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MayorDougFrench Charged W/Building Without Permits
Rye NY
Bringing Attention to Environmental Injustice One Harbor at a Time
Interests: Reduce pollution effluent from Hen Island. Keep the shores of Hen Island clean from trash and floating debris. Ensure that the Hen Island Board of Directors and individual cottage owners, take responsibility for past actions and create a new environmentally friendly and safe atmosphere in Milton Harbor. Require politicians, commissioners, and municipal employees to hold Hen Island (Kuder Island Colony Inc.) and its cottage owners to the same health, safety and building codes as every other community in Westchester County.
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Elements of a civil conspiracy under New York law are (1) the corrupt agreement between two or more persons, (2) an overt act, (3) their intentional participation in the furtherance of a plan or purpose, and (4) the resulting damage.
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Mayor French is under a tremendous amount of pressure and has been since this time last year after he was exposed for his illegal Building Department and STAR Tax issues. The public is seeing a Mayor that has cheated, lied and stolen from the taxpayers of Rye for years. We are now seeing example after example of how he has failed to protect the health and safety of the public in an effort to further his own political and personal agendas. He has jeopardized the jobs of many hard working Rye City employees by asking them to cover him in his underhanded efforts. We have recently seen examples of hard working concerned citizens that have resigned from committees and employees that have quit high paying city jobs to avoid involvement. He has now resorted to threatening reporters that publicly report on his inappropriate behavior and activities. The pressure is taking a toll on the Mayor and we are not sure yet of the depths of his involvement in the RGC fiasco… Look at the fact that he cannot even complete a thought in his letter to Leon Sculti and he is now going after his fellow council members in addition to the GOP hands that feed him.... I believe we should publicly call for him to resign so we may return the City of Rye back to where it belongs, a law abiding community that enforces all the laws that protect the health and safety of the entire public. http://www.lausdeo10580.com/lausdeo10580/2012/12/we-will-continue-to-keep-an-eye-on-your-behavior-toward-city-employees.html
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2013 on State of Rye City 2013: The Transcript at MyRye.com
We allowed Mayor French to steal tax money from us, without any consequences and we also allowed him to renovate his entire rental property without permits and without any consequences, so why do we expect him to act appropriately now? "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6nWzVM99R8
http://www.lausdeo10580.com/.a/6a0168e5e944ea970c017c3448d7d8970b-popup
Now it's time to charge the City manager and the City attorney with interfering with an investigation! CITY MANAGER MEMO URGES STAFF TO 'LET HIM KNOW' IF REQUESTS FROM RGC INVESTIGATORS MAKE THEM 'FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE' http://www.lausdeo10580.com/lausdeo10580/2012/12/did-city-hall-tamper-with-rye-golf-club-investigation.html
Sorry I left one out..... http://rye.dailyvoice.com/news/records-implicate-mayor-french-tax-fraud
" The key to faith and trust in our government is disclosure and transparency. The city needs to ensure that faith and trust by revealing immediately everything that there is to know about this matter." "But we need the city to tell the entire story now." You can apply those comments to this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WrsFBClZ1s&feature=em-uploademail-new or you can apply those comments to this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6nWzVM99R8 or you can apply those comments to this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXEW4XU2ZJw&feature=plcp or you can apply those comments to this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlplz2GyruU&feature=plcp or you can apply those comments to this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op8ejfpaNsY&feature=plcp or you can apply those comments to this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr5p-UjisnU&feature=plcp or you can apply those comments to this; https://vimeo.com/47034186 Or any of the other problems that has plagued the French administration;
Did anyone watch the meeting last night? Mayor French wanted to hang his hat on his "we didn't raise your taxes this year" and "we are not in the real estate business" More Doug French propaganda. He now wants to sell the Lester's building @ a 3 million dollar loss to bail him out of the hole he dug for himself by stating "we didn't raise your taxes this year". We are in the real estate business. Who owns Rye Rec. and all the other City parks and playgrounds? At one point he stated that holding the property was illegal due to tax regulations. Can someone show us that regulation? Who owns Rye Golf Club, is that against tax regulations? Who owns The Jay Center, The Arts center, The Reading Room, The parking lots, City Garage, City Hall, etc.etc.ect... Doesn't the ownership of the above put us in the Real estate business? French set the price on 1037 BPR by entertaining the 3.6 offer. Who is going to come in now and offer 6 million when they know the City is entertaining less than 4 mill. If this was Coming out of French's pocket would he take a 3 million dollar hit or wait? Why didn't he start the bidding at 6 million? Why did it take so long to put it on the MLS? And let's not forget this is the same Mayor that cheated residents out of thousands of dollars of STAR tax money, City permit fees and Tax increases that he never paid. He now wants us to pay for his mistakes again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6nWzVM99R8
TedC, What are you worried about? Dapolite, Schubert, Hen Island, cheating on star taxes, building without permits, lying to the City Council, out of control legal fees, Taking a hit for a few million on 1037. Don’t sweat it the taxpayers will float the bond or pay for it in their property taxes. Here is Doug French’s answer to everyone in Rye… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0V8dlPFPyA&feature=player_embedded#!
