City finance commissioner moves to Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

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August 19, 2013 by apicomely

At the end of September, David Frankel is slated to replace William Rapfogel, 58, who last week was fired from the nonprofit organization he headed for 21 years amid allegations of financial shenanigans. The Met Council did not immediately reveal what Frankels salary would be. Rapfogel, who made $417,000 a year, was canned after the Mets board found financial irregularities under his tenure. Rapfogel is believed to have purchased insurance policies at inflated prices using the Met Councils money and then received kickbacks from the agent, Century Coverage Corp., a source said. His wife, Judy, who serves as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silvers chief of staff, has her own ties to the insurance company.

Fate of Polish finance minister not known until November: deputy PM

Sources told Reuters on Friday Tusk was planning to dismiss Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski as part of a major cabinet reshuffle planned in a few months’ time to help rebuild the flagging support for the ruling Civic Platform party. “In my opinion, whether Minister Rostowski will remain in the government will be decided in November at the earliest,” Piechocinski told public radio. State television broadcaster TVP quoted a government spokesman as saying reports of Rostowski’s departure were mere speculation and no decisions about individual ministers would be made until the middle of the government’s four-year term, which started in November 2011. Rostowski has been Poland’s finance minister for six years, making him the country’s longest-standing finance chief since the end of Communism in 1989.

Polish PM plans to replace Finance Minister Rostowski within months: sources

Tusk’s ruling Civic Platform party has been losing support because of the economic downturn. No decision has yet been made about who would replace Rostowski. Janusz Lewandowski, currently an EU budget commissioner, has been mulled for the post but two of the sources said he had told them that he was not interested. Jan Krzystof Bielecki, former primer minister and currently Tusk’s chief economic adviser, and Dariusz Rosati, the chairman of the parliament’s public finance committee, have also been named as possible replacements.

Finance commish chosen to head Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty after Rapfogel firing

The social services giant is being looked at by the city Department of Investigation and the city has since suspended millions of dollars in funding to the Met Council, which gets a lions share of its $33 million budget from the federal, state and city governments. Rapfogel, whose wife is the chief of staff to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, had been its CEO since 1992. He has apologized for wrongdoing without providing specifics. Frankel has served as Finance Commissioner since 2009. His first day is Sept.


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