Wilberforce Profs Question Payments To Rev. Floyd Flake

Source: Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein / New York Post

New York political kingmaker and religious leader Floyd Flake rakes in the cash — and leaves wreckage behind, critics say.

For five years, the former congressman headed one of the largest churches in the country in Queens while simultaneously running a small college in Ohio — pocketing hundreds of thousands in salary and benefits from both places.

Now Wilberforce University faculty members say he bled them dry, setting the storied black Protestant college on the road to financial ruin.

“He came in and looted the place,” said Robert Fitrakis, a lawyer for the faculty who filed a complaint last month with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

The faculty is seeking to oust the current board and Flake’s handpicked successor, charging that they have breached their legal and financial duties.

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