Jonathan Pelto, who’s filed an exploratory committee for an independent candidacy for governor, posted his latest story on Thursday regarding Board of Education member Ken Moales’ controversial day care facilities.
Question: Did the Malloy administration inappropriately aid and abet Moales’ in his successful effort to get a third daycare facility license on his property?
Question: Did Mayor Finch and his top staff help Moales get around zoning and code requirements for his new daycare facility?
Question: Although Moales was caught inappropriately billing taxpayers for more than $75,000, did Moales still collect more than what he was legally allowed to collect?
And the most important QUESTION of all … Are children in a daycare center and church run school that does not have a permanent certificate of occupancy and did not meet the legal requirements to be licensed?
These questions all arise from files of new evidence that has surfaced.
The documents raise the specter of potentially legal and financial wrongdoing by Reverend Kenneth Moales Jr. and his family as it relates to their newly acquired, state financed daycare center. The new center joins two others that are owned and operated by Moales’ family and rent space from Moales.
The fact is that every month, the taxpayers of Connecticut shell out tens of thousands of dollars in payments to a series of daycare centers owned by the Moales family, all of which are housed on church property that is owned and operated by Kenneth Moales.
Reverend Kenneth Moales Jr. is a key political ally of Mayor Bill Finch and Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy.
Moales served on Malloy’s illegal Bridgeport Public School Oversight Board and then won a seat on the re-constituted board thanks to Mayor Bill Finch. As a Bridgeport Board of Education Member, and eventually as its chairman, Moales who was one of Paul Vallas’ biggest supporters and helped move the public school privatization effort that was designed by Vallas and Stefan Pryor, Malloy’s Commissioner of Education.
The newly acquired documents call out for an independent investigation into whether Moales or others violated civil and criminal laws.
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