Mon, Oct 25, 2010
The city gave away property in Bushwick to a senior citizen group founded by Assemblyman Vito Lopez yet has continued to pay rent to the same group for the property, the New York Post reports.
The city has paid the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen’s Council between $112,000 and $157,000 in rent for years, the Post. The Council is run by Lopez’s campaign treasurer and his girlfriend .The property was already given to the Council, however, making rent unnecessary, according to a city official looking in to the matter.
The news represents the latest news in a string of revelations linking political favors and Lopez’s financial dealings, the Post reports.