Monday, May 20, 2013

Brooklyn Senator John Sampson and the Missing $40,000.00

Funds earmarked by Sampson are missing

I reported this morning that state officials are are trying to claw back nearly $40,000 in member item funding that Brooklyn Sen. John Sampson steered to the One Caribbean Foundation, a non-profit group attached to an ethnic radio station — where Sampson and other pols were commentators.
Sampson, a Brooklyn Democrat who was indicted earlier this month on embezzlement charges, went into business with One Caribbean Foundation President Edmon Braithwaite in a liquor store he opened shortly after the state funding came through, records show. It’s unclear exactly what their financial relationship was: the State Liquor Authority refused to release information about their license because doing so “would interfere with an ongoing investigation.”
Read the entire article here. And below, check out One Caribbean’s application for tax-exempt status. It lays out its mission and some of its finances. (I redacted phone numbers and e-mails as a courtesy.)

1 comment:

  1. Edmon Braithwaite and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation are the biggest thieves in Brooklyn. The defunct radio station was housed rent free at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) while BSRC embezzled money from the Business Improvement District. Now that's a story. Betsy, please do an article on the Bedford Stuyvesant Gateway BID and why BSRC is the BID's management agent, landlord, fiscal conduit, and board member?