Chronicle article sparks Census probe demand

Michael Gianaris

April 21, 2011

Queens Chronicle wrote about the letter Senator Gianaris sent to US Attorney Loretta Lynch regarding the severely inaccurate census numbers. We believe there was fraud in how the numbers were obtained.

After reading “Making Sense of the 2010 Census” in the April 14 edition of the Queens Chronicle, state Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) has asked the United States Attorney to investigate the Census process.

“I write to you today based on new information indicating malfeasance that may rise to the level of criminal culpability,” Gianaris wrote in a letter to Eastern District U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, sent Friday and referring to this editor’s work. “Specifically Ms. Daley’s sources reveal that Census workers in Queens were ordered by managers to ‘slow down’ their efforts and ‘stretch their cases,’” Gianaris continued.

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