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02-07-2010, 12:21 PM
DOESN'T WASH: An appeal on behalf of '05 New Orleans flood victims by Gregory Meeks (left) and Malcolm Smith remained on the Web last week -- even though they can't account for cash they've already raised.

Devastated Hurricane Katrina survivors from New Orleans were left high and dry by a charity set up to help them by state Sen. Malcolm Smith and Rep. Gregory Meeks of Queens.

Only $1,392 of at least $31,000 raised to help Katrina families was paid, tax records show, and just about everybody involved with the charity -- including the two Democratic pols -- claim ignorance as to where the rest of the money went.

Meeks said in a statement that "the funds were utilized to help sustain displaced evacuees," but refused to provide further detail. He said money was administered by an unidentified director and that "a committee of community representatives functioned as advisers to the fund."

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The Bobster
01-10-2016, 08:00 AM

Gregory Meeks has no city permit for his Queens mansion
By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
January 10, 2016 | 5:58am

Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks (center) Photo: AP

Rep. Gregory Meeks has been living in his 6,000-square-foot Queens mansion for nearly a decade — without city authorization.

He never got a required certificate of occupancy for the custom-built Hollis home, finished in late 2006.

A temporary certificate of occupancy, which he needed to get his mortgage, expired Jan. 4, 2007, and was never renewed, city records show.

“If you want to get technical, he’s not supposed to be living there,” said Mark Maimon, vice president of Sterling National Bank’s Residential Mortgage Division. “Without the certificate of occupancy, it’s not considered . . . to be a habitable residence until the city can get in there and make sure everything is safe and sound.”

The Department of Buildings sent an inspector to the home when it received a complaint about the lapse in November, but no one was home. It left a notice on the door saying it had been there and to call the agency.

The Democrat said he would address the situation.

“Until recently, I had no idea that there had only been a temporary certificate of occupancy. I will be in touch with the Buildings Department and the architect to bring this into compliance,” he said in a statement.

The home has created controversy for Meeks.

He borrowed $624,000 to buy the $830,000 property and took out a $78,000 line of credit.

Then, in 2007, Meeks got a $40,000 “loan” from businessman Edul Ahmad that he said went to furnishing and other household needs. He made no payments on it and claimed to have lost the loan paperwork. :rolleyes:

It was paid only in 2010 after the FBI began probing Ahmad, later indicted in a mortgage-fraud scheme.

The House Ethics Committee opened a probe after Meeks failed to report the loan. It dropped the matter after Ahmad refused to help.

To repay Ahmad, Meeks borrowed $60,000, taking out a mortgage with a company belonging to Democratic donor Dennis Mehiel.