Video: Fired from Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 09:40 AM

Cyril Joseph says he was fired from the non-profit founded by Vito Lopez "because I did not endorse Maritza Davilla," a City Council candidate Lopez was supporting last year.

Joseph says the official reason he was given for losing his $10-an-hour custodial job after only a year was poor performance. He says others within the non-profit made it clear he was fired because of his political activities.

Joseph made his claim last night, outside the Brooklyn Democratic County Organization's bi-annual meeting where Lopez was re-elected as County Leader.

Lopez took a few questions from reporters afterward, but left before he could be asked about Joseph's claim. City investigators have already criticized the non-profit for lax financial oversight. Lopez defended the organization, saying he's "proud" they serve his community.


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Comments [1]


good job lincoln!! did you write mr. joseph's script? Im surprised he could read it the man is usually wasted!!

Sep. 22 2010 08:22 AM

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