Nearly one week after a special report was published by The New York Daily News, raising questions about the political influence wielded by a Queens law firm, Sweeney, Reich & Bolz, LLP, the top prosecutors with jurisdiction over Queens remained mum about whether the report will trigger any investigations. According to the report, three attorneys at the firm earn enormous profits from, or wield considerable influence as a result of, their connections to the Queens County Democratic Committee.
Last week, the press offices for each of Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde, who is the top Federal prosecutor for New York's eastern district, and District Attorney Richard Brown (D-Queens) declined to answer advance questions submitted for this report.
The special investigation published by The New York Daily News raised questions about how the attorneys, Gerard Sweeney, Michael Reich, and Frank Bolz, are referred cases before the Surrogate's Court, are able to gate-keep political primary races, or are able to exercise discretion over which judicial candidates receive support from the county committee.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Prosecutors mum on Queens Machine
Posted by Queens Crapper at 1:46 AM
Labels: Bridget Rohde, district attorney, frank bolz, gerard sweeney, michael reich, queens machine, Richard Brown, U.S. Attorney
Nothing to see here, just keep moving along...
Why would DA Brown care what happens in Queens? He lives in Connecticut, doesn't he?
Expecting a machine hack like Brown to police the machine? Ha. And the Federal Prosecutor has more important boroughs to worry about.
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