Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cuomo donations under scrutiny

From Bloomberg News:

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s campaign fund took tens of thousands of dollars from law firms representing clients his office investigated or accused of wrongdoing, state records show.

Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, a New York law firm led by David Boies, gave Cuomo $35,000 this year, records show. The firm represents former American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Maurice “Hank” Greenberg in a civil fraud case the attorney general is pursuing. Lawyers defending Dell Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and a former state political party chief in Cuomo cases also contributed to him, records show.

Cuomo’s donation forms ask contributors to sign a statement saying they have no “matter” pending with him. That rule “does not extend to attorneys representing persons or entities with matters before the NYS Attorney General’s office,” the form states, mirroring predecessors’ policies. The exception creates the appearance of impropriety, ethics experts said.

11 comments:

Taxpayer said...

Why should Cuomo have to be ethical?

He took the job from Spitter, and inherited all the unethical practices of that office and his own family.

And, anyway, he doesn't have to be any more ethical than the US Attorney General, who lied about who decided that the terrorists must be tried in a federal court in NYC, and who represented many terrorists himself.

Or, any more ethical than the Constitutional Law expert Obama, whose closest friends are terrorists (and write of their terrorism), Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, proud Weather Undergrounders killers and bombers, who even bombed the pentagon and killed cops. Have doubts? Read: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/11/books/no-regrets-for-love-explosives-memoir-sorts-war-protester-talks-life-with.html?pagewanted=all

Yes, we have exemplars of ethics in Spitter, Cuomo, Holder, Obama, Ayers, and Dohrn.

Taxpayer said...

Why should Cuomo have to be ethical?

He took the job from Spitter, and inherited all the unethical practices of that office and his own family.

And, anyway, he doesn't have to be any more ethical than the US Attorney General, who lied about who decided that the terrorists must be tried in a federal court in NYC, and who represented many terrorists himself.

Or, any more ethical than the Constitutional Law expert Obama, whose closest friends are terrorists (and write of their terrorism), Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, proud Weather Undergrounders killers and bombers, who even bombed the pentagon and killed cops. Have doubts? Read: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/11/books/no-regrets-for-love-explosives-memoir-sorts-war-protester-talks-life-with.html?pagewanted=all

Yes, we have exemplars of ethics in Spitter, Cuomo, Holder, Obama, Ayers, and Dohrn.

Anonymous said...

dON'T FORGET, HE IS ALSO A BIG REASON WE ARE IN THE SUBPRIME MTGE MESS.

georgetheatheist said...

Andrew Cuomo - the Personification of Evil.

For you scholars out there, I cite again the article by the Village Voice reporter, Wayne Barrett: "Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie. How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis."

That's right. "Gave birth to the mortgage crisis." During the Clinton administration. Check it out:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-08-05/news/how-andrew-cuomo

Anonymous said...

Remember what Cuomo Junior did during his reign at HUD. Scandalous isn't the word. Note how quiet his pop has been---- he won't even endorse his own son. That says a lot.

Lino said...

Love how you people can completely ignore the scandals of republicans.

Practice saying: Governor Cuomo.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Cuomo is not as smart as his father but just as bad for New York.

The citizens of New York are still paying the price of the lunatics that daddy Cuomo subjected them to as judges.

Say No
to Cuo-Mo

georgetheatheist said...

Here's the problem with the Cuomos.

Mario tells the story of when he was growing up in Jamaica a strong wind pushed over a tree in the backyard of his house. After the storm, Mario's old man, an Italian immigrant, says to him: "Mario we gonna pusha the tree back up!" So the two of them reset the tree in the hole and it flourishes.

Mario cites this incident as how it is our duty to help the poor and unfortunate. To right their dire predicament. So, he advocates, as does his son, governmental welfare programs to "ameliorate the injustice" that he sees.

What the two of them fail to realize is that private enterprise righted the tree.

Anonymous said...

Another thief heard from. I'm sure the idiots of NYC will vote him in as Governor. You think Patterson is bad? Wait till Andy takes over. Another crooked politician. I guess New Yorkers will never learn.

Anonymous said...

Kevin" Dukun Donuts" Kim received $5000.00 campaign donations from members of Boies Schiller & Flexner.

fortunatley they could not vote for "Dukun" in district 19.

Anonymous said...

Good....look up his ass too!
Eventually shit gets uncovered!

Why trust even the attorney general?

Maybe the "tweeded" have finally awakened!

Remember...if you call the FBI regarding political corruption you're not a "stoolie" you're doing your civic duty!

Bravo and brava !

Don't let political scum at any level destroy your voice in government.

They can't steal it if you don't give it away by remaining cynical and apathetic!