Connect all the dots and crooked streets and they will eventually wind up in the majorly crooked and corrupt community of Jamaica/Southeast Queens where the crooked politicians mingle with crooked religious leaders/groups and crooked non-profits. Yes, the Wild Wild West is in full bloom in Jamaica where the criminal element in politics and organized religion is equal to that of the crime on the streets. I mean why do you think there has been no enforcement of the the many thug auto shops in the area who have taken over our sidewalks and streets with junked and unlicensed cars. If we had some decent media to dig, we will find out the TRUTH.
Take a look at the links in the below article, which will show you just how corrupt and how deep all this shit goes with Rev. Ernestine Sanders, former Senator Shirley Huntley, Councilman Ruben Wills, Councilman I. Daneek Miller, Congressman Gregory Meeks, Rev. Charles Norris Sr, Clergy United for Community Empowerment, Huntley’s welcome home from jail party which was paid by the corrupt non-profit in question. I mean, talk about your tangled web, then throw in Comptroller Scott Stringer for good measure.
AND this is a big reason why Jamaica/Southeast Queens is a ghetto mess. Corrupt religion tied with crooked elected officials and mix with low-class ghetto trash.
CROOKED, CORRUPT, NASTY DISGUSTING JAMAICA QUEENS, The crowning jewel of Queens.
City Opens Probe Into Queens Nonprofit Tied to Local Politicians
ST. ALBANS — City investigators have opened a probe into a Queens nonprofit that has ties to disgraced ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley and other elected officials, sources said.
The city Department of Investigation began in May looking into the finances of the St. Albans nonprofit Clergy United for Community Empowerment and into its executive vice-president and CEO, the Rev. Ernestine Sanders, according to sources.
The nonprofit bills itself as providing health and mental health services to HIV individuals and their families.
The group, whose board members include influential clergy from Southeast Queens, also holds political sway and its endorsement is coveted by both candidates running for office and elected officials.
Councilman I. Daneek Miller, who represents St. Albans, directed $63,438 in discretionary funds to Clergy United in fiscal year 2016 to run domestic violence initiatives, records show. In all, the nonprofit received nearly $219,000 in discretionary funds from the City Council that year, records show.
Miller declined to comment on the investigation.
Huntley, when she was a state senator, also steered $75,000 in state funds to Clergy United between fiscal years 2007 and 2010, according to a Politico article in 2012.
Huntley pleaded guilty in 2013 to mail fraud charges for stealing $87,000 in taxpayer money that went to an educational nonprofit she founded. She served 10 months in federal prison.
Clergy United’s board members supported Huntley when she was charged and after her guilty plea. The group also threw her a welcome-home party when she got out of prison.
Since 2008 Clergy United has also received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city Health Department for AIDS prevention programs and infant mortality initiatives, records show.
The group hosts a monthly breakfast where elected officials and political candidates frequently speak and schmooze.
Just last month, City Comptroller Scott Stringer met with Clergy United. Stringer later took to Twitter to boast the “great discussion” he had with the group.
“Change happens when strong community leaders like CUCE guide the way,” Stringer said in the tweet.
Stringer’s office later told DNAinfo New York that it wasn’t aware the nonprofit was under investigation.
A source who knows Clergy United told DNAinfo New York that he didn’t see where the government funding goes.
“I don’t see what the organization does except have breakfasts every first Tuesday of the month,” the source said. “I haven’t seen the events or programs worthy of what they should be doing.”
The DOI declined to comment on its investigation.
Sanders and Clergy United’s president, the Rev. James Barnwell III, also declined to comment on the investigation.
The nonprofit’s most-recent tax filings show Sanders made $58,000 in 2014.
Additional reporting by Jeff Mays
SE Queens holds party to greet Huntley on return from prison
The Rev. Charles Norris Sr. and Clergy United for Community Empowerment welcomed former state Sen. Shirley Huntley back from prison with a party Tuesday.
Norris said close to 75 people gathered to greet Huntley, who represented Jamaica, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans in Albany, including representatives from U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks’ (D-Jamaica) office and state Assemblyman William Scarborough’s (D-St. Albans) office.
The homecoming bash was held at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center.
“It was very well-attended,” Norris said of the event organized by CUCE, a coalition dedicated to empowering African Americans, where the minister serves as executive secretary. “She’s home and that’s good.”
Norris said CUCE was very proud to organize the party and emphasized that Huntley had served her time.
“She doesn’t owe anybody anything,” he said.
Huntley was sentenced to 366 days in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud in an effort to cover up a scheme she used to pocket more than $87,000 from taxpayers.
But the Federal Bureau of Prison website shows she was released after about 10 months.
The Democrat allocated $87,700 in funding administered by the state Education Department to Parents Information Network Inc., a nonprofit she once ran.
Huntley admitted she mailed false documents in an attempt to make it appear as though the state funding was legitimately helping parents navigate the city’s school system rather than financing her personal expenses.
The former lawmaker was given a lighter sentence after she invited several elected officials to her home and secretly recorded conversations with them for the FBI, according to court documents.
One of her guests, Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), is currently on trial in federal court in White Plains, N.Y., for allegedly attempting to bribe his way onto the Republican line in the 2013 mayoral elections.
Huntley’s former chief of staff, City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica), has been charged with grand larceny and fraud for allegedly stealing some $30,000 in city and state grants, some of which his former boss allocated to a nonprofit he ran.
The FBI raided Scarborough’s office in March in connection with vouchers he submitted for travel expenses to Albany.
Smith, Wills and Scarborough have maintained their innocence.