“Serious Corruption in Suffolk County,” So Says Top Elected Official

During a June 4 general meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, DuWayne Gregory — the county Legislature’s Presiding Officer and, like current County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat — said he spoke with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about allegations of corruption within Suffolk County government. “I made a serious allegation,” Mr. Gregory told those in attendance. “I’ve spoken to the FBI about my allegations. Do you know what the FBI said? They said there was serious corruption in Suffolk County.”

Mr. Gregory went on to say how embarrassing it was to have a federal agency speak this way on Suffolk County government. He further stated, “They have to clean up their act, because they are embarrassing Suffolk County. … When the federal government is saying that … ‘you preside over a corrupt government,’ I take that very seriously.”

(Mr. Gregory begins speaking at the 1:41:10 mark. The video can be seen here: https://livestream.com/scnylegislature/events/8506009/videos/192070526.)

“Unfortunately, this comes as no surprise, as we’ve seen several scandals in Suffolk County during Bellone’s tenure,” said Dean Murray, Campaign Manager for John Kennedy, who is running for County Executive. Numerous corruption scandals have surfaced over the past several years, including the indictments or convictions of the Suffolk County District Attorney, the Assistant District Attorney in charge of the county’s Government Corruption Bureau, the Chief of the Police Department and the county’s information technology (IT) director.

Mr. Murray said, “It’s time to #SaveSuffolk, and we can do so by electing John Kennedy as our new Suffolk County Executive on November 5th, 2019.”