You can’t fault the Friars Club for its sense of humor.
At most businesses, a criminal conviction would get you fired — at the Friars, it gets you a promotion.
The embattled club sent out a wild e-mail Wednesday night reassuring members that the 2017 FBI raid at its 55th Street clubhouse, and subsequent probe, had uncovered no wrongdoing on the part of the club.
And it announced that — as part of their plan to get the club back on track — executive director Michael Gyure has been made the club’s “executive producer.”
The message didn’t mention that Gyure is awaiting sentencing for hiding nearly half a million dollars paid to him by the club from the IRS.
Gyure pleaded guilty in January to one count of filing false returns.
The letter from the club’s board said, “We are writing this letter to inform the membership that the investigation resulted in no claims, charges or allegations against the club and that we are not the target or subject of any ongoing investigations by the US attorney’s office.”
Announcing several staff changes, it said, “Gyure will become our executive producer and will focus primarily on re-establishing our relationship with the entertainment industry, our pursuit of new members and the production of roasts and other special assignments.”