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It’s a health care nonprofit intended as a lifeline to New York City’s poorest and most vulnerable communities—but it’s become a money hose for the former chief fundraiser of the Democratic National Committee.
Henry Muñoz, the San Antonio-born son of an ally to labor legend Cesar Chavez, has held many titles over the years: DNC vice-chair, DNC finance chair, co-creator of the progressive group Latino Victory, head of the board at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Latino, even owner of the Will Ferrell-founded production company Funny or Die.
But among his most lucrative gigs yet has been as consultant to SOMOS Community Care. Since 2018, the nonprofit network of physicians’ offices for New York’s most marginalized residents has paid Muñoz more than $30 million.