Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quinn gives back dirty money

From the NY Post:

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plans to return $2,000 from convicted felons after The Post questioned the campaign cash she was holding in her probable run for mayor.

Her 2013 campaign will give back a $1,000 donation from Ponzi schemer Kenneth Starr, formerly of Starr & Co., but is keeping $10,000 from his associates, Quinn spokesman Mark Guma said.

The Quinn camp also plans to return a $1,000 gift from Hassan Nemazee, a former businessman and Democratic donor who pleaded guilty in 2010 to defrauding banks of $292 million, but the campaign will keep a $1,000 donation from his wife.

“We carefully review contributions when the campaign receives them and return any that appear questionable. These donors made contributions five years ago, long before there was any suggestion of impropriety,” Guma said.

Starr gave Quinn $1,000 in 2007, when she was mulling a run for mayor in the 2009 election, before she and Mayor Bloomberg orchestrated an extension of term limits.

At that point she froze her account and is now using it for her 2013 race.


Anonymous said...

The woman that took away our wish for term limits....

Anonymous said...

I don't care what she did. She's still a PIG. Can't believe the Slushfund Queen will be our next mayor. Time to move out of NYC.

Anonymous said...

She only gave it back because she got caught;great ethics...cvnt!

Anonymous said...

Miss Piggy gonna be the next Mayor, followed by Ancient Chinese Secret. Get used to it. Personally, I'd vote for 4th for Bloomey, or get Giuliani back in town.

Anonymous said...

Following in the crooked footsteps of "Mr. Comptroller", John Liu?

Will NYC ever get a break?