Mount Vernon — BW exclusively reported four Mount Vernon Police Officers were served subpoenas Tuesday, in relationship to the Chauffeur Controversy, where Mayor Thomas Allegedly had on-duty police officers take wife on personal errands. Corporation Counsel Lawrence A. Porcari, Jr., Esq. replied to Comptroller Maureen Walker informing her while she can examine official books, vouchers and records, no employee or officer must appear before her or produce those records. Porcari states in the response letter that Walker was not authorized to issue those subpoenas and they will not be compiled with (see letter below).
This marks the second time subpoenas have been served from City Hall. The first time Councilman André Wallace and the City Council served over a dozen people subpoenas on Friday, February 26th, involving the demolition of a zombie home located at 136 Park Avenue. Porcari sent a letter in response then to, to inform the council that several people in the Thomas Administration would not be complying with those subpoenas as well.
We reached out to Comptroller Walker for a quote and were unable to get her Thursday night before publishing this. So the ongoing saga we come to know as the Civil War in City Hall continues. The Comptroller sent out the subpoenas, the Corporation Council has once again called the bluff, the balls now in the Comptroller court, what happens next we will all have to wait and see. Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.