Friday, June 06, 2014

Iconic Structure

The Six Flags site has become our own version of the Brooklyn Bridge.. in the sense that con artists might attempt to sell it to you.

A judge in California sentenced Ngoc “Danny” Duong and Hong Lee “William” Wong last week to more than two years each in federal prison for defrauding investors by claiming they had won the right to demolish the theme park and sell the scrap metal.

After a trial that lasted 11 days, a jury in February convicted Duong, 61, and Wong, 46, of fabricating emails, a city services agreement and other written assurances purportedly penned by Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant, Property Management Director George Patterson and Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s economic development adviser, Aimee Quirk , among others.

Even New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux’s name appeared in three emails to explain delays in the project as Duong and Wong wrangled six figures from a California company, Cheery Way Inc., and two Chinese firms, according to prosecutors.
It works the other way too, of course.  The city's Industrial Development Board can keep pretending to offer it up for redevelopment too.  The bid applications are $5000 a pop. 

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