Vincent Pinela once had a steamy relationship with Democratic Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera. Now that the hot relationship has fizzled and the illegitimate money is gone Vincent is spilling the beans on his ex-lover.
According to an exclusive interview done by the New York Post, “Naomi Rivera allegedly used a taxpayer-funded nonprofit as her personal piggy bank, installed her unqualified lover as the group’s leader — and then helped him get a fat raise so he could take her on nice dates.
“I had no background in nonprofits,” said former boyfriend Vincent Pinela, who detailed the shocking arrangement to The Post.
Pinela, a personal trainer, was executive director of the Bronx Council for Economic Development from 2006, when he started dating Rivera, until 2010, shortly after they broke up.
“I shouldn’t have been hired,” he said.
The allegations come a week after The Post revealed that Rivera put the man she dated after Pinela, Tommy Torres, on her state payroll. He was paid $1,100 a week as a “community-relations director” at the same time he had a full-time job as a Brooklyn gym teacher and coach.
Rivera, 47, steered hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Bronx group, while Pinela, 40, was running the nonprofit and the two were living together.
After he was hired at $60,000, Rivera told him he needed to ask for a raise because she believed the couple “needed to be able to go out and do things,” Pinela said she told him. His salary climbed to $75,000 just three months after he started.”
Read more allegations at the New York Post…