Rattner Proves NY Press Elitist Protection Ways
NYT and Daily News who publishers both have ties with Steve Rattner do not report on Quadrangle the company at the center of the corruption scandal is going out of power. There are also silent on why the SEC who says it did not spot Madoff ponzi scheme settled with Rattner with a penalty to low for AG Cuomo. Did some of Rattner political friends pressure SEC to settle low? What about the public fight between Rattner and Cuomo. Where are the stories? Quadrangle kaput Firm that Rattner built is winding down: sources (NYP)
Morris Pleas Guilty
Disgraced pol Hank Morris pleads guilty in pension pay-to-play scandal (NYP) * Morris Plea May Be Worked Out to Judge’s Satisfaction (Bloomberg Businessweek) * Morris’ Plea, Allocution (YNN)
Now Rattner and His Media Friends Want to Spin It is PersonSince Rattner has all this high profile friends it is his right to pay a fine for paying to play in the pension funds and move on to the next scam for the right to make money.
Rattner vs. Cuomo, Is It Personal?
Financier and former Obama car czar Steve Rattner took some shots at Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo on Morning Joe earlier today, saying he has never been a part of Cuomo’s “fan club” and mentioning the AG’s ex wife, Kerry Kennedy. * Rattner: Cuomo is a bully * Rattner Resisted Cuomo's Charms, But Wife Gave In '06
Rattner's Quadrangle to Go Out, Phoenix-Style - New York Magazine
Adam Lisberg says the Bloomberg Administration is negligent in responding to FOIL requests.
Rooting Out Corruption in Albany Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo should hand over the power to investigate public corruption in Albany to the new attorney general, Eric Schneiderman. The NYT wants Cuomo to give the attorney general powers to subpoena and investigate potential civil and criminal violations in government. Cuomo wants to create a state ethics control board that is independent and has “robust enforcement powers” over both the Legislature and the governor’s offices. (NYT ED)
Donovan handling 2 high-profile, off-Island cases 1. Vito Lopez, the Brooklyn Democratic chairman who is under investigation for questionable spending at non-profits he founded and which rake in millions in public dollars .2. Donovan's office is also handling an assault case involving Democratic Brooklyn state Sen. Kevin Parker, who is accused of roughing up a New York Post photographer.
New York's Economic Meltdown Enters A New Phase
Rally Against Blacks' Waver TODAY (Mon, 11/22) to protest the nomination by Mayor Bloomberg of Ms. Cathleen Black for Chancellor of the New York City schools. The Bloomberg administration has been taken “completely off guard” by the opposition to NYC Schools Chancellor-in-waiting Cathie Black.