Audit: Homeless shelter operator over...

Audit: Homeless shelter operator overcharged Suffolk

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from May 22, 2008, titled Audit: Homeless shelter operator overcharged Suffolk. In it, Newsday reports that:

Homeless shelter operator Penates Inc. overcharged Suffolk County $682,000, including instances of double-billing, questionable rent deals, and day care for children who could not be identified, according to a ...

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Nice Work

Holbrook, NY

#1 May 22, 2008
Go get em Sawicki - that's your job. Keep the pressure on and ignore that arrogant lawyer claiming his client "did nothing wrong". Corruption is rampant and we need to keep the pressure on these greedy people and to PROSECUTE.
Stacey

Haledon, NJ

#2 May 24, 2008
I agree!! Prosecute!
$682,000 to line the pockets of corrupt people instead of spending it on the homeless. I hope they go to jail.
More than that

Haledon, NJ

#3 May 24, 2008
That $682,000 was only for one year. How many years have they been doing this? I could only imagine how many people knew that it was going on and the decided to "look the other way"
Everyone who participated in stealing money from homeless people and everyone who looked the other way should go to jail.
Honesty in Government

East Meadow, NY

#4 Jul 30, 2008
Most of you don't have a clue! The agencies and people "Mr.Mike Nifong" of Suffolk County has lied about and specious twisted the truth about are VERY decent, dedicated people! For more then 20 years THEY provided a cheap and successsful service to the Taxpayers of Suffolk County.

They didn't cheat. They didn't line their pockets. No,NOT these honest people! I dare you to TRULY check for yourself who these good people, so falsely accused, REALLY are. They didn't do anything other then the right thing. What they also did RIGHT was they loyally stood up for truth, Justice, and the American way.

For this insuborination they had to be shut-up, smeared, and annialated. You ALL need to look closer at what's really going on here.

If you ALL did, your mighty defender,Comptroller Sawicki would be seen as the venomous, political, snake-in-the-grass he is. You'd all also owe a BIG apologiy to good people who did outstanding work for a very hurting population, for some 25 years in Suffolk County. And that's the truth!

Since: Oct 08

Montague, NJ

#5 Nov 2, 2008
The PEOPLE of Suffolk County are being speciously duped regarding his attack on a very dedicated and benificial nonprofit agency, Penates.

Did any of you that what to believe this lying protector of the "good 'ol boys" network know the whole deal here is to protect those agencies that are politically connected but mostly to protect the appealing and illegal actions of the Department of Social Services (DSS).

Did any of you know DSS has taken back hundreds of thousands of dollars from contracted nonprofits for work they have completed due to loopholes in the County's "bad faith" contract? DSS is sitting on a large slush fund of State and Federal dollars they have illegally recouped from innocent nonprofits.

Penates is the second nonprofit that has been unjustly and unethically harmed though there was NEVER any finding of fraud or criminality? The first agency wrongly, politically murdered was Love'm Sheltering.

What is going on smells and needs to be fully reviewed. All of you Sawicki defenders will be shocked at how immorally these agencies have been wronfully harmed. Never mind the damage his actions have caused Suffolk County to be a less safe place to live.
vhe

Bronx, NY

#6 Mar 28, 2012
Honestly the government is a big fat snake and not to be trusted, I dont understand why social services put these people in Penates shelter and charge 10,000 a month for a family of seven. If you have an income you have to pay 90% of your money plus they get 10,000 a month from the government. How do they expect these people to move on with their lives. And i feel sorry for the taxpayers they are blind to the fact that this is going on everyday. They stuff between seven to ten people in two rooms in a house with other families and charge 10,000 dollars a month for a ROOM. People should stand up for this insanity.
True story

Bronx, NY

#7 Jan 1, 2015
vhe wrote:
Honestly the government is a big fat snake and not to be trusted, I dont understand why social services put these people in Penates shelter and charge 10,000 a month for a family of seven. If you have an income you have to pay 90% of your money plus they get 10,000 a month from the government. How do they expect these people to move on with their lives. And i feel sorry for the taxpayers they are blind to the fact that this is going on everyday. They stuff between seven to ten people in two rooms in a house with other families and charge 10,000 dollars a month for a ROOM. People should stand up for this insanity.
I must say I truly believed our country was no longer ignorant and was smart enough to envestigate the story in entirety before judgements are passed. It's absolutely unfathomable how gullible and blinded people are. This saddens me, no actually makes me sick to my stomach, I don't these people do you? I'm assuming you don't yet you condem how dare you? I pray you are never in the paper being accused of committing some horrific act and people with out knowing the story in entirety put you under a microscope and dissect your life, and I'm sure if it was done it wouldn't be pretty.

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