And yes, he’s one of Lesniak’s boys. Worked for Cory Booker too. They keep company with the best kind of Democrats. Paying taxes is for the little people, not guys like Hiver Ambroise.
He appeared to be a young upstart, building sway in the state Democratic Party, at one time working as chief of staff for Sen. Raymond Lesniak of Union County.
He even appeared in the award-winning 2005 documentary, “Street Fight,” about the no-holds-barred 2002 Newark mayoral race between Cory Booker and Sharpe James.
And Hiver Ambroise is listed on 2010 payroll records for Empower Newark, a political action committee with close ties to Booker, who is now the mayor. What’s more, federal authorities say, Ambroise was paid handsomely as a Democratic consultant to Union County-based political and election committees in 2008 and 2009, making $144,000 one year, $109,000 the next.
But he never filed income tax returns for either year — or for the $28,000 he made as a political consultant in 2010.
Today, Ambroise, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark to failing to file tax returns from 2008 to 2010 and bilking the government out of $80,000 to $200,000 in tax money.
But of course the important thing is that we haven’t seen the tax returns from Mitt Romney’s first paper route. Because paying taxes is only important for Republicans. Democrats get a pass.