Thursday, August 30, 2012
Will Vito take Silver down with him?
There are serious questions and a growing demand for answers about a hush-hush payout of tax dollars to settle a sex harassment case.
The New York Times said in June, powerful Assembly Speaker Silver quietly approved a secret payout to at least one Lopez staffer, who accused him of sex harassment.
There was minimal paperwork and the payout was $103,000.
Daniel Feldman, a former assemblyman, said Silver’s OK of a secret payout is troubling.
“I would very much like to know what is the legal justification for this expenditure out of the public view,” Feldman said.
Silver’s spokesman said the case was not sent to the Ethics Committee. It was kept “confidential at the express insistence of the victim.”
But Gloria Allred, the victim’s attorney, begs to differ, saying “We have never insisted that a legislative committee not proceed with an investigation.”
Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics to probe the Lopez scandal.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:39 AM
Labels: Andrew Cuomo, scandal, sexual harassment, Sheldon Silver, vito lopez
i repeat "HI-HO SILVER...AWAY....
Bye bye Shelly...you creep.
Lice ridden, corrupt, Albany...
where those arrogant upstate apple bonkers
think they can get away with anything.
Well, it's time to pay the piper!
Slush hush fund for criminal antics of our POLS who think they are exempt from the law!
It would take a silver bullet through the heart
to oust the ultra powerful Sheldon Silver.
Now that was purely a figure of speech and not a threat...any of you law enforcement assholes who might be scoping this site.
I don't see a downside for Andy to boot Shelly. Whoever replaces him cannot be as corrupt and will likely be a Cuomo loyalist.
One signal from Andy and all support for Shelly in the Assembly will disappear.
Hopefully. Birds of a feather...
Does Assemblyman Sheldon Silver have a slush fund, from which he paid the settlement ? We know that it was tax money that he used, but was the payment made from a reserve fund ? Who controls that reserve fund ? If there is a reserve fund, how much money gets set aside each year from the budget for that reserve fund ? What else gets paid out from that reserve fund ? Who has discretion over that reserve fund ?
More Brooklyn Crap ...
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