Friday, January 9, 2015

City employees questioned by federal agents (with names)


Demolition of King Street
Sources confirmed that the FBI and the Environmental Protection Agency questioned a number of city employees Friday, some at City Hall and some at their homes.
According to sources, those questioned include Andrew Peterson, who works in the Planning Department, Carlo Soriento, who works in the Code Department, a female in the Assessor’s Office and investigators went to Code Enforcement Officer Mark Lawler’s North Greenbush home to ask him questions.
GARRETT
Part of Peterson's job is working as executive secretary of the Troy Planning Commission and the Zoning Board.
Both federal agencies have questioned former City Engineer Russ Reeves about two controversial demolition projects, one on King Street and one at the King Fuels site. Reeves resigned his position shortly after Fire Chief Tom Garrett ordered the demolition of the King Street buildings, which are owned by attorney Don Boyajian, while Reeves was on vacation. Reeves had previously refused to grant an emergency demolition for the long-vacant buildings.
State and federal agencies then discovered they were demolished prior to the abatement of asbestos.  

Based on the long, sordid history of the two projects, it does not appear those questioned by federal agents on Friday are the target of the investigation. Rather, they would be called upon to simply give information.
ROSAMILIA
Demolition at the King Fuels site was suspended when a main gas line was nearly ruptured. It was later discovered the company doing the demolition failed to follow an engineer-approved plan to demolish the buildings and asbestos was found littered throughout the site.
The city Council also began its own investigation that consisted of a number of city officials – including Mayor Lou Rosamilia, Garrett and Reeves - and private individuals publicly answering questions during six hearings. The Council also asked pointed questions about the decision for City Hall to shutter 51 Third St. for lack of a certificate of occupancy even though the building had been used for years as place for performance art-type programming.
It's unclear who else, if anyone else, was questioned on Friday.
More information on this developing story as it becomes available.

 

 

88 comments:

  1. The FBI is a no nonsense outfit. The guilty should be very worried, its their time to pay the piper! No more hick town politics, Troy needs a good douching of all this political bs.

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  2. Ok, IT'S TIME TO GET A NEW PHOTO OF THE MAYOR. It has become cruel.

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  3. I bet Dunne left a trail of poo, literally and figuratively on his way out of City Hall today. The stench is still in the air.,

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    1. He left to hide under his bed sheets around noon

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  4. Wa chu gonna do when they come 4u

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  5. Who directed or ordered the DPW employee to deliver the barricades early in the morning before it was decided to declare an emergency demolition ?
    Why did it become an emergency only after Reeves was out of town ?
    Who benefited and how much ?

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    1. Bill Chamberlain

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    2. Chamberlain seen tanning on lunch.

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    3. He does what he's told ok

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    4. Free tans in whinerville

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  6. Kent '' Flounder" Dorfman THIS IS GONNA BE GREAT!!!!

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  7. Why aren't they naming everyone? What female in the Assessors office. The Assessor herself ? Or Peterson's girlfriend(sorry Mrs.Peterson)

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  8. Yawn. Slow times at the FBI if they're still messing around with this.

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  9. Why does Mr Lawlor and Mr Peterson both live outside the city but work for the city? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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    1. Because Chamberlain said they could.French too.He complains about chickens in his neck of the woods according to North Greenbush officials.

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    2. You can't say Mr Lawlor works for the city.. He spends most of his time at his house in Wynantskill.

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    3. Or at the local bar. He could at least put a work order request in for the potholes all in front of Valentis get fixed while he's in the area...just sayin'

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    4. Someone would have to call it in... According to Mr Lawlor, he is an "on-call" employee who doesn't have to leave his house unless some one calls. City of Troy taxpayers must love their tax dollars being spent on his salary and overtime. He doesn't care if the residents taxes go up, he doesn't have to pay them. NG takes care of him with tax breaks.

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  10. Do any of these people actually live in Troy?

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  11. Whose petersons gf?

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  12. The assessors employee was never questioned about demos. They were just curious to the last time she ate. Why everyone on facebook says she's rude and how green island is to live

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  13. No comments from ace today.

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    1. He heard if he says anything someone is going to whack him in the head with a log

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  14. How bout the roher interview that occurred yesterday in Montgomery county

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  15. Tutunjian mcgrath 2016. Bullet vote to the top baby.

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    1. Idiots, both of them

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    2. one brains are fried junkie and another one weird science experiment
      bullet proof glass in his house for what
      like judge pulver said you cant make this shit up

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  16. City hall jonothan taylor Thomas?

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  17. Skinny cam from modern family more like it

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  18. As Holmes would say:
    It's elementary Watson. An act of opportunity as the city engineer is out of town, and had already said no to the proposed demolition; and an act of greed as someone in a position to make this action happen was enriched, or as they say...paid off. The question Watson is not so how much was paid, but who paid it and that Watson is a purely logical deduction. Who had the most to gain ?

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  19. HUMMM ASSESSORS OFFICE -- WAS SOMEONE CHANGING THEM - LOWERING ASSESSMENTS TO LOWER THEIR OWN TAXES -- TO BENEFIT THEMSELVES OR IDA/LDC MEMBERS OR THEIR BUSINESSES ---- HUMMM TIME WILL TELL -- AND WHY DID THE LDC SELL THEIR PROPERTY TO THE IDA -- HUMMMMM MORE PILOT BENEFITS??

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    1. Time to look up the City assessor website and type names in and link the connections

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    2. Alot of political friends and family have lower assessments than everyone, just an fyi

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  20. Will they visit city enginerr in colonie. Dire wolf creshik in north greenbush. Operations and solid waste coordinator in wynantskill assessors bell in green island. Monica of troy in halfmoon. Joe maz in brunswick city hall guard in east greenbush. What about chamberlains new hire up in wynantskill?

