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Yonkers Insider Editorial.

Posted on: April 11, 2011

Editor’s Note: More to come on this issue on The Yonkers Insider Blog and more to come on the Towing as well in the City of Yonkers, so Stay Tuned, Our Readers!

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William A. Wetzel

BOCS April 28 2010 Annotated Agenda Rev[1].04.28.10

As the Spider Web Grows.

We write this editorial to further connect the dots of APOW TOWING
LLC, The Wuestenhoefer Family, The Best In Gourmet in Stamford
Connecticut, Harris Beach and also Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, the
main player in this story currently unfolding in Yonkers, New York.

One must question, why The Best in Gourmet  a Connecticut based
business would be awarded the business week contracts for at least the
last three years ? We have already established that one of the owners
of The Best in Gourmet, is Yonkers Resident Christopher Wuestenhoefer,
how interesting!

The Best in Gourmet, Also catered a fundraiser for Mayor Amicone in 2007 (see below) as well as his 2004 Inaugural Ball, which had close to 1,000 guests at the event. Interesting did the Mayor inform the Yonkers BOCS of that fact before the Best in Gourmet got the contract the last three years?

And, let us not forget another issue raised in Hezi’s Article, The
Best in Gourmet also catered Mayor Amicone’s Son’s wedding.

Source: New York State Board of Elections.

Fundraiser of Mayor Phil Amicone catered by The Best in Gourmet in 2007.

http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/plsql_browser/EXPENSESB_county?NAME_IN=the+best+in+gormet&position_IN=ANYWHERE&date_from=&date_to=&OFFICE_IN=ALL&county_IN=ALL&AMOUNT_from=&AMOUNT_to=&ZIP1=&ZIP2=&ORDERBY_IN=N

One must wonder what will IG Dan Schorr do with his investigation into
this issue, We are all waiting for you IG Schorr. To mirror the word
of Hezi, from the Yonkers Tribune and the Westchester Guardian we are
watching to see what you will do.

It is time to do the right thing IG Schorr in the eyes of the
residents of Yonkers, It is time for you to take a stand against “your
master”, Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone on the issue of The Best in
Gourmet and APOW Towing, The Mayor’s connections to the Wuestenhoefer
Family, it is time IG Schorr, everything is not okay, and can no
longer be swept under the rug. The Mayor has a major issue with his
friends and family network. The Board of Contract and Supply needs to
be investigated not only by Dan Schorr but by the FBI as well.

IG Schorr, If you fail to do the right thing, then you will be
finished in the eyes of Yonkers, and you will be shown for what you
really are and that is a “puppet” a “lap dog” of Yonkers Mayor
Amicone. Just another political hack to add to the machine. Forget
about ever running for District Attorney again you will never be
trusted by the public.

We agree with Hezi, who asked in his article that Mayor Amicone should
produce the bills and how did he pay these bills to The Best in
Gourmet in terms of the 2004 Inaugural Ball, The Mayor’s Son’s Wedding
and also the Yonkers Business Week catering contracts given to The
Best in Gourmet from Stamford Connecticut from The Yonkers Board of
Contract and Supply under the leadership of Yonkers Mayor Amicone.

This Investigation will either make you or break you, IG Dan Schorr.

Also we hope when the Yonkers Board of Ethics does A COMPLETE
INVESTIGATION into these issues. We strongly urge that the Ethics
Board Meeting be open to the public and that the press be allowed to
attend and watch the proceedings.

I concur with the Hezi Aris statement that the Citizens of Yonkers
will not accept an Executive Session meeting closed to the public and
media.

We wonder what the Head of The Yonkers Ethics Board, Judge Joseph
Nocca and The rest of the Yonkers Ethics Board will decide is right
for the people of Yonkers?

Harris Beach: White Plains Office.

http://www.harrisbeach.com/offices/white-plains

The Yonkers Board of Contract and Supply met on April 28, 2010 and
handed out a contract to Harris Beach PLLC – Under Corporation Counsel
line – Funding: 020-020-1930-0482 – Award Amount: $100,000 – Reason -
Retainer to provide representation on a variety of legal matters.

This is on page 9 of the April 28, 2010 – Yonkers BOCS (Yonkers Board
of Contract and Supply) Annotated Agenda, which we have attached in
this Editorial for our readers to read.

Let’s also not forget that former Yonkers Corporation Counsel Frank
Rubino was the attorney for The City of Yonkers at the beginning
of the Article 78 Proceeding defending the City against the other
Litigant on the Towing Contract Issue.

Guess where Frank Rubino ended up working ladies and gentlemen?

You got it right, Frank Rubino now works for Harris Beach and the
story gets better after that. After Judge Wetzel retired, after he
decided the case on the towing issue, guess where he is working? You
got it right, he works at Harris Beach in the White Plains Office,
What a Coincidence that is now where Frank Rubino works as well, oh
boy, one big happy family.

http://www.harrisbeach.com/people/joseph-amicone

Also let’s not forget Joseph Amicone works in the Albany and Saratoga
Springs Office’s of Harris Beach as well, Joseph Amicone is the son of
Mayor Phil Amicone, Joseph Amicone also worked for Governor Pataki as
an Assistant Counsel.

