August 25, 2016

Brooklyn DA Fined $15,000

My youngest daughter moved to New York City this year in order to get a job in the fashion industry. She got the job and is now living in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The problem with Brooklyn is that there are over 2.6 million people living there and even a low percentage of idiots is still a fairly large number. And so of course they elected an idiot as District Attorney. What is wrong with this cheapskate?
There’s no such thing as a free lunch — unless you’re Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

The food-grubbing district attorney has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine to settle charges that his security detail bought him lunch weekdays for five months after he took office and then had taxpayers reimburse them, the city Conflicts of Interest Board revealed on Wednesday.

Thompson, who took over as DA in 2014, made members of his security detail dip into their own pockets to buy him $2,043 worth of meals between January 2014 and May 2014, the board said.

The dishes they fetched included sandwiches, bagels, burgers, chicken and salmon, according to a source familiar with his preferences.

“They didn’t know if they were going to get the money back,” said one source.
Thompson admitted in a settlement statement that his cops were eventually paid back with taxpayer funds with “authorization” by his fiscal office.
Story here.

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