Anthony Scaramucci might be the biggest name attached to the seven Port Washington properties he owns, but it’s not the only one.
Augustine DeFeo, Scaramucci’s maternal cousin, is a partner with the Port Washington native in six of the seven properties listed on his financial disclosure form that was published last week.
The Manhasset financier who served a tumultuous 10-day stint as White House communications director only has a financial interest in the properties, while DeFeo manages and maintains them, DeFeo said.
The properties represent “a small fraction of his income,” said DeFeo, 57, who owns Port Washington-based Competition Glass.
The financial disclosure form Scaramucci filed for his earlier job with the Export-Import Bank lists stakes in seven Port Washington properties: 10 Willowdale Ave., 11 Orchard St., 15 Smull Place, 166 Shore Road, 84 Shore Road, a company called Beach Haven Properties and another called Pop Pop’s Place.
DeFeo, a lifelong Port Washington resident, is a partner in all but Pop Pop’s Place, he said. The two Shore Road properties are both businesses, one a restaurant and the other a vacant office space, DeFeo said.
The Willowdale Avenue property is mixed-use, with a store and two houses on the lot, DeFeo said. The other three contain a total of eight one- and two-family homes, DeFeo said. Beach Haven Properties manages two homes on Firwood Avenue in Manorhaven, he said.
DeFeo and Scaramucci have owned the properties for more than 10 years, DeFeo said. DeFeo arranged the real estate deals and Scaramucci joined him. They have a third partner in the Willowdale Avenue and Orchard Street properties, DeFeo said.
Scaramucci’s stake in each property is valued between $250,000 and $500,000, according to his financial disclosure form. Three earn him between between $15,000 and $50,000, and the other three earn him between $50,000 and $100,000, the form says.
Scaramucci, the 53-year-old former CEO of the investment firm SkyBridge Capital, was at the center of three White House shakeups in his 10 days as President Donald Trump’s communications chief.
Then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned after Scaramucci took the job July 21 because he was reportedly unwilling to work below Scaramucci. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus left a week later after Scaramucci called him a “f—–g paranoid schizophrenic” in an expletive-laden interview with The New Yorker. And then Priebus’ successor, Gen. John Kelly, ousted Scaramucci on July 31, four days after that interview was published.
Scaramucci had also blamed Priebus for what he called the “leak” of his financial disclosure form, even though a reporter obtained it through a public request.
DeFeo said he didn’t want to discuss Scaramucci’s rise to prominence, but he said his cousin hasn’t changed through the course of it.
“He’s very family-oriented,” DeFeo said.
DeFeo said he has a copy of one of Scaramucci’s three books on the counter at his Competition Glass storefront in Port Washington. The business installs glass in cars, homes and businesses throughout Long Island and Westchester County.
Asked what he thought was next for Scaramucci, DeFeo said, “You’d have to do an interview with him.”