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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:54 AM

Inside the excellent crackdown on criminal ice cream trucks

https://nypost.com/2019/06/09/inside-the-excellent-crackdown-on-criminal-ice-cream-trucks/

Inside the excellent crackdown on criminal ice cream trucks

One challenge for any mayor running for national office is that New York isn’t like the rest of America. Last week, as New Yorkers finally began sweltering under summer-ish temperatures, the full weight of City Hall’s power came down on … the ice cream man. The crazy thing is that this harsh crackdown wasn’t crazy: On Gotham’s mean streets, selling ice cream to kids is a cutthroat business that requires the intervention of the city’s sheriff......

A little more than a year and a half ago, Fucito says, the city Department of Finance and his own Sheriff’s Office noticed that, when it came to ice cream trucks, the normal procedures of making sure that parking, speeding and red-light tickets get paid didn’t seem to be working. In general, if you accrue enough unpaid tickets, the sheriff can seize your money and property to satisfy the debt.

Yet the ice cream truck business found a clever way around this inducement to pay fines. From Softee Taste to Super Softee Express, the owners of 76 ice cream trucks allegedly evaded nearly $4.5 million in traffic fines. To avoid having their property seized, the owners transferred “the ticketed trucks to dummy corporate entities for less than fair value,” the city charges, repeatedly moving ownership “among a host of shell corporations.”

The fine legal minds of the ice cream business had allegedly figured out a weakness in the city’s enforcement method: The sheriff can’t seize your property to satisfy unpaid tickets if you transfer that property to someone else. “Knowing of the process and … timeline,” the ice cream men (and women) “rapidly transfer the registrations … to other shell corporations,” leaving the sheriff empty-handed, the city alleges.....

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Too bad for Mayor diBlobbio that his wife negligently lost that billion bucks.....

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:57 AM

1. Ice Cream, Hot Dogs and banning plastic straws

Good to see them solving the tough problems

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:59 AM

2. ".....Good to see them solving the tough problems....."

Yeah, apparently looking for that missing billion bucks isn't a priority.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:22 AM

3. All Big Cities are presently learning a hard lesson

Democrats cannot govern

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:50 AM

4. Yeah but the problem is right around the time people figure that out

Big Brother is entrenched and has assumed control.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:16 AM

5. Wow, organized crime among ice cream truck owners

Puts a whole new meaning to the term Rocky Road.

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