“So her signature gatherer claims a Met player owned Apartment, but gets Yankees like Derek Jeter to sign for Arroyo.”
Original News Story Here.
Betty Julien who signed that she collected the signatures and residing at Richmond Plaza seems to have more than one residence address.
State Elections Link with information about Signature Gatherer
As of 06/15/12 Betty Julien listed her address as 949 FAILE STREET
10459 when she was paid $1200 for petitioning with two checks. This is very odd apartment hopping, so we looked further.
She has a different address here.
In 06/30/10 she lived at the richmond plaza place when she got 125$. What is her real address?
Building Management Associates, Inc. (formerly SEBCO) operates the Faile street address, it is a HUD and Section 8 housing with certain requirements. It is not the kind of place you can easily move in and out when apartments are so desirable. Also it is not a place that you are allowed to have more than one apartment and still maintain that.
RIVER PARK BRONX APARTMENTS is now owned by a subsidiary of OMNI. It is still in the Mitchell Lama Program.(More on Omni purchase here:http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/12/20/omni-pays-137m-for-affordable-bronx-complex/) Former Mets player Mo Vaughn owns Omni. “So her signature gatherer claims a Met player owned Apartment, but gets Yankees like Derek Jeter to sign for Arroyo.”
So how can this Signature Gatherer for Council Member Arroyo claim two different addresses in a span of 2 year for apartments that are highly regulated and structured and claim the original one again?
Because as is well reported in the community Arroyos reward people with apartments in their housing complexes and threaten seniors with eviction if they do not vote for them. This was reported in the NYTimes for last years primary election see link here: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/candidate-defeated-in-primary-for-assembly-seeks-new-vote/.
Another petitioner claimed the 40 richmond plaza address too, Luis Vargas, and was paid again this year like Betty was and he was paid 635$ this year. In this form they claim the same Richmond Terrace address and the same apartment.