Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Press questioning Broadway Stages campaign contributions

From the NY Post:

Donors affiliated with a major TV and film production company who never gave more than $250 to any city office donated thousands to Mayor de Blasio in 2013 — and are now dodging questions about the big-money contributions.

Of some two dozen donors employed or affiliated with Brooklyn-based Broadway Stages who were contacted by The Post, only the husband of company President Gina Argento said the $4,000 he gave came from his own pocket.

Argento rounded up $111,805 for Mayor de Blasio’s campaign and transition committee in 2013, making her one of his biggest financial backers.

Most of the generous donors didn’t respond to calls, but four told The Post they either couldn’t recall giving, had no knowledge of the donations or referred questions to their lawyers. “I don’t know anything about it,” said Bianca Netto, listed as giving $9,450 to de Blasio’s campaign and transition committee in October and December 2013.

Two other donors listed as part of Argento’s bundling efforts weren’t able to confirm the accuracy of donation records.

Monica Holowacz gave $4,000 through Argento while working as an office assistant at Lights on Brooklyn, records show.

But when asked about the donation, she said: “I don’t know what you’re talking about” before hanging up.

Joshua Huffman, a production coordinator for Woodridge Productions who gave $3,050 according to records, said he couldn’t remember the donation.

“I don’t recall, but I’d have to talk to my lawyer about it,” he said.

Once again, Miss Heather had this whole thing figured out in 2014. It took the press awhile to notice.


Anonymous said...

Is this the same Broadway Stages that swooped into Atlas Park recently even though there were plans for a supermarket to be built there? Did Stages get preferential treatment? Tax breaks? Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

If you read the NYShitty post you can't help but notice that Broadway Stages is very fond of Dizzy Lizzy as well as deBlas.

JQ LLC said...

Miss Heather, in that one post covered every scuzzy bit of the abuse and circumventing of the current loophole-laden campaign laws as well as federal laws, than what the weak ass news media has covered since it was dropped on their lap by Mayor Big Slow himself when he immediately terminated the campaign for one new york 501(c)(4).

And where does an office assistant get 4 large to drop for a campaign contribution? It similar to those two truck drivers from some fragrance distributor with similar names that manage to donate twice because they went over the contribution limit by 50 bucks the first time.

Anonymous said...

How do you not remember a 4k donation?

Start the investigation! Let the dogs loose!

(sarc) said...

More relative than this — the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King. - William Shakespeare

It is all part of the show...

Anonymous said...

Look up in the sky. It's a canopy, it's an illegal sign, it's John Ciafone Esq. to the rescue of the Gina Argento!!!

(Wonder if she looks good in stripes)

Jerry Rotondi said...

When is Mayor Der Blah Blah going to jail, already?

Anonymous said...

You know what else Broadway Stages owns......

John Ciafone Manor said...

When I'm not donating money, I'm spending money on the nicest manor I own, the one where I shit in.