Category: Housing authorities

The rat had a mole, the trap had a hole: Part 3, “virtually no records”

11 June, 2013 (09:00) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Housing authorities, HUD, Inspections, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]  By:David A. Smith  So far our review of Michael McLaughlin’s defrauding HUD has revealed that HUD’s inception system can be gamed by someone dishonest – actually, it’s extremely easy to game because the system hasn’t been engineered with scoundrels in mind.  All it takes is the […]

The rat had a mole, the trap had a hole: Part 2, “act surprised”

10 June, 2013 (09:14) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Housing authorities, HUD, Inspections, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1] By:David A. Smith  Yesterday’s post on Michael McLaughlin’s subversion of the HUD property inspection system, as a component in his capture and systematic draining of its resources, used a recent story in the Boston Globe (May 19, 2013) to demonstrate that Mr. McLaughlin was able to have his authority score […]

The rat had a mole, the trap had a hole: Part 1, “they had the list”

7 June, 2013 (13:45) | Apartments, Auditing, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Housing authorities, HUD, Inspections, Modernization funds, Public housing, Regulation, Rental |

  By:David A. Smith   Does it surprise anyone that convicted felon Michael McLaughlin evidently had an informants’ network that Whitey Bulger would envy?    I’m not giving up my network just yet   As reported in the Boston Globe (May 19, 2013):   Federal prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether federal officials or others […]

Month in Review, November

12 December, 2006 (09:13) | Housing authorities, Markets, Month in review, Politics |

[Previous months in review available here: Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May,  Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan-06, Dec-05.]     In America, November is election month, so naturally coverage thereof dominated our postings, starting with an overall perspective on The Democratic Congress: implications for affordable housing,   This is good news for affordable housing, because affordable […]