Senator Gianaris Questions Why Federal Goverment Sent a Constituent 32 US Government License Plates--New York Post, Feb. 24, 2011

Michael Gianaris

March 10, 2011

Man gets fed plates in security botch

By Chuck Bennett

It's enough to drive someone mad.

In a stunning security lapse, the federal General Services Administration mistakenly shipped nearly three dozen license plates marked "U.S. Government -- For Official Use Only" to a humble Queens accountant, The Post has learned......


Unsure of what to do with the plates, he handed them over to state Sen. Michael Gianaris, whose district office is in the same building.


But, Gianaris said, the GSA didn't appear overly concerned.

"The reaction we got was that this was business as usual," he said.

"This is not a time in our nation's history to be screwing around with federal identification. What would happen if they wound up in someone else's hands, someone who thought he could profit selling them -- or worse?"