Wednesday, June 10, 2015

(UPDATED) THA Commissioner Paul Moses arrested for welfare fraud


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Paul Moses, a tenant commissioner on the Troy Housing Authority Board of Directors, was arrested this morning on three felonies related to not reporting income and collecting social services benefits.
After an investigation headed up by the state Inspector General’s Office with assistance from the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department and the THA, Moses was arrested at Bradley’s Tavern, a bar on Fourth Street where he worked off the books.
He faces the felonies of welfare fraud, grand larceny and filing false instruments. According to sources, Moses, 58, was on Medicaid, which is health care reserved for only the income eligible, food stamps and he lives in the Taylor Apartments of the THA, where rent is based on reported income and is often subsidized by the federal government.
His future as a tenant commissioner on the THA board is uncertain as is his eligibility to continue living at the THA. Tennant commissioners are elected by THA residents and serve two-year terms. The other five members of the board serve five-year terms and are appointed by the mayor.
If it is proven that Moses was working under the table at Bradley’s, the bar owner could be in trouble too for things like tax evasion. Sources say the owner is cooperating with the investigation, which is ongoing.

Here is a link to the Inspector General's press release. http://ig.ny.gov/pdfs/MosesPR6-10-15.pdf

According to Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott, Moses allegedly defrauded the state out of nearly $50,000 over a nine year period. According to her welfare fraud investigators, he allegedly accepted some $8,730 in food stamps rom 2009 to 2015 and $40,842 in rental subsidies from 2006 to 2015. On both applications he claimed he was not making an income.

"Food stamps and rental subsidies are not meant to fraudulently enhance the quality of life for a corrupt housing representative," Leahy Scott said in a release.

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove said: "People who feel they have a right to defraud the welfare system in our county will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
More information as it becomes available.

 

67 comments:

  1. trooper's daughterJune 10, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    should not galuski be arrested as well?w

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    1. How about Chairman Reid?

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    2. How about the Dem on the County leg from Troy that did the same thing? Why do you think the Dems just let Reid issue go?

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    3. Who is the Dem on the county leg from Troy that did the same thing ?

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    4. What Dem on the county leg.? Do tell.

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    5. Hopefully when dove chocolate dunne is

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    6. @8:57. No, dumbass the Dems haven't let the Reid issue go. Joel UnAbelove has let the Reid issue go. He let his campaign manager Rich Crist's issue go too, remember.

      If you're a Republican, your criminal "issues" somehow just go away with this DA. Must be coincidence that he employs Reid's niece. Ya think?

      The Attorney General's office handled Galuski's case. If you have problems with how it was handled, go ask the Attorney General. At least their office ACTED on it. The Rensselaer County DA's office has done nothing to Reid. Zero.

      Do you get it now?

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    7. If one of the Dems on the county leg stole from unemployment like Thievin' Reid, we'd have heard about it, since Kathy Jimino pays Rich Crist 100k of taxpayer money to trash Dems on social media all day. Funny though, we haven't heard anything but wild speculation. Not like Reid who was found guilty by Administrative law judge and referred to DA for prosecution.

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    8. I got it 9:47 . Nothing to do with Galuski's case. Nothing to do with the DA 's decisions. The reason for the sudden silence from the 6 Dems on the county leg about Reid is one of them did the same thing as Reid and they don't want to look like Dem-asses.

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    9. No but thanks for trying commissioner dunne

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    10. @2:53 No speculation- there are only 6 of them, all from Troy. Shouldn' t be to hard to ask them.
      And here's a refresher on how county government works. Crist, his daily duties and his salary are controled by the legislature in a seprate budget than the County Executive use to run operations. The legislature also controls the sewer district and board of elections, both shinning examples of Rich at his best.

      Crist and Jimino-- separate branches -- system of checks and balances( make that check the balances)-- 7th Grade-- you remember.

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  2. Lesson to be learned here - you don't mess with the Zohan - or Crawley

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    1. I think we all know this guy is hardly the biggest criminal in THA.

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  3. Who in Rensselaer County Social Services assisted this deadbeat to obtain these benefits?

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    1. Probably Manny

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    2. Most likely the drug dealers sister.

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  4. Well if they get galuski they should get Marty Reid too..try not to show you republican roots..criiks in both parties.

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  5. Great article Jim!
    Signed Le Beek

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  6. Oh snap, The Big Dog took a bite out of crime!!!

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  7. Who are the appointed commissioners?

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    1. All Dems just lime Paulie.

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  8. How about Galuski and Reid? These two stole their share in a two year period, that poor bastard Moses took 9 years! Joel, why prosecute only the black man?

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    1. Good point 5:54. Both stole money-our money. Both should pay the piper.

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  9. Have the city councilman and the county legislator been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?

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  10. Rodney "I need healthcare" Wiltshire...

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  11. Do "tenant commissioners" on the THA get paid a salary or a stipend ?

