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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Masterminding the Possibilities

Joel's Sugar Daddy

A cursory glance at Speaker candidate Joel Rivera's financial filings seems to reveal a fairly run-of-the-mill Council spread. You've got your unions comprising 15% of JR's contributions; you've got your lobbyists and PACs at 11%; and real estate at 10%.

Joel's grassrootsiness seems pretty good as well. A respectable 48% of Rivera's contributors gave $100 or less, while the average contribution fell at a very reasonable $280.

Lookin' good! Lookin' good!

Enter Radame Perez II.

Radame is the Executive Vice President of Mastermind Real Estate Development Corp.

Radame is also Rivera's largest financial intermediary (aka "bundler"). Radame brought in over $21,000 to Rivera's campaign coffers ... meaning that Radame - and Radame alone - now owns 21% of Rivera Corp.

Coincidentally, Radame also serves on Community Board 6 in the Bronx, where he co-chairs both the Land Use and the Economic Development committees.

We say: very synergistic!

Think Radame's got game?

Honestly, we haven't a clue ... but if access to Rivera ever becomes a problem for you, we suggest simply emailing your outrage to Radame at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does this not surprise me?

4:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

um... why did they name it mastermind real estate?

3:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

very prophetic, i'd say!

4:49 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dont forget!

8:47 AM

Anonymous Nelson said...

Hay! I know Radame and his family. They have been involved in community service for some 40 years in the Bronx. They as a family individually and collectively created more jobs, Housing and economic development in this Bronx without taxpayer’s dollars than any elected official. They have a long record of public service, from public safety, Civil Rights, Education, and health and Hospitals; I am glade to see that the next generation has continued in public service.

8:02 AM


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