The Daily News makes similar points-but goes further in crediting the role of WPU in the successful culmination of the AG's probe: "Two city economic development agencies have admitted to illegally lobbying the City Council to support a plan to overhaul gritty Willets Point...The agreement validates years of complaints from Willets Point business owners who charged the Flushing-Willets Point-Corona LDC and specifically its president, Claire Shulman, curried favor for a plan to take properties through eminent domain."
The News also cites WPU's complaint about the leniency of the AG's outcome: "Members of Willets Point United said sanctions should have been harsher. “There was a crime committed here,” said Willets Point United President Gerald Antonacci. “People ran for the hills when they were threatened with eminent domain. A lot of people who sold their properties would have never have sold it.”