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    1. Or Chamberlain in Wynantskill or the rest of them in Wynantskill. And nobody sees an issue with residency.

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    2. Or mattice in gloversville

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    3. Or Grafton or Lou's favorite from Latham

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    4. Or code and assessors employees in glenville

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    5. Code managers wife that works in personnel actually helped a married couple employed by the City move out of Troy

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    6. She even helped them with painting their house to get them ready for their house warming party that all city employees will be invited to.

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    7. Let me guess...because they are all related

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    8. Might want to check ancestry.com for that one. You may be part of the familia as well.

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  21. You need to ask Tony Dawson about getting benefits from LDC and IDA while serving.

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    1. He's from south troy, he's a part of the familia

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    2. Tape reveals Casales do go down to the King Fuels site more than they should be.

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  22. See what voting Row A has gotten us? Voter fraud, indictments, trials, embarrassing headlines, out of control crime, FBI/EPA investigations, sexual harrassment charges, and fiscal stupidity. Maybe Tonya was on to something.

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    1. It's much better having Uncle Fester as our DA, hiring low level retail workers to top positions making $60-$78K because they're related to the Republican BOE Commissioner. Can't wait for the first fuckup! You know it's coming. Get ready for Trish D'Angelis 2.0 baby

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    2. Harding? We should have hit them with Kens hockey stick?

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  23. The real story is who did they not talk too. There the ones in trouble.

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    1. Not if they were participants.

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  24. Dunn, da Dunn Dunn, ------------Dunnnnnnnnnn!

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  25. Lawler was seen with his head on Carlo's shoulder, as the scanned the new iZod catalog. Peterson was later seen exiting Christine H's car, covered with shrimp paste. Additional shrimp paste was spotted on Dunnes favorite sweater vest. All while Prince High tops sits in his spacious office, wishing the windows would open.

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    1. That is great

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    2. Did george Rodgers supply the shrimp paste?

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    3. Everyone knows shrimp paste goes good with fresh milk

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    4. and ice cream!

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    5. Kathy Jimino does like her seafood.

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  26. Who ordered the building to be demolished on what authority? Beyond that its he said she said. They made me do it! The guy that ordered the demo is the guy that has the problem.

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    1. It is pretty clear Dunne, Kreshnik and Chamberlain all had their hands in this

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  27. All The FBI Has to do is Grab Sondra she will tell them what's what rite Andrew

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  28. you knock down a couple of shit-hole buildings and the fbi is investigating? make it a parking lot already and move on.. ridiculous..

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  29. if anyone has worked with Troy CODE, then one knows how horribly mismanaged the office is. You have employee(s) who do not follow up on violations, nepstoism, open cases/violations that do not get addressed for months or years, a high ranking city official who is also a landlord get away with having low income tenants live in abysamal conditions and is not cited, violations that do not get mailed out in a timely manner ensuring that a landlord has even more time to not fix the apartment leaving the tenant who is often low income in limbo. If DSS is paying for people to move into apartments and CODE inspects it, why do the same housing problems arise repeatedly wifh the same landlord? Some CODE officers have the attitude that it's the tenants fault who oftentimes is low income so they don't feel the landlord should have to fix things in the apartment. Is this the attitude we want from city employees? You have CODE officers who do not follow up on violations, employees that are drug addicts driving around daily in city cars, it's like frat house antics in that department. As a resident and employee in Troy, is this what my tax dollars are paying for? Who is overseeing this department? Where are the drug tests to ensure city residents don't get hurt by substance using employees? Where is the diversity in the department? Where are the timely reinspections?

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    1. would that high ranking city official be the Fire Chief?

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    2. What is nepstoism? Have another drink, dumbass

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    3. What he or she just said is right on. Bring on the random drug tests and criminal background checks and give the results to Lou.

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    4. Didn't a guy get caught with drugs and threaten to turn in one of the highest ranking officials in the last administration if anything was done to him? LOL That guy went on to greater political rewards.

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    5. You hit the nail on the head with the Official that owns all the crappy apartments.

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    6. So code sometimes says it's the "tenant's fault"? Are you f*cking serious? These same tenants are moved from DSS to a new apartment after they ruin the one they were in. Are there scumbag landlords? Absolutely. Are there "low income" tenants that are lazy slobs? Absolutely. So code is responsible for the fact that people in Troy now feel entitled to free everything? Good try, the administration is incompetent, corrupt and democrat. But it's codes fault. Get a grip.

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    7. How about code doing political hits for the last administration and for some one in the planning dept this administration
      It should be in the Charter if these things happen its immediate dismissal gone

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  30. Ever wonder why the Fire Department stopped doing building inspections????

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    1. Troy Fire Dept never inspected buildings, CSEA would not allow it.

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  31. I know I know because the Fire chief owns over 100 properties on Troy

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    1. You think he would buy his own car to run around in and get off our gas bill! Do they send him a 1099 for his personal use?

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    2. The only fire chief in the country that gets paid over time!

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  32. Noose getting tighter, and the rats start going deeper into their holes. No more Houdini magic. Time to pay the piper.

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  33. And casale still going down to the king fuels site cleaning things up early weekend mornings.

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    1. That project has been stopped. They are working on their own site, has nothing to do with the City.

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    2. OK Bill Dunne

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    3. Dunne your done

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    4. Why are they going down congress street so early in the morning with concrete and wood and trees in the big truck?

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  34. And what site might that be. What new bullshit deal did the city of Troy make with them this time.

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    1. Ask his cousin who is another contractor with the city

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  35. Some serious overtime payments to Garrett and Hayner For lying under oath during the council hearings. Do the federales get to reclaim this money?

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    1. I think the Feds get arrests for perjury that's what they will get

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