In the year 2013, all of MDC comments and predictions on Battery Park City were highly accurate. The Battery Park City Authority has exploded from the top down. Bill Thompson left to run for NYC Mayor, along with Gayle Horiwitz.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE November 10th
Thank you to BatteryPArktv for the breaking news; “as always.”
Sources close to BPCA told BatteryPark.TV that Leticia Remauro’s departure was part of a mass firing of 19 other BPCA employees. Our source believes that BPCA Chairman, Bill Thomson, former comptroller for New York City, is grooming his reputation before he runs for Mayor in 2013. Under his watch as comptroller, the CityTime fraud scandal occurred, and showing the ability to make budget cuts at the BPCA will help any image of Bill Thomson as being a poor watchdog of city money.
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MDC says this group, “THE BPCA or Battery Park City Authority, needs to be dismantled.” What is the benefit being separate from NYC ? Seems the political appointed organization still is running the fraud. After Gill and Cavanaugh both left pleading the 5th when they should be sent to jail for GRAND LARCENY. The lovely residents in BPC now have Horwitz and Thompson. NOT one board person is a resident of the local area, but the residents ALLOW the major decisions to be handled by these CLOWNS because it’s all politically appointed? Why would a mayor wannabe and his staff ;Want to assist in the growth of this area if they don’t even reside in the area. It’s all about GREED AND MONEY……MDC encourages the residents of this area to RISE UP !!
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New York Inspector General’s office, CLICK HERE
After interviewing 16 witnesses under oath and reviewing thousands of documents, the New York State Inspector General Joseph Fisch released an investigative report accusing the Battery Park City Authority of “squandering” close to $350,000 on parties, lunches, picnics, and gifts.
The Inspector General said that he “received a complaint which alleged ‘fraud and corruption’ at the Battery Park City Authority involving then-Chairman James Gill, then-President James Cavanaugh, Vice President of Human Resources Robert Holden, and Senior Vice President of Operations Wilson Kimball.”
Other accusations listed in the Inspector General’s report as:
According to the complaint, Cavanaugh was romantically involved with a subordinate, Wilson Kimball, and, as a result of this relationship, she received undue perks. In addition, it was alleged that “no one crosse[d]” Kimball “because any slight gets taken directly to Cavanaugh.”
It was alleged that the Authority provided Gill a vehicle and a driver to which he was not entitled and hid the expenses. In addition, it was alleged that Gill hired a friend’s consulting firm which failed to earn its substantial fees.
Other allegations included: the dismissal of the Authority’s Controller contrary to written policies; a retaliatory termination of a “manager” for documenting a complain concerning Cavanaugh, Kimball, and Holden; and, the “white wash[ing]” of an investigation by the Vice President of Internal Audit, Lisa Miller, at Cavanaugh’s direction.
Gill resigned earlier this year as chairman, and Cavanaugh retired as CEO of the Battery Park City Authority last month. (November 2010)
Inspector general says—
They allegations include the hiring of unqualified, Republican-connected employees, the awarding of questionable consulting contracts to friends of authority officials, questionable contribution of authority funds to charities favored by board members, and the misuse of authority cars and “chauffeurs” for personal purposes.
“I have been told there are many serious problems there,” a former top Battery Park official told The Post.
(source is NY POST)
JAMES ASSHOLE LIAR CAVANAUGH SAID ONLINE 3/13/11 !!!
This rating is false and spurious, in that it lists allegations while failing to note that virtually all of them were dismissed in the actual report. In reality the report found not a single violation of any law, policy, or regulation by anyone at the Battery Park City Authority. The report was considered by the Authority’s Board of Directors, whose official response reads in part “The members have appropriately considered whether they have been manifestations of the alleged conduct … the members have found no such manifestation.”
MDC RESPONDED TO HIS POST!!
JAMES CAVANAUGH is a PIECE OF SHIT. He should be in JAIL and charged with GRAND LARCENY— A FELONY!!
This guy and his team destroyed this area. they never lived here, but punished owners with fees and contracts and money allocated.
The members he said—- haha!!! YOU PIECE OF CRAP!!! Why plea the 5th ???? LIAR !!!
Why leave a cushy spot if you didn’t cheat!!!
To view the Inspector General Report that highlights the SCATHING ABUSE,
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We do not forgive
We do not forget