Friday, February 27, 2015

Carl Green spent $15,920 on designer bags

This morning, Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman break another story about Garl Greene's misdeeds.

Carl Green spent $15,920 on designer bags

This morning, Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman break another story about Garl Greene's misdeeds.

NO DOUBT, Carl R. Greene had a lot of baggage.

Specifically, 20 leather-trimmed Tumi carry-on duffel - at $796 apiece - compliments of taxpayers.

In September 2009, Greene, then-executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, bought the luxury bags for $15,920 from Nordstrom, according to a purchase order obtained yesterday by the Daily News.

Greene kept one for himself and gave the rest to high-ranking PHA executives.

Check out the rest of the story here.

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