A Puertorican To Head The Organized Crime Control Commission
February 21, 2002
Mayor Bloomberg has appointed Jose Maldonado, a Puerto Rican, to head the Organized Crime Control Commission that will be responsible for combating illegal businesses in the city and protecting legitimate ones.
The mayor said that Maldonado is the right person for this position because he is well-known within the criminal justice system. "I cant be any happier to have Jose on my team," Bloomberg said as he announced Maldonados appointment.
Although the tasks of the new commission have not been fully determined,
it will oversee and consolidate regulation of licenses and investigations
Maldonado, 47, was the deputy attorney general for the Medicaid Fraud Unit in Albany. Before that, he was the commissioner of the city Department of Consumer Affairs and of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Bloomberg said he had been looking to find the right place for Maldonado
in his administration and was glad to have finally found it.
Translated from Spanish by Angelica Medaglia.