This is an excerpt from the Federal Prosecutors on a prison recommendation in the Nick Spano case. I think this would apply to Mayor French’s illegal shenanigans also. What do you think? “We ask that the court impose such a sentence to send the unmistakable message that those who are elected to make the law must first obey it themselves, and that they should not misuse their public office for the sake of advancing their own personal financial interest,” prosecutors Perry Carbone and Jason Halperin, wrote in a 27-page sentencing memorandum sent to U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel this afternoon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6nWzVM99R8
Looks like our beloved Mayor French is in more hot water. http://www.lausdeo10580.com/lausdeo10580/2012/06/rye-2010-present-property-owners-variance-applications.html
GOT TREES? How about GOT ILLEGAL STAR TAX? http://healtheharbor.com/gallery/pages/MayorFrench_star-tax-evasion.html
The reason we need "building permits to breathe" is so we don't have communities like Hen Island that have no regard for the health and safety of the public. If Rye required building permits on Hen Island for all the years they negated to do so, we would not be where we are today. Mayor French needs to enforce the law for everyone. Just because you are the Mayor's friend and neighbor shouldn't mean you get a free pass on code enforcement on Hen Island. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy0aBtzUbXQ
“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Bill Clinton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otBFsw3O8VA "I received a retroactive building permit for my rental property on work that was done by the previous owner some 40 years ago." Doug French http://healtheharbor.com/french/MLS-listing-French.pdf "There was no illegal construction at the property as deemed by the building inspector" Doug French http://lausdeo10580.typepad.com/.a/6a0168e5e944ea970c0163001bd44e970d-popup
Mayor French, Could you please comment on the recent claims stating that you had a New York State tax lien on your property between November 2011 and February of 2012? http://www.lausdeo10580.com/lausdeo10580/2012/04/new-york-state-tax-warrant-issued-to-mayor-or-rye.html
“The best teacher is example not words.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6nWzVM99R8
Our 3rd grade Mayor French was not looking so good at last night’s meeting; “My comments are basically directed at the Mayor” “There is no more pressing issue in Rye than flooding” “Flooding in Rye is not a political issue, never has been, never should be” “I understand English perfectly, I was born in this country” http://ryeny.swagit.com/play/04182012-706/#6 Our 3rd grade Mayor French was not looking so good at the meeting before that one. “There is a stain on our community” “No one should ever be asked to lie, they should never be asked to lie to a City Council person” “This is not how business should be conducted in Rye” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlplz2GyruU&feature=related And our 3rd grade Mayor French was not looking so good at the meeting before that one either. “Having a violation Doug is not right, It means that has been a violation of the housing code” “Collecting two STAR exemptions when you are not permitted to means something has happened that shouldn’t have happened” “Forgive me Doug for not believing that your explanation is completely fulsome” “How disgusting Doug how disgusting you are to try and slim people like that” “ I understand you are under a lot of pressure and I understand it has taken its toll on you personally” “Doug, you should be ashamed of yourself” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2906eZqxifY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PElKxshhruw
Problem Solver Filippi Says 'Nobody Cares' Councilman Richard Filippi, who a few weeks earlier told fellow Rye City council members to write a personal check to the city to pay for any investigations they wanted, perhaps summed up the 'Change for Rye' GOP position best by emphatically declaring "nobody really cares" [about corruption]. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PElKxshhru w
French in Sack with Mr. Floatie During 2009 Mayoral Campaign http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TgPPTrlEZbE
We all know now, that the Fire Department meeting was taped and Mr. Pickup asked a Rye TV employee to lie about the taping. Why, because Mayor French and Mr. Pickup didn’t want the public to know how upset the Fire Department was about the takeover by Pickup. So the lie was sent out “We just didn’t have the ability to tape the meeting” and they also laid the groundwork in that same breath stating that “the meeting at Whitby Castel will not be taped”. Why, because of the introduction of the 10 million dollar bond. A few months earlier the Mayor stated “WE DID A GREAT JOB IN NOT INCREASING TAXES” Was the Mayor just informed that the City needed the 10 million for infrastructure work? Or did he know when they pushed the budget thru? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op8ejfpaNsY&feature=related
TedC, Who- Who- Who lied to the public? Who-Who Who? We all know now, that the Fire Department meeting was taped and Mr. Pickup asked a Rye TV employee to lie about the taping. Why, because Mayor French and Mr. Pickup didn’t want the public to know how upset the Fire Department was about the takeover by Pickup. So the lie was sent out “We just didn’t have the ability to tape the meeting” and they also laid the groundwork in that same breath stating that “the meeting at Whitby Castel will not be taped”. Why, because of the introduction of the 10 million dollar bond. A few months earlier the Mayor stated “WE DID A GREAT JOB IN NOT INCREASING TAXES” Was the Mayor just informed that the City needed the 10 million for infrastructure work? Or did he know when they pushed the budget thru? Who really let the dogs out? Who-Who-Who... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op8ejfpaNsY&feature=related
Watch Joe Sack French http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPPTrlEZbE
A quote from the new Rye Web-blog Lausdeo 10580 http://lausdeo10580.typepad.com What Did The Mayor Know and When Did He Know It? Mayor French recently was quoted in a LoHud article as saying, "There was nothing intentional done here. The mayor should be held to a higher standard, and I abide by that.” We spoke with Homerica Mortgage Corp, the company that processed Mr. French's loan for $40,736.69 in 1998. They confirmed that banks did require title reports in the 1990's, and that one would have been run in conjunction with the mayor's loan in 1998. They could not say what the findings of that specific title report was however, because unlike mortgage recordings, those are not public documents. Therefore, we have called on Mayor French to release all four of his title reports for 13 Richard Place so the public can learn what he knew about the illegality of his investment property, and when he knew it. If the mayor's title reports give a legal description of the house as a two-family home–which they should because it is–that would prove Mayor French knew the house was a legal two-family all along. If the reports describe the house as a legal single-family home–which it is not–that could prove something even worse, like possible mortgage fraud? Four appraisals. Four title reports. Four loans. Zero records. How?