Sunday, December 4, 2011

L.A.'s MAFIA-PUPPET MAYOR'S CREW MAKES $1 MIL PAYOUT TO L.A. MOB BOSS'S "HOUSING CAPO!" [Villaraigosa-Crew Pays Rudy "Mafia" Montiel $1.1 Million!]

[PICTURED: L.A. City News FIRST PREDICTION for 2012: Rudolf "Mafia" Montiel will be locked up in prison. And this don't look good for Villaraigosa, either. HEY RUDY, you won't look that smug in an orange jumpsuit, will you MAFIA-MAN?]

Ousted L.A. Housing Authority chief leaves with $1.2 million! [Mob pay off!]

Critics see Rudolf Montiel's departure pay as a symbol of misplaced priorities and poor management at the agency. The no heart, coward blames everyone but himself. Prison jumpsuit expected in 2012.

Records obtained by The Times show that the housing authority board appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has quietly agreed to pay Rudlof "Mafia" Montiel nearly $1.2 million in connection with his dismissal. [Don't use word "connection." Too close to "connected." As in "connect mafia, made-man."]

News of the agreement, reached in meetings over the last six weeks, sparked swift, sharp criticism of an agency already buffeted by a criminal investigation, probing auditors and allegations that officials have lavishly and improperly spent taxpayer funds intended for the poor on travel and entertainment.

Critics described Montiel's hefty departure package as a symbol of misplaced priorities and poor management at an agency that spends $1 billion a year in state and federal funds.

"How many people can you house for $1.2 million?" asked Larry Gross, executive director of the Coalition for Economic Survival. "It's outrageous."

Councilman Dennis Zine compared it to pay and retirement package excesses unearthed in the city of Bell. The "language I would use is not appropriate for publication," he said.

Montiel, 50, was unavailable for comment. His lawyer, Michael Posner, defended the settlement, saying Montiel's contract entitled him to 18 months' pay if terminated. And Posner said his client deserved additional compensation because he was fired for telling investigators about wrongdoing/whistleblowing. [CRAYBABY SPIN, FROM A FAILURE, NO-HEART, CLOWARD (Clown/Coward). THE REAL REASON THEY BLEW HIS ASS OUT, COMING UP...]

Officials now say that Montiel's contract made it very difficult to fire him without paying him large sums. [THAT'S HOW THE MOB HAS CONTRACTS "ARRANGED!] In recent weeks, he received a $540,000 severance package — including $18,000 in interest payments, paid at a rate of 7% — to make up for time that had passed since his termination. He is scheduled to be paid $645,000 more next month to settle his claims of wrongful termination and whistle-blower retaliation.

Kamin said Montiel's replacement will not receive "the kind of provisions that somehow found their way into his contract." The Times reported last year that Montiel's compensation package totaled nearly $450,000, including 10 weeks of vacation and a housing allowance. [I THOUGHT A SALARY IS THE HOUSING ALLOWANCE. ISN'T THAT HOW IT WORKS IN AMERICA? WHAT IS THIS..THE GODFATHER?]

"His compensation package when he worked for the agency was inflated to begin with," said Councilman Richard Alarcon, who also called the settlement "outrageous." [Richard rolls with the competing mob crew, covering the Valley area.]

Montiel came under increasing scrutiny from tenants unhappy with the pace and direction of the changes, including what they feared could be higher rents. In November, dozens of tenants picketed outside Montiel's Rancho Cucamonga home to protest.

In short order, nine of those tenants were facing eviction, provoking a furious backlash from the City Council, which has little control over the semi-autonomous agency. Alarcon accused Montiel of being "childlike," paranoid and acting like "Big Brother." The evictions were rescinded, but Montiel never recovered politically.

Housing authority board members and their lawyer said the agency's effort to evict the protesting tenants caused them to lose confidence in Montiel. Some went further, publicly accusing him of installing a $30,000 security system at his home and charging it to the authority without authorization.

Days before he was fired, Montiel wrote memos to board members asking them to return thousands of dollars in travel and other reimbursements allegedly obtained without authorization or receipts. [OOOPS! Looks like he had FULL KNOWLEDGE! TRYING TO COVER TRACKS! WORSE THAN THE ALLEGED CRIME, ITSELF, TO INVESTIGATORS!]

BUT RUDY SAYS HE WAS FIRED FOR SOME WHISTLE-BLOWING BULLSHIT??? A NO HEART, COWARD...CANNOT BE A MAN...HAS TO BLAME HIS SHAMEFUL LACK-OF-LEADERSHIP AND OVERALL GREED ON OTHERS! Michael Jackson wrote a song about you, Rudy "Mafia" Montiel: "MAN IN THE MIRROR!" AND IT'S WHERE YOU SHOULD START, YOU ARROGANT FUCK-FACE! Those inmates are gonna knock your entire mouth off your face, not just your arrogant, fuck-face, grin. (ANTONIO'S APPOINTEES CAN VISIT YOU IN THE PRISON HOSPITAL, IF YOU MAKE IT!)

That agreement was reached as current and past authority officials are facing allegations that they improperly charged the agency for such personal items as tourist jaunts, double-dipped on their expenses and used authority-issued credit cards for fancy meals and $100 floral agreements sent to Villaraigosa's board appointees. [LOOK FOR "MARIA DEL ANGEL'S NAME ON ANY & ALL INDICTMENTS! She is VERY hungry! And told the Superior Court Judge she is a "babysitter" when she sat on a Superior Court jury trial...FAILING TO DISCLOSE SHE WORDED FOR THE CITY, WHEN ASKED BY THE JUDGE! And, oh no...she worked for and took money from fellow mob-crewmember, then L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who was the prosecutor on the case! BU-STED!]

At least some of the accusations have drawn the interest of Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's Public Integrity Division. "We're looking at multiple commissioners on conflict-of-interest issues and double-dipping issues," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman.

Greuel said she believed that the questionable expenses found by her auditors are "the tip of the iceberg" and that the agency's spending is marked by "multiple irregularities." She said authority officials have been hostile toward her inquires thus far, adding that a more comprehensive audit is needed.

FULL ARTICLE at LA Times

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