Glen Cove City Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti wants your buck. Per the New York State Board of Elections website, the parsimonious politician created his campaign finance committee this past January. His treasurer is Adam J. Sackowitz. Sackowitz, who is a former East Meadow School Board candidate and resident of Westbury, supported the Glen Cove United (Team Gallo) ticket in 2015 and donated to “Friends of Tony Gallo.”
I asked Sackowitz if he was aware of the phony “Drew Jones” Facebook account. As discussed in “Double Standard is the New Standard,” the bogus account routinely attacked critics of Spagnoletti and his Team Gallo colleagues. Following the 2015 election, the Beacon traced Jones to two geographical locations: Westbury and Glen Head. The Westbury location is coincidentally in proximity to the current address of “Friends of Efraim Spagnoletti.” When presented with this information, Sackowitz stated that he was not the fake Facebook account. I believe him as the common theme to political machinations is Spagnoletti–not Sackowitz. I also asked Sackowitz if he met Spagnoletti on or about 11/11/2015, which was the day the Beacon identified an approximate location of Jones, but he declined further comment.
I once supported Spagnoletti until seeing through the empty suit in early 2015. The final straw then was his failure to back Michael Bruschini’s article on a now false pay-raise story. Spagnoletti was the source of information. When the story broke, so did Spagnoletti’s courage to support it.
Over the past two years, the Beacon documented Spagnoletti’s overt actions and covert events that appeared to involve him. From the Glen Cove Wikipedia page that made Spagnoletti the only “notable” councilman to his multiple residencies, he continues to encourage more questions about him than he is willing to provide straight answers. His latest imbroglio is failing to file a financial disclosure form as required by Glen Cove City Code. Despite all of these events, Spagnoletti now wants your “dolla.” Caveat emptor!