Also let’s not forget that current Yonkers Corporation Counsel Mark
Blanchard worked at Harris Beach before going to the City of Yonkers
Corporation Counsel’s Office. (Hey Mark Blanchard does the name -
William J. Bell Plumbing, ring a bell to you?) Also James Blanchard is
a member of the Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals -
http://www.yonkersny.gov/Index.aspx?page=156 – Source – City of
Yonkers Website.

Source: Westchester County Clerk’s Office Licensing Division.

Name : James T Blanchard
Status : Current
Expiration Date : 12/31/2011
License Type : Master Plumber License
Company : William J Bell Plumbing

License #: 196
Name: Blanchard, James, T
Status: Current
Expiration Date: 12/31/2011
Company: William J Bell Plumbing
141 Douglas Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703

http://www.westchestergov.com/elecplumb/MPL.asp?Sort_Type=ASC&Sort_By=Company&Sort_By2=LName,FName,LicenseNum&Sort_Stage=E&Temp_Stage=E

http://www.westchestergov.com/elecplumb/MPLIns.asp?LicenseNum=196

Source: New York State Board of Elections.

http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/plsql_browser/CONTRIBUTORA_COUNTY?ID_in=C24172&date_From=01/01/1999&date_to=04/09/2011&AMOUNT_From=1&AMOUNT_to=10000&ZIP1=&ZIP2=&ORDERBY_IN=N&CATEGORY_IN=ALL

William J Bell Plumbing Campaign Contributions to Mayor Phil Amicone.

WM. J. BELL PLUMBING & HEATING INC
141 DOUGLAS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10703
250.00
05-JUN-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
July Periodic
B
Mayor
N/A

WM. J. BELL PLUMBING & HEATING INC
141 DOUGLAS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10703
250.00
06-SEP-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
10 Post Primary
B
Mayor
N/A

WM. J. BELL PLUMBING & HEATING INC
141 DOUGLAS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10703
100.00
31-OCT-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
27 Post General
B
Mayor
N/A

WM. J. BELL PLUMBING & HEATING INC
141 DOUGLAS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10703
250.00 30-OCT-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
27 Post General
B
Mayor
N/A

WM. J. BELL PLUMBING & HEATING, INC
141 DOUGLAS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10703
250.00
30-OCT-06
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
January Periodic
B
Mayor
N/A

WM. J. BELL PLUMBING & HEATING, INC
141 DOUGLAS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10703
400.00
05-APR-06
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2006
July Periodic
B
Mayor
N/A

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP Law Firm’s Campaign
Contributions to Mayor Amicone. Currently this Law Firm is
representing The City of Yonkers in their lawsuit against Rui Florim.

http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/plsql_browser/CONTRIBUTORA_COUNTY?ID_in=C24172&date_From=01/01/1999&date_to=04/09/2011&AMOUNT_From=1&AMOUNT_to=10000&ZIP1=&ZIP2=&ORDERBY_IN=N&CATEGORY_IN=ALL

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER LLP
3 GANNETT DRIVE
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10604
750.00
16-MAY-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
July Periodic
A
Mayor
N/A

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER LLP
3 GANNETT DRIVE
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10604
1,000.00
21-MAY-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
July Periodic
B
Mayor
N/A

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER LLP
3 GANNETT DRIVE
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10604
500.00
25-OCT-07
FRIENDS OF PHILIP AMICONE
2007
27 Post General
A
Mayor
N/A

Source: New York State Unified Court System.

WebCivil Supreme – Case Detail

Court: Westchester Civil Supreme
Index Number: 007827/2011
Case Name: CITY OF YONKERS vs. FLORIM, RUI
Case Type: Other (“Not One Of The Above”)
Track: Standard
RJI Filed: 03/31/2011
Date NOI Due:
NOI Filed:
Disposition Deadline:
Disposition Date:
Calendar Number:
Jury Status:
Justice Name: PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PART

Attorney/Firm For Plaintiff:
WILSON, ELSER, MOSKOWITZ, EDELMAN & DICKER LLP
Atty. Status: Active
3 GANNETT DRIVE
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. 10604

Attorney/Firm For Defendant:
LOVETT & BELLANTONI,LLP
Atty. Status: Active
37A SAW MILL RIVER ROAD
HAWTHORNE,N.Y. 10532

(More to come in upcoming pieces on the Yonkers Insider Blog on Mayor
Amicone’s Friends and Family Network).

Also another dot to be connected, Former NYS State Supreme Court Judge
William A. Wetzel, was affiliated with the Law Firm of Plunkett and
Jaffe – Governor Pataki’s Former Law Firm.

When Pataki got elected New York State Governor, Pataki appointed
Wetzel to the Court of Claims. Wetzel immediately was assigned to the
State Supreme Court as an acting justice – skipping the lower Criminal
Court altogether.

This spider web is woven very tightly but it appears that the web is
being unwoven by the media little by little – keep sweating Mayor
Amicone – we are just waiting for the right opportunity unraveling a
little at a time.

This is the sole opinion of The Yonkers Insider.

The Yonkers Insider

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