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  12. White Republicans Marty Greed and Rich Southpaw Crist not prosecuted but this hardworking African American will probably go to jail for his crimes.

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    1. Hardworking now that's some funny shit

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    2. Yes Marty should face charges. But let's not forget guluski -who was previously indicted for another crime. Both should be renoved fron their county jobs.

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  13. Hey Joel, how about the people who defraud the unemployment system?

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    1. Joel's too busy driving around in his brand new police car at taxpayer expense to prosecute republican politicians!

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    2. The DA should prosecute any/all who defraud the system.
      Selectivity of prosecution should not be allowed.

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    3. They get a pass if they're white or Republican.

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    4. not really isn't galuski a democrat and that POS still hasnt paid back the money he stole from us, not like he doesnt have it he rents out hos second floor to three people and im sure he charges them rent and doesnt let them stay there out of the kindness of his fat heart

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  14. Abelove got himself a new police car, badge and gun on his waist! WANNABE!

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    1. I believe he also carried weapons in Afghanistan, while you sat home writing on blogs. So your point is?

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    2. He sat in a locked room doing legal work for the real soldiers. He would have soiled his camos if he saw any real combat

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    3. Thanks, Mrs. Abelove. It doesn't give him a lifetime public corruption pass. Tell your husband to do his job and prosecute everyone who breaks the laws. Even Republicans.

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  15. City streets look pretty shitty-- Worst I have ever seen em !! Potholes - pavement splits - craters near curbs! Ya drive outta da city and guess what ?? None of the above !!!

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    1. Bring back Mirch, Mirch, Mirch ! ! !

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  16. Why did Marty Reid get fired from the Board of Superintendents job? Anyone got that file? It's a good one.

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  17. 98,000 Dollars for 4 new police cars for the DA's Office! Even Joel gets a new car! $uck it taxpayers!

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    1. Paid for with grant and forfeiture money, do your research--idiot. If ya really wanted something valid to bitch about, how 'bout Mayor Useless forgetting to bond for the patrol cars ! Almost had body cameras for the cops-- paid for using the money that had to go for 4 patrol cars !!

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    2. If true, that's outrageous. In stead of collecting a salary, this DA should be paying the county for his policy of ignoring offenses and crimes by his Republican colleagues.

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    3. If you think a depleted forfeiture account won't adversely effect the taxpayers, you're the idiot!

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  18. Word is that Crawley has ruined the Housing Authority, people up there say its a mess. Clueless thug. He will be out and a new Dem will be coming soon! Who will that be???????????????

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    1. Listen, anonymous at 5:15, Dan Crawley understands his job quite well and works hard at it. The place has been changed markedly for the better. Also, don't be a pussy and hide behind the veil of anonymity.

      Bill Roehr 378-8439

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    2. A mess? Look again slick. The only mess is the is the delusional rants from the lawfirm of Cox-Cooper & McGrath Esq

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    3. LOL, Start Packing " SLICK" He couldn't run a pay toilet

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  19. Brian Gross gets a sweetheart deal with three years of probation and pleading to misdemeanors. Why didn't the state go for a real prosecution ?

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    1. They obviously had nothing to support the charges or they would have gone for the felony conviction, so they took what he was willing to plead to

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    2. They had plenty to support the charges. He got off easy because he was a police officer. They always get different treatment . Just the way it is.

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    3. Yea because the guy who just got sentenced to time served for attempted murder after 6 months in RCJ didn't get off easy

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    4. If there was nothing to support the charges why did he plea at all?
      You don't plea when you are not guilty. He got a real sweet deal.

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    5. why pay 100k in legal fees when you can get off for 7k

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  20. Compared to what Brian Gross did this is small potatoes but let's see what kind of punishment Paul receives.

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  21. Last time I checked DA Abelove was working diligently to convict 3 MURDERERS......I don't give a F what he drives, as long as he does his job and keeps disgusting people off the streets. All will get theirs in due time people. I do think though that this case is just a tad more important.

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  22. The problem is he doesn't do his job. He selectively prosecutes assuring his Republican supporters are excluded from prosecution.
    He is a joke.

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  23. Trooper's daughterJune 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Bill D. You are already late on your first settlement installment.

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  24. What a shame that the Golf Course is destroyed. Pathetic situation with what's happened here.

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    1. the city can't even figure out how to cut grass - laughing stock of cap district..

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  25. The way Buell's 1MSQ keeps shrinking, in the end, we may wind up with a couple of double-wides there. Makes you want to thank Campana, Dunne & Clinic Conroy, for stopping Sam Judge's plan-way back when. Plus, Lou would have an actual home for city hall. So now we have a hole in the ground with an effin Farmers Market. Keep voting Row A you freakin sheep. And spending 1mil on lighting up shit holes, is just insane.

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  26. The city cannot keep the alleys clean.
    Bring back Mirch ! ! !

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