This guy just won't go away! Vince Meconi, longtime Delaware government bureaucrat and Democrat insider is back on government payroll. Meconi has been at top levels of Delaware government since 1993 and one of those posts, as the head of DHSS led him to the land of infamy. He was the head of the agency that was responsible for the Delaware Psychiatric Center abuses. Meconi presided over rapes, assaults and retaliations against whistle blowers at DPC and yet was given a generous pension for his inaction. While he led DHSS, Meconi hauled in a whopping $143,000 and his pension for all his failures is $7,633.56 per month ($91,602.72 per year). Heck of a pay cut for someone who is used to a 6 figure salary but not to worry. While Meconi was out of work when Minner left office, the new Democrat leadership under Markell was just as corrupt and as such, a lifetime bureaucrat holdover from Minner is useful. That's why Markell hired Meconi and invited him to double dip. While still receiving his pension pay, Meconi was given a job with the new administration, short term of course (the job lasted nearly a year) pulling down just $73,125 in taxpayer funds. All together, Meconi's annual take of taxpayer funds came to nearly $165,000.
Even the establishment politicians in the Republican Party see Meconi as a problem. Greg Lavelle, one of the more establishment of the establishment Republicans, filed a FOIA request to look into the Meconi hiring. Now Vince is back, this time at the County level. Incoming New Castle County Executive Paul Clark has hired good old Vince to be the deputy chief administrative officer of New Castle County. This is a post he first held with the State government under Tom Carper. Is it any wonder that Delaware elected Chris Coons and John Carney to Washington? The people of this state are gluttons for punishment and they love being taken for fools and having lifelong politicians steal millions from the taxpayers. This just goes to show that in Delaware, just when you think you're out, they pull you BACK IN!
DPC Unions expect inquiries
Timeline of abuses