Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Broadway Stages is suing the state to block probe into donations to de Blasio's corrupted CONY fund


NY Post

A major donor to Mayor de Blasio’s since-shuttered nonprofit is suing to block a state probe of its $60,000 in contributions.

Broadway Stages claims that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics exceeded its authority by slapping the TV and film production company with an Aug. 19 subpoena.

The subpoena seeks copies of “all communications” between Broadway Stages and de Blasio, his defunct Campaign for One New York charity and lobbyist James Capalino, according to the lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany.

Broadway Stages — whose CEO and president, Gina Argento, raised more than $110,000 for de Blasio’s 2013 campaign and transition, making her Hizzoner’s No. 2 bundler — claims that state law allows JCOPE to investigate only officials who receive gifts, and not those who give them.

Its lawsuit, filed Thursday, also denies that the company donated to CONY “at the direction of the Mayor (or any other public official).”


Anonymous said...

Its just An excuse, everybody pays one way or another to get on the mayors list for permits to shoot in NYC and use its streets

The IATSE unions want Argento & Broadway stages knocked out because they hire many non IA locals to work on smaller indie productions that are competing with the big name Hollywood linked bastards.
Perhaps the last resource left where the small guy shooting a commercial, music video, movie isn't locked out.

Hollywood and these IATSE local numbered chapters paid far more, perhaps millions to deBlasio, the Clintons and Cuomo II, why isn't DeNiro, Lorne Michaels, Astoria and all the other bastards being investigated?

2 words- Witch hunt !!

Anonymous said...

The streets that make money via speed cameras, movies and other garden variety rip-off schemes.

Anonymous said...

Don't Foget the Media Gatekeepers !
Nothing to see here move on...

Anonymous said...

Isn't a major cultural group in Queens associated with these people?

Anonymous said...

"major cultural group in Queens"? Yeah, she looks like a hoe