Rockland County, NY – Saying that it is his “only remaining option” following an internal investigation and numerous failed attempts at mediation, Ramapo Town Councilman Daniel Feldman has fired off letters to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas D. DiNapoli requesting that both offices open respective investigations into the corruption and ongoing malfeasance by Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and Town Attorney Michael Klein.
The letter details specific areas of concern that ought to be investigated, such as actions the Supervisor has taken violating Town Board votes multiple times, inappropriate action relating to the awarding of governmental contracts, financial malfeasance, and his refusal to provide accountability about his actions to Town Board members.
“I am tired of being misled and misdirected by the Supervisor and seeing agreements reached by the Town Board be broken by a Supervisor who acts independently on a regular basis,” Friedman’s letter states.
The letter continues, “On several occasions in the last few months alone, these officials have flagrantly violated the votes and will of the Town Board, and in their respective capacities, took official governmental actions that disregarded the Town Board’s authority.”
In requesting help from the state offices, Friedman writes that, “Today I am taking the highly unusual but only available option I have left, and am asking both of you to investigate my own government.”
Friedman goes onto cite multiple instances of corruption and malfeasance resulting from his own first-hand experience in dealing with St. Lawrence and Klein, before offering his assistance with any future investigations that may be opened.
“I am available to assist you in any way I can,” Friedman states, “and will provide valuable information and elaborate on the above referenced issues, but time is of the essence. It is my hope that together we can put an end to this abuse of power in Ramapo Town Hall.”