Lets take a break from election talk for just a few seconds. As everyone knows, Former Mayor Harry Tutunjian has filed an ethics complaint! We know, we laughed too. He even spelled ethics correctly.
Tutunjian’s complaint is directed against the city Assessor’s Office concerning the sale of a building at 205 Fifth Ave. to Christine Lozo, an employee in the assessor’s office. Tutunjian offered $22,000 for the property, while Lozo and Christopher Denuzio, who is also listed as a co-purchaser, offered $5,000. The committee that reviews the sales of tax-deliquent properties recommended Lozo as the purchaser.
We happened to have a copy of former Mayor Tutunjian's complaint.:
"I am the former mayor of a large upstate New York City. You probably won't believe this letter. I know I don't. Something like this has never happened to me before. I am not what someone would call good-looking. But, when I saw this house in Lansingburgh, and it saw me, I felt a burning that I had never known before..."
Remember the SAT's?
Harry Tutunjian filing an ethics complaint is the same or similar to:
a) O.J Simpson conducting an anger management class;
b) Bill Cosby giving dating advice;
c) Christopher Porco operating a family counseling center.
d) All of the above.
Tutunjian consistently used code to punish his critics. Tutunjian broke contracts because he had a bug up his ass about the lowest bidder. Tutunjian stole RJ Carignan's work, gave it to another insurance agency and then told the city how much money he saved the city. The city subsequently settled the matter out of court for $25,000....
Tutunjian knows, or should know, that the major consideration in recommending a purchaser for a residence is that the purchaser will occupy the residence. Live there. Tutunjian has no intention of living there. He wants to flip the property. We guess his family isn't content on trying to screw over his neighbors in Brunswick with some monstrosity of a project on Hoosick Street.
The person who wants the property is a very nice young woman. She is just starting out and doesn't have the luxury of working for Dad or of having her family be handed county jobs. She also promised to occupy the property. Does Tutunjian really have to be such a douche. Even for him this is a super-douche move.
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