Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly got freebies at Harvard Club
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has gotten a free ride at the Harvard Club for the last eight years, with meals, drinks and membership dues covered by a private foundation, a website reported Monday.
Membership dues of about $1,500 a year at the exclusive club for Harvard alumni on W. 44th St. - along with the tab for Kelly and his guests to dineand drink - are picked up by the nonprofit NewYork City Police Foundation, according to nypdconfidential.com.
Kelly, who got a master's degree in public administration at Harvard, has declined to hand over the names of the guests he entertains to the foundation's board, the website reported. The police foundation funds special programs not covered by the NYPD's budget.
Kelly has failed to disclose the foundation's coverage of his expenses in his financial filings to the city's Conflicts of Interest Board, The New York Times reported last night. High-ranking city officials are required to disclose gifts exceeding $1,000.
The only such gifts Kelly has reported since 2004 are five plane rides to Florida last year and six in 2008, all provided by and shared with Mayor Bloomberg.
A police source confirmed that Kelly will amend his financial disclosure forms with the Conflicts of Interest Board.
Kelly will report that the foundation paid the estimated $1,500 in dues