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Brooklyn anti-violence advocate arrested for threatening neighbor had $282K salary on the city dime


Added 02-18-20 12:13:02am EST - “An embattled anti-violence advocate accused of threatening to order Bloods gang members to attack a neighbor paid himself a whopping $282,990 salary using city money.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Brooklyn anti-violence advocate arrested for threatening neighbor had $282K salary on the city dime”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An embattled anti-violence advocate accused of threatening a neighbor with a Bloods gang attack was paid a whopping $282,990 salary using city money, documents reveal.

Shanduke McPhatter’s astonishing earnings for fiscal year 2019 exceeded Mayor de Blasio’s salary of $258,541.

City Hall ordered McPhatter to reduce his salary following an audit by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. McPhatter’s paycheck was slashed to $157,828 in July, a mayoral spokeswoman confirmed.

The advocate’s nonprofit, Gangtas Making Astronomical Community Changes, has a $2.3 million deal for a wide array of services in 2020 to reduce violence behind bars and on the streets. Documents and tax records indicate the vast majority of the group’s funding comes from the city. A City Hall spokesman confirmed the entirety of McPhatter’s salary was paid by the city. The vast majority of G-MACC’s funding comes through city contracts, documents show.

“Many millions of taxpayer dollars are allocated to community based organizations across the city and the integrity of the process is paramount,” said Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island). “I hope the city can come together with us in the Council to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future.”

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