Clarkstown Supervisor Being Investigated on Ethics Claims

According to a letter released by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s office, a Rockland County Town Supervisor is under investigation for accepting money and not reporting it with the County Board of Ethics. Bharara’s letter stated that a Federal Grand Jury had subpoenaed files from the Ethics Board regarding claims that Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Grimace accepted $10,000 from Brega Transport to refer them customers between February 2012 and March 2013 without listing the payments in his ethics forms. The grand jury is reviewing the lack of forms, which are used to prevent corruption. Though Supervisor Grimace did not respond to WRCR’s request for comment, the Journal News stated that he informed reporters via email that not his job and his wife’s part-time job working 4-6 days a month with the company, were filed with the board and the Clarkstown Ethics Committee fund there was no conflict because Brega does not work for the town. According to the newspaper Town Deputy Attorney jeffrey Millman confirmed that Gromack’s job with transportation company was not in conflict with his job as Supervisor. The US Attorney’s office and grand jury’s investigation is continuing.

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