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$1 Million For Bridgeport Youth Club Unaccounted For

September 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Orcutt Boys Club

The historic Orcutt Boys and Girls Club at 102 Park Street in the East End of Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Photo: Brian A. Pounds, Hearst Connecticut Media

Seems the city isn’t the only one that can’t keep track of money. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

Where’s the money?

McCarthy was concerned when told Keeley could not account for the city’s full $980,000 purchase payment to Orcutt.

“It’s important they figure out what happened to the money,” he said.

Richard Saxl, the attorney who represented Orcutt at the time, confirmed this week that the money was received by him in 2014 and–minus his fee–forwarded to the club.

“The city did what it was supposed to,” Saxl said.

But Charlie Coviello, a new Orcutt board member and Keeley ally, said, “There was no paper trail.”

Bruno said he received an unspecified amount of back pay after forgoing a salary for a lengthy period of time.

He also said some of the $980,000 was used to pay off Orcutt’s fiscal obligations and for the day-to-day running of the club.

Read the full story “a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/1-million-for-Bridgeport-youth-club-unaccounted-9242825.php”>here.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Andrew C Fardy

    It sounds like this money just went the way many things go and that’s in someone’s pocket. Do we have a bill that details Mr. Bruno’s work hours? Do we have a cancelled check? Who can write checks for Orcutt? Where is the deposit slip for this so-called $1,000,000. This stinks to high heaven.

  • Bob Walsh

    Between Keeley, Bruno and McCarthy, what did you expect?

  • Andrew C Fardy

    Keeley is now in charge, he should know where the money is. He should have access to pay stubs and receipts. Keeley should know who authorized Bruno to get paid. If there was no one who authorized payment to Bruno then contact the police. The same holds true for all the money including the lawyer’s payment. Where is his bill?

  • flubadub

    These clowns haven’t been able to account for their funds for two decades. Twenty years ago the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America disowned them and the United Way stopped funding the clubs when these two and their Board were unable or unwilling to show where the money went.

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