Tag Archives: nepotism

All in the (Howard) Family

24 May

Sheriff Tim Howard has hired his wife to be on “Scientific Staff Reserve”. I have feelers out to see what background she has in law enforcement, and whether Howard created the position for her, or if she filled an existing one. 

Via Facebook


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Pedro Espada: Nepotism Watchdog

15 Aug

The Daily News reports that New York State’s totally awesome state government has a new watchdog to keep a close eye out for any nepotism in patronage positions in that fine institution.  Of course, this all has to do with the fact that Espada’s son was hired to be a deputy director of intergovernmental relations in the State Senate earning $120,000 – a job created especially for him, earning more than the actual director of intergovernmental relations.

Espada (D-Bronx) told the Daily News he never has publicly raised the issue when the family and “girlfriends” of fellow lawmakers were on the state payroll.

Upset at what he called the “pinata” treatment of his son, Pedro G. Espada, and the mostly anonymous quotes from lawmakers ripping the hiring, the senator warned all gloves are off.

“I’m not going to be a vigilante, but I am going to be vigilant,” Espada said. “I’m going to know why people are hired and what their job descriptions are.”

He added that “everybody (will be) cutting out all the nonsense about relatives, girlfriends. It’s over, it’s over, it’s over.”

Hurray for New York!  We need all the petulant hypocrites we can get!