Monday, February 22, 2010

Trouble for Smith, Meeks?

The New York Post reports that a pair of New York Democrats may be in some hot water over a charity set up to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

State Senator Malcolm Smith and Assemblyman Gregory Meeks, both Democrats, launched New Yorkers Organized to Assist Hurricane Families following the devastating hurricane. But Louis Rainey, who worked as an unpaid adviser for the project, says victims "never got a dime" from the charity.

Tax documents say the charity raised $31,000 -- but returns say just $1,392 was paid out. At the time, Meeks told the Associated Press the funds were being used to "help sustain displaced evacuees."

Smith and Meeks both declined comment.

Check out the New York Post report here.

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