Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera also put son on payroll, records show
Last Updated: 5:52 AM, September 9, 2012
Posted: 12:23 AM, September 9, 2012
The Bronx assemblywoman with the sexy, secret Facebook page — who is already facing probes for getting two lovers government jobs — also kept her rapper son on the taxpayer-funded payroll, The Post has learned.
Records show GianCarlo Fret, 29 — who raps as “GC” and is pictured double-fisting vodka bottles on social-media pages — raked in tens of thousands of dollars in government and campaign jobs, including:
* $22,335 as a “student assistant” at the state Department of State in 2008 and part of 2009, while it was run by Lorraine Cortez Vazquez, a former president of the politically connected Hispanic Federation and ex-board member of his mother’s charity, the Bronx Council for Economic Development.
* $10.34 an hour as a “temporary clerk” at the Bronx Board of Elections from 2004 to 2005.
* $2,875 for purported campaign work in 2007. The Bronx Democratic Trustees Committee, controlled by his grandfather, then-Bronx party boss Assemblyman José Rivera, paid Fret $1,675 in consulting fees between June and July. His mom’s campaign shelled out $1,200 in wages to her son a month later.
* $1,250 in campaign payments in 2006 from the Committee to Elect Naomi Rivera and the trustees committee.
Like his mom, Fret is not shy on social media. In Myspace and Instagram photos, he is seen hoisting vodka, posing with his motorcycle crew and on the arm of a “Mrz. Starburst.”
He promotes his music online. In “Guilty All the Time,” he raps, “You caught me red handed while my hand was in the cookie jar/Gonna cop a plea know that’s not my cup of tea.”
Fret writes in a bio that his mom moved him to Brentwood, LI, at age 4 and back to The Bronx when he was 13.
“Being subjected to the streets of the Boogie Down Bronx was a major culture shock; coming from ‘the Wood,’ ” he wrote on classictonelive.com.
Naomi Rivera, 49, also had a job for his former live-in girlfriend, Ebony Rubio, hiring her as a constituent liaison in her office making up to $27,063 a year between 2008 and 2010, records show.
Rubio got $700 in 2007 from Rivera’s campaign and $60 in 2008 from the party’s war chest, which Rubio said was for “petitioning.”
Rubio called claims that Rivera hired her because of her relationship “false.”
Rivera’s in hot water for getting jobs for lovers. Ex-squeeze Vincent Pinela became executive director of the Bronx Council for Economic Development, where, he says, he was ordered to misuse funds.
Current beau Tommy Torres was hired at her Assembly office while he was a full-time gym teacher and part-time coach.
Rivera paid a $10,000 retainer fee to law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher on Aug. 27, her latest campaign finance filings show.
She refused to answer questions, saying she’s the victim of a media “vendetta.” Her son did not respond to messages requesting comment.
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