s money to pay of personal debts, including country club dues, New York Jets season tickers and other expenses.

“It is impossible to believe that Mr. Straniere, whose behavior has led him to be fired from numerous positions, is qualified to serve as a member of the United States Congress,” Ms. O’Neill said, in a statement. “New Yorkers in the 13th district deserve a leader with more integrity someone they can trust to stand up for them.”

Remember Monilari has already called out Bob Straniere for his ethical lapses;

"Two words that strike me: Ethics and morality," said Molinari. "There have been so many questions raised about ethics in government over the last few months, the last thing we could have expected is to see someone put up for office with serious ethical concerns. That's mystifying."

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