After the vicarious win in a court ruling to remove former Mayor Richard Thomas, who plead guilty on July 8 to two misdemeanors for misusing $12,900 worth of campaign funds in 2015. According to the city charter, his guilty pleas forfeited the Mayor seat.
Mayor Wallace, who is affectionately called by followers on Facebook as “Mayor Red Bottoms” (because he has been seen on videos wearing Christian Louboutin men dress shoes that are known for their red souls of their shoes) waisted no time draining the swamp of corruption in the Mount Vernon city government.
Mayor Wallace has suspended staff of the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Mayor Wallace also found out that two IDA officials had credit cards tied to the agency. According to reports, another had a credit card that Mayor Wallace had accused of having a no show Job.
“We’re trying to get a handle on what has gone on in the IDA. Based on the information we have at this point, the decision was made to remove the current staff while that investigation proceeds. The problems with this agency go beyond a few credit card statements.” Mayor Wallace informed BW.
Frieda Hickson, the Commissioner of Parking, was also suspended for pleading guilty to a felony early this year.