Friday, 18 December 2015

It seems New York’s top officials just don’t care if their donors are neck-deep in criminal bribery — because not one politician is moving to give back the tainted cash from Glenwood Management

Home - It seems New York’s top officials just don’t care if their donors are neck-deep in criminal bribery — because not one politician is moving to give back the tainted cash from Glenwood Management.
Glenwood is a de facto unindicted co-conspirator with two elected officials now convicted in corruption trials.
That is: Shelly Silver and the Skeloses took illegal payments; Glenwood made them — and did its best to cover it up.
That taints every one of the 14 million bucks Glenwood and its affiliates gave legally to other pols, parties and PACs in the last decade. But our leaders can’t seem to see it.
A spokesman for Gov. Cuomo’s campaign answered our query thusly: “The governor’s decisions are not influenced by contributions, as testimony at the trials showed. Anyone who is influenced shouldn’t be in office.”
We’ve had similar “no influence” protests from other campaigns.
But “influence” isn’t the point. It’s about keeping cash from a firm deeply involved in the corruption of two of New York’s highest officials.
Pols return crooks’ cash all the time. And escaping charges doesn’t make Glenwood clean.
Not that Albany’s ethical obtuseness ends there.

Read the full story here. 

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