Project Veritas revealed that the mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, is spending millions in tax dollars to put illegal migrants into hotels in Rockland County, New York.
“They’re trying to turn it into a homeless shelter, like a migrant facility, and under zoning laws you can’t turn it into anything other than a hotel,” said Martin Uli, Assistant County Attorney for Rockland County.
An investigation by Project Veritas exposed the inner workings of a multi-million-dollar deal between the office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Hudson Valley hotel owner Ashok Bhatt, to house a large number of migrants in the 171-room Armoni Inn & Suites in Orangeburg, NY. Project Veritas captured these admissions by Martin Uli on video, utilizing undercover journalism.
The lease document obtained by Project Veritas reveals a proposed deal between Rapid Reliable Testing NY, LLC (“DocGo”) and Palisades EOM LLC for $6,241,500 per year for five years to rent the rooms totaling $31,207,500. NYC uses DocGo to contract with hotels. DocGo has been the subject of Project Veritas in 2022 reporting which investigated their role in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children in New York City. Uli admits on camera that if the money had been better spread around, there would have been less resistance to the Mayor’s scheme, “...if Rockland was getting a piece of the pie, they wouldn't have sent the health inspectors to that hotel.” In a May 2023 interview with ABC News, New York Governor Kathy Hochul admitted, “We have a challenge, there are over 72,000 people arriving. This is a situation no one asked for.” Currently, migrants are being housed in multiple hotels, including at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the Knights Inn in Liberty and the Crossroads Hotel in Newburg. According to published reports, the crisis is expected to cost New York over four billion dollars, of which only 37% is expected to be covered by state and federal funds. Are you aware of this happening in your area? Send us a tip at VeritasTips@ProtonMail.com! About Project Veritas Project Veritas is a non-profit journalism news organization conducting undercover reporting. Project Veritas investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society. Project Veritas is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Raw Quotes MARTIN ULI, ASSISTANT COURT ATTORNEY, HONORABLE THOMAS P. ZUGIBE, ROCKLAND CO COURTHOUSE, ROCKLAND, NY: “But in terms of hotels, if Rockland wanted it, if Rockland was getting a piece of the pie, they wouldn’t have sent the health inspectors to that hotel.” MARTIN ULI: “Basically, the county of Rockland is just trying to keep them shut down because they don’t want them to operate. So, the hotel is saying that, ‘There’s really no reason because it’s illegal for us to operate as anything other than a hotel,’ and they’re [Rockland County] just like, finding health violations. Loose nails. Stuff like that." MARTIN ULI: “The illegal part is they can’t operate, like under zoning restrictions. They can’t be anything else other than a hotel.” MARTIN ULI: “Yeah. Yeah, because they’re trying to turn it into a homeless shelter, like a migrant facility, and under zoning laws you can’t turn it into anything other than a hotel.” JOURNALIST, PROJECT VERITAS: “Okay, and who’s making the case to turn it into that?” MARTIN ULI: “New York City. Mayor Adams.” PATRICK FRENCH, HEAD OF MAINTENANCE, ARMONI INN & SUITES, ORANGEBURG, NY: “I don’t know why Ashok took that deal, man. He should never take that deal. He’s just watching the money.”
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