Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Town Democrats received a check recently in support of their candidates including the opponent of Republicrat Al Spain. The donation in the amount of $292.67 was courtesy of Jeff Spain, Al's brother and was deposited in the party checking account.
Each month a check will arrive from the Ulster County Sheriff who is enforcing a court ordered garnishment to repay the money misappropriated from the Town Democratic Committee checking account by Jeff Spain who personally issued the checks to his favorite charities after he lost control of the committee and refused to surrender the checking account.
When Jeff was party chair for a brief term, held an infamous show trial of opponents on the committee to purge them from the County Committee seats they were elected to. The trial, like his misappropriation of party funds, was without legal authority. In the cheering section that day was brother Al Spain who couldn't resist the stage show in support of his brother.
What a sterling example of tolerance for opposing views these boys demonstrated that day which is just one more reason neither should be any where near a position of authority in government.
There is some justice being extracted here by the fact that these court ordered repayments are now reimbursing the party the Spain's have tried to destroy and more than a little irony that brother Jeff's personal funds are fueling the campaign of Brother Al's Democratic opponent.
Posted by The North Greenbush Pipeline at 8:53 PM