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As Bloomberg spends a billions to protect his legacy the media covers-up for Mike Bloomberg CityTime and ECTP 911 as well as Ed Koch who is dying perhaps but that still does not erase he is Mike Bloomberg and Bill Rudin's puppet who sold us out no St. Vincent's Hospital and Koch had more reason than most to fight for protective zoning for a hospital not Rudin Condos despite the Rudin's being his landlord.
The press wants to paint Koch and Bloomberg as something other than what they are three term mayors brought down by corruption Koch CitiSource and Bloomberg CityTime as well as staggering number of tech contracts ECTP 911 bigger than CityTime....
"...Koch asks, "How'm I doin'?" the truck driver replies, "Stay out of trouble, Mayor."
That could be a tall order. A scant three months after his triumphal third inauguration, Koch's Democratic administration is under siege, rocked by an ever-widening scandal that may yet destroy the mayor's ability to govern. At least seven top city officials and numerous subordinates have been forced to resign since January, and many more are under investigation. According to a joke current in political circles, when city officials are sworn in, they now are first advised, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything that you say may be used against you...."
Koch's crisis began with a bizarre mystery that developed into scandal and gruesome personal tragedy. In the early morning hours of Jan. 10, city police pulled over a car that had been weaving down the parkway near Shea Stadium. The cops found Queens Borough President Donald Manes (rhymes with Janis), 52—known as "The King of Queens"—behind the wheel, semiconscious, his blood draining from self-inflicted knife wounds in his wrist and ankle.
Koch hastened to Manes' hospital room, where, the mayor told reporters, he kissed Manes on the forehead and told him, "Don't worry about anything, Donny, we all love you."
But two days later, New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin broke the story that Michael Dowd, a partner in a Queens collection agency, had told the U.S. Attorney's office that Manes had personally instructed him to pay $36,000 in bribes to Manes' friend Geoffrey Lindenauer. Lindenauer, 52, was the deputy director of the city's Parking Violations Bureau. The payments had been extorted in exchange for contracts to collect—at commissions of up to 60 percent—some of the $1.1 billion in parking fines owed to the city. Koch, who had frequently described Manes as his "good friend," quickly denounced him as "a crook," though he had not yet been charged with—much less convicted of—a crime, and said that he should go to jail. Koch pointed out that he himself had not appointed the parking bureau officials and maintained that the scandal "is not a major problem for me."
It is a problem for him now. Prosecutors believe the Parking Violations Bureau was "operated as a racketeering enterprise" that ripped off nearly $2 million during Koch's years as Mayor. Lindenauer has pleaded guilty to extorting $410,000, on behalf of himself "and others," from collection agencies. He has agreed to talk—some would say sing—to the authorities.
Among the subjects he is discussing is just how Citisource, a company with one full-time employee and $1,200 in assets, beat out Motorola to win a $22.7 million contract to produce hand-held computers for issuing parking tickets. Citisource was represented before the city's selection committee by Stanley Friedman, a Democratic party leader and staunch supporter of Koch. Friedman's wife is Koch's $47,500-a-year deputy director of the Office of Special Projects and Events. "
Mike Bloomberg CityTime Scandal Ed Koch CitiSource 3 Terms Corruption Scandals
Now Christine Quinn comes out with a phony bio... I will wait for the unauthorized bio
Quinn took kick backs from Rudin, Mike's best friend and did not fight for protective zoning for a hospital only where St. Vincent's was which would have had a Rape Crisis Center and AIDS care. She is not feminist.
Quinn green lighted all the corrupt tech deals even when Tish James held hearing to stop CityTime worse than Koch's CitiSource scandal but NY Mag runs a photo cover asking do you know who she is dressed as a fangless vampire.