Friday, September 23, 2016

Contracts For Sale, Not Cheap

Andrew Cuomo's pals share the wealth:
As we’ve noted before, handing a billion dollars in taxpayer money to the private sector in the name of “economic development” is an open invitation to corruption, especially in New York.

But when it involves the governor’s pet project, which allegedly was looted by the governor’s closest pals — well, even though he’s “saddened and profoundly disappointed,” there’s no way Cuomo can avoid getting stung.

The indictment alleges Percoco solicited and took more than $315,000 in bribes from companies (and Cuomo donors) to steer state contracts their way.

Another decades-long Cuomo friend and former top aide, Todd Howe, allegedly helped arrange the bribes.

Bottom line, per Bharara: “Companies got rich, and the public got bamboozled.”
It was strictly giving them the business...

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