Another obama smoke and mirror move…
The office, part of a new Unit on Mortgage Origination and Securitization Abuses, will be chaired by Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, according to a White House official
Here’s yet another reason not to elect state Sen. Eric Schneiderman New York state attorney general.
It’s seems that some of the same sordid characters who tried to deliver the scandal-scarred Aqueduct racino contract into the lap of their politically wired bidder are resurfacing in the employ of the eventual winner, Genting New York.
And wouldn’t you know it, the common link between them is none other than Schneiderman himself.
That would be the same Schneiderman who’s already thick as thieves with the corrupt Democratic Senate leaders, whom state Inspector General Joseph Fisch blasted last week as having “abdicated their public duty” in the Aqueduct scandal.
Schneiderman, of course, is deputy majority leader for policy, a senior post in the Senate leadership. And he’s taken $76,000 in campaign cash from the very leaders named in Fisch’s report, funds he instantly promised to donate to charity. (Can you say “guilty conscience”?)
Now, The Post’s Brendan Scott and Carl Campanile report, Genting — the Asian gaming firm that won the lucrative contract — has hired Cordo & Co. to be its primary lobbyist at $300,000 a year.
Wouldn’t you know it? That’s the very same firm that was a lobbyist and key strategist for Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG), which eventually was disqualified after first winning the contract — though not before Schneiderman’s colleagues did everything they could to fix the system in AEG’s favor.