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It was a real hoax. | Richard Hito’s blog

It was a real hoax. during the week , New York Post, Fox News and other conservative outlets made much of the story take place in Newburgh, New York. Homeless veterans have complained that they have been evicted from a hotel in this municipality to make room for immigrants sent by New York Mayor Eric Adams. “Scandal”, you can read on the first page of mail.

However, a group of seven men told the newspaper Mid-Hawson News avoir eté recrutés avec d’autres hommes dans un refuge de sans-abri pour se faire passer pour des vetérans qui avaient été expulsés d’un hôtel de Newburgh afin qu’une organization à but non-lucratif puisse commettre une fraude à l’égard du public.

The YIT Foundation, a nonprofit organization, took advantage of the publicity surrounding the “scandal” to raise money from the public who thought they were helping veterans. A local elected official, who has vocally denounced the veterans’ firing, admitted he was entrapped in the scam.

“I had absolutely no knowledge of any wrongdoing, and believed their stories to be true until a telephone conversation with Sharon yesterday afternoon, in which she explained to me that things had not happened. They did not go as she claimed,” she told the Albany Association. Brian Maher.

Fox News aired this thread after the article in Mid Hudson News :

Unless I’m mistaken, it is New York Post No correction was issued.