1. #1
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE
    E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,643

    Angry Ex-labor Commish Arrested

    January 29, 2003 -- A former state labor chief was busted yesterday on bribery and conspiracy charges for helping a business buddy win lucrative federal grants for driver education.
    James McGowan, who served as commissioner of labor, helped steer the grants to John Segreti, who owns driver-education schools, including Drive Safe New York and National Traffic Safety Institute of Staten Island, the feds charged.
    As a payback, Segreti organized payments to be made on a monthly basis to McGowan, according to an indictment filed in White Plains federal court.
    Also, in January 1999, Segreti paid for McGowan's staff holiday party, which was held in Albany the previous December, authorities charged.
    McGowan, 65, of Yorktown Heights, Westchester, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
    U.S. Attorney Jim Comey said the ex-political heavyweight pressured employees at the Department of Motor Vehicles to help Segreti gain an unfair advantage, and passed on to him advance notice of secret Department of Labor grant provisions.
    Comey said McGowan, who was president of the New York State Professional Firefighters Association before being appointed to the Labor post by Gov. Pataki in 1998, was also charged with filing false tax returns over five years and making a false statement on a mortgage application.
    Segreti, 45, of Colts Neck, N.J., faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy and bribery charges.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Airborne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
    Posts
    442

    Default

    I have to wonder how many of these idiots ever get away with it. We just had this big blow up here in Minneapolis where City Council member was taking bribes to make sure some businesses got there needed permits, and some other things like that.

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Nice
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register