NY Lawmaker Says He Was Lied To About Homeless Vets Being Displaced By Migrants

  • The founder of a charitable organization has been accused of fabricating a story about homeless veterans being kicked out of New York hotel rooms to make room for migrants.
  • State Assemblyman Brian Maher told the Times Union this week that he had been misled about a situation purportedly involving homeless veterans, adding that he was “devastated and disheartened” as the story unfolded.
  • The initial report, from the New York Post, featured claims from Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation, who said that 20 homeless veterans were told they would need to end their stay early at hotels not far from New York City and find somewhere else to go.
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