Friday, May 5, 2017

AG comes up with bogus reason for mall support

From the Queens Chronicle:

After the Chronicle mentioned that Schneiderman has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from members of the Queens Development Group — a joint venture between Sterling Equities and the Related Companies — a Schneiderman spokesman, Doug Cohen, cited innocuous government interests as the real reason the Office of the Attorney General is involved.

“As the lawyer for the State, OAG is acting at the request of State [Department of Environmental Conservation] and the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, which identified State interests related to future environmental clean-ups, and the proper uses of parkland,” he said.


Anonymous said...

People are shopping online. Malls are a thing of the past and besides, our borough has enough malls as it is. We are not New Jersey!

ron s said...

This development is so obviously illegal from reading the original document wording. Only someone with financial interests in the project could interpret it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

"innocuous government interests"? WTF are they? Is there such a thing?

Typical get rich quick scheme. He should be ashamed.