Potentially bad days ahead at the Binghamton Urban League

For those that are interested in watching organizations that receive Government funding, looking for waste and corruption, we suggest that an eye be placed to the New York Binghamton Urban League. While at this time we cannot fully confirm what has been told to us, we expect that an investigation will be under way shortly.

No names, nor will we say what exactly has been reported to us. We will say that our source is privy to the current ongoing situation. As it appears, there will be a big story here.

Again, we say this with more than a grain of salt. We have not been able to confirm this news. We will strive to do so, and if our source is proven to be false we will print a complete retraction.

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Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

3 Comments on "Potentially bad days ahead at the Binghamton Urban League"


    We have audited the accompanying statements as submitted by Jennifer Lesko, CEO of the Broome County urban league in conjunction with the financial position of the Broome County Urban League of Binghamton New York, as of December 31, 2012, and the related statements of activities, changes in assets, and functional expenses for the year then ended. Our responsibility (that of the score team) is to express our opinion on the condition of these state financial statements based on our audit.

    We have conducted our audit in accordance with the auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan to perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance as to whether the financial statements are free material misstatement. An audit includes examining the articles on a test basis, seeking evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates by the manager as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our final opinion.

    In our opinion, the financial statements referred to in the above present unfairly all material respects the financial position of the Urban League of Broome County as of December 31, 2012 It is our belief that the statements herein include many misstatements. Incongruities, mistakes, sloppiness, and in some cases, material misrepresentation, and, therefore will conclude that the statements represent an unfair and incomplete monetary position of the Urban League of Broome County. Our finding in some cases cause us to believe that further investigation of the audit results may be necessary by other agencies.
    Further, we are concerned about the long term health and the credibility of the Urban League of Broome County. If there are substantial changes in the financial management processes and a documented procedure with significant changes to the methods of billing of grants, payments, transfer of money, payments to employees, none of which are in our opinion constant nor in many cases properly documents. Until these changes are implemented we believe that the Urban League is on a track to lose its franchise with the National Urban League of Broome County.

    The SCORE review team offers to review our results with the baseline materials with members of the Board of Directors off-site from the Urban League to show you the basis of our findings. SCORE will retain these items for our records and make them available to any other review agency that wishes to review theses items for their purposes.

  2. Jennifer Lesko | February 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm |

    In response to the above comment; I am not sure where you are getting your information from. This information is totally incorrect. This past year as in previous years,we had as required per our granting agencies,our annual program audits, our required agency annual audit as well as a required audit from the National Urban League. This is one of the best years we have had as an agency and we continue to grow and expand our programs.

    Due to the nature of these false accusations, we requested assistance from the National Urban League as well as our attorneys to discontinue these false allegations.

    I am available to answer any questions you may have about the Urban League.

    Jennifer Lesko

  3. Ms. Lesko,

    We do not censor comments without proof or unless they violate decency, nor do we confirm or deny what was said prior.

    As for the situation on 2011 – we spoke with the National Urban League at the time, and they neither confirmed nor denied the potential situation that was provided to us from a source we had confidence in, and they have never responded since our initial requests. We stated at the time that this was speculative, and that we were seeking more information – no allegation was made, though concern was stated. In the over 2 years that this article has existed, the Urban League has never contacted us on this matter, until your comment.

    At this time, we feel that the matter is settled. If you wish to contact us, please contact the corporation – our contact information is public and available. If you have issue with the comment by Jason, or the organization that he claims to represent, contact them on the matter.

Thank you for lending your voice. We appreciate hearing what you have to say.

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