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Two more members of the Village of Lynbrook's ethics board are expected to resign because they were appointed to the panel in violation of an ethics code that bans appointees from holding political office.
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TUKE

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Feb 12, 2008
 
More crap coming out of Lynbrook these days
MR OY

Patchogue, NY

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Sounds like the Great Neck water district. Talk about corrupt local politics. What's going on here people? I don't get it. How does the word attorney and ethics come together in the same sentence. Is that what they call a oxymoron? Nobody takes interest in what's going on in their town and this is what takes place. These corrupt officials creat their own feifdoms and the world goes on. Step up to the plate and become concerned citizens.
Real Facts

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Does anyone else find it amazing the Lynbrook cannot seem to find enough people to form an ethics committe to investigate possible violations of one of their own politicians?
oops-a-lot

Lynbrook, NY

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#4
Feb 12, 2008
 
this little fracas is the progeny of the Autotech-Lynbrook dustup over 1 slot on the Tow Rotation List ($0 cost to the Village )-(see the old Newsday article for background - We all spit nails', The auto collision business is born in confrontation. Just ask Lorraine Pilitz. SAMUEL BRUCHEY. Newsday; Combined editions; Aug 21, 2005; pg. G.09;).

That ended up with a TRO against the Village, long and expensive litigation, and eventually a 7+(?) month Tow Vehicle Review Board Hearing process (more legal $$)

Apparently the case is now in Federal Court with $1.5-2M in damages being sought.

Take a look at the Nassau County Court Proceedings and the TVRB Hearing transcripts and appendices to get the full flavor.

Estimates of total Village legal expenses to date range from $2-300K and up
joseb

Lynbrook, NY

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#5
Feb 12, 2008
 
The town of Lynbrook is such an inept government it is far beyond unbelievable. For instance, instead of putting up a hotel; for which the builder/owner told the town that he will pay for every parking meter in the town for as long as the construction is being done. They said no on the grounds that the hotel will bring drug use, traffic and vagabonds. So instead they build a pool that no person goes to and is in disrepair.

Lynbrook is only 20 minutes from Kennedy Airport and on a good day 40 minutes from La Guardia. The need of a hotel is needed. The two hotels in the vicinity of Lynbrook are full and need to expand; still the Lynbrook government does not see this.

Smooth move Ex-Lax.
Ethics

Hastings On Hudson, NY

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Real Facts wrote:
Does anyone else find it amazing the Lynbrook cannot seem to find enough people to form an ethics committe to investigate possible violations of one of their own politicians?
It is obvious that local governments need oversight; a babysitter or nanny. There appears to be too many moral and ethical breaches.

The underlying theme is conflicts of interest which continues to be misinterpreted by those who stand to benefit from such at the taxpayers expense.
Bball bats 8 dollars

Lynbrook, NY

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#7
Feb 12, 2008
 
savings to the Village ... priceless
if these guys want to whack away at each other, no problem - get a bat and go out in the parking lot and
have at it - for free ...
there isn't any reason the taxpayers should be paying megabucks for what is in large part a political power struggle
this started out as an
- internal LIP political power struggle
- move to purge BH, mayoral succession struggle
- Friends of BH
- suprise nomination (cancelled) for LIP Mayoral candidate
- merge of FOBH with NVP
- etc
Train Rider

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#8
Feb 13, 2008
 
I really don't care that Mr. Bill Hendrick was taking care of his girlfriend the tow Truck owner and she was taking care of him in returen.
What I do care is that as a taxpayer I'm now funding Hendrick legal expenses as sdaid above 200-300thousand taxpayer dollars. Also we may be on the hook for multi million dollar settlement.
Hey Hendrick go over to the Capri with a few 20's and you would get the same results with no newsday articles.
Stop the Protection

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Feb 13, 2008
 
Enough of this protection racket by Mayor Curran and Trustee Hendrick. All these guys are lawyers do you think that they will give one of there own up. They will cover him like a cheap suit.
Better options

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#10
Feb 15, 2008
 
Still no one does anything... where are the good suggestions for improving the Lynbrook community.
Complaining doesnt get anyone very far.
el barto

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Feb 18, 2008
 
The Lynbrook ethics board is a joke. Appointments are made by the mayor with the approval of the trustees.No way are they going to go against one of their own.

Because of the hendricks scandal,the village is stuck in the mud. None of the issues or problems are being addressed;villagers are either indifferent to whats going on;or wink and nod at all the illegalities and coverups-even though its costing big $$.

why hasnt anyone contacted either the nassau da,the state ag or even the US attorney for long island?

enough already.
Lost Faith in the System

Hastings On Hudson, NY

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Feb 18, 2008
 
el barto wrote:
The Lynbrook ethics board is a joke. Appointments are made by the mayor with the approval of the trustees.No way are they going to go against one of their own.
Because of the hendricks scandal,the village is stuck in the mud. None of the issues or problems are being addressed;villagers are either indifferent to whats going on;or wink and nod at all the illegalities and coverups-even though its costing big $$.
why hasnt anyone contacted either the nassau da,the state ag or even the US attorney for long island?
enough already.
It is very possible that the authorities have gotten wind of these allegations and are working on it. Now the unfortunate reality is that investigations which should take months, will take years upons year to complete. This reality will cost millions of dollars. Lots of information will be garnered, then finally it will turn into much ado about nothing.
Real Facts

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Feb 26, 2008
 
I think the time has come for us to start our own party...
el barto wrote:
The Lynbrook ethics board is a joke. Appointments are made by the mayor with the approval of the trustees.No way are they going to go against one of their own.
Because of the hendricks scandal,the village is stuck in the mud. None of the issues or problems are being addressed;villagers are either indifferent to whats going on;or wink and nod at all the illegalities and coverups-even though its costing big $$.
why hasnt anyone contacted either the nassau da,the state ag or even the US attorney for long island?
enough already.
RIGHTOUS ONE

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Jun 1, 2010
 

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If you care to point fingers in the Village of Lynbrook, point them at that pompous ass really running the show, Peter Ledwith the corruption king. The entire Village is comprised of fools kissing each others asses. Hendrick is a decent man. Take a good look at Clifford if you care to point the gun. Does anyone ever wonder about that "tow girl" and why all of that ever happened, or why they "ran her out of town"? She isnt paying any body off, and she had the nerve to actually want to run a "CLEAN" business in Lynbrook. We all know that that is not allowed. Only GEMMA is allowed to tow in the hierarchy of Lynbrook. A rotational "cough, cough" tow list that only one tower tows for everybody. It rotates all right, GEMMA,GEMMA,GEMMA,GEMMA,GEMMA, then back to GEMMA. She was just the broken spoke who DIDNT WANT TO PLAY BALL, and pay people off, and for being AMERICAN and believing in the AMERICAN way she was run out of town. These are all corrupt pieces of garbage that are now attempting to pay off a Judge to make it all go away. TRUST ME IT WON'T. All the taxpayers will lose on this one and the Village Board wont care, Joe Neve won't care, and King Ledwith certainly wont care they are all in cahoots with guess who? JOE GEMMA.... Raise you fists

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