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Old 12-29-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Default Legis. John Ciotti gets $300G NUMC job

The Nassau County Medical Center is losing close to $50M and they hire an out of work legislator to a position which he has no qualifications, and they give him a $40K raise over the prior counsel. Meanwhile the county is laying off 260 employees and reducing salary of hundreds.


"Nassau Legis. John Ciotti (R-North Valley Stream), who lost his bid for re-election in November after 16 years in office, has been named the $300,000-a-year general counsel of the Nassau University Medical Center and associated facilities.
The board of directors for NuHealth, the public benefit corporation that operates NUMC, the county's only public hospital, voted unanimously Dec. 13 to appoint Ciotti, effective Jan. 1, said spokeswoman Shelley Lotenberg."



Legis. John Ciotti gets $300G NUMC job
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Wouldn't say he has no qualifications to be a general counsel, which is just the head lawyer for the hospital...
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Mr. Ciotti is a local practicing attorney. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1980. He specializes in civil litigation, commercial law, and domestic relations.

Among his professional accomplishments, Mr. Ciotti has been employed in the tax department of a Big "8" accounting firm. He further served as legal counsel to the Hempstead Town Sanitation District No. 6. He also served as a hearing officer hearing labor grievances.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Politicians suck!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Wouldn't say he has no qualifications to be a general counsel, which is just the head lawyer for the hospital...

There are many lawyers with those same qualifications. His experience, chairman of the Western Water Auth., Counsel toTown of Hempstead Santitation District, and oh yes his degree from the prestigious Ohio Northern Law School.

He is a political parasite that has been at the feed bag his entire life, they could have done much better for that salary, he has no qualifications to be deserve being put in that position at a hospital, with a raise no less. The other candidates in their extensive search were..........
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:40 PM
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Location: Lindy 1/2, Chicago 1/2
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There are many lawyers with those same qualifications. His experience, chairman of the Western Water Auth., Counsel toTown of Hempstead Santitation District, and oh yes his degree from the prestigious Ohio Northern Law School.

He is a political parasite that has been at the feed bag his entire life, they could have done much better for that salary, he has no qualifications to be deserve being put in that position at a hospital, with a raise no less. The other candidates in their extensive search were..........
Well, it could have been worse. At least he wasn't just hired as another LI school principal or administrator making $450,000 or even $500,000.

But you're right it's a lot of dough for a bankrupt hospital to pay a General liar, I mean, lawyer.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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There are many lawyers with those same qualifications. His experience, chairman of the Western Water Auth., Counsel toTown of Hempstead Santitation District, and oh yes his degree from the prestigious Ohio Northern Law School.
You said he has "no qualifications". Guess you're moving the goal posts now.
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He is a political parasite that has been at the feed bag his entire life, they could have done much better for that salary, he has no qualifications to be deserve being put in that position at a hospital, with a raise no less. The other candidates in their extensive search were..........
Welcome to politics.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Well, it could have been worse. At least he wasn't just hired as another LI school principal or administrator making $450,000 or even $500,000.

But you're right it's a lot of dough for a bankrupt hospital to pay a General liar, I mean, lawyer.
I love it how people have a snarky comment about lawyers until they need one. Then their attorney becomes the reincarnation of F Lee Bailey
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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I love it how people have a snarky comment about lawyers until they need one. Then their attorney becomes the reincarnation of F Lee Bailey

Yes, tell it to these people.
http://www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org/
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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You said he has "no qualifications". Guess you're moving the goal posts now.Welcome to politics.
Yes he is qualified, worked on the legislature on the health commmittee, and he lost his reelection bid making him more than qualified. I have seen this played out in politics too may times, NUMC, MTA, OTB, you name it, all are retirement homes for displaced politicians.

I seem to recall that these so called somewhat independent organizations were created for their effciency and non-political status in the begginning. What we have are bascially cells that no one seems to have any control over.

This one was a rather arrogant decision by a politically controlled board, giving an out-of-work politician a position with a raise, the same day workers making less than his raise were walking out the door. The fact is that they are in deficit and the board seemed to feel that they had to sweeten the deal, as if he wouldn't have taken the job for less, where else was he going, OTB?
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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Default Taking Care of their own

Todays editorial:

"Just days before the end of his career as a legislator, which had a base salary of $39,500, Ciotti, a lawyer with no experience in the complex field of health-care regulation, was named by the board of trustees as the hospital's general counsel. He even got a raise before stepping through the door. His $300,000 salary is $40,000 higher than what was paid to the highly regarded health-care lawyer who left the post, and higher than the going rate for such a position. The new job description will now include the hiring of outside attorneys who have the special expertise required."

"Just over 18 months ago, a freshly elected Mangano exercised his right to name the chairman of the hospital's board. So he replaced Martin Payson, a specialist in hospital turnarounds, with Craig Rizzo, a malpractice attorney now on the speed dials of Mangano and Mondello."


Nassau party in power cares for its own
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