REISMAN COLUMN: Fringe Benefit Firestorm


The weird political odyssey of Joe Spiezio continues.

SpiezioSpiezio, who owns several garbage-hauling business, is a deputy police commissioner in Mount Vernon. The job — if it can be called a job — has no written responsibilities. It pays him $1 a year. But another controversy is brewing that has the city in an uproar.

Spiezio says he’ entitled to health insurance, courtesy of Mount Vernon taxpayers. And the mayor agrees.

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