A pre-New Year's Eve deal has been cut between investment big Steven Rattner and outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle charges stemming from Rattner's role in the state pension fund scandal.
Rattner, who served as auto czar for President Obama and investment adviser to Mayor Bloomb ... More >>
Former City Council President and one-time mayoral candidate Andrew Stein pled guilty yesterday to a $1 million tax fraud. This didn't rate big headlines since Stein long ago faded into the city's rearview mirror, which is where he always belonged. If he was spotted at all in recent years, it ... More >>
Tom DiNapoli is too nice a guy.
The state comptroller apparently can't say no to anyone who wants to meet with him, though he has a mixed record when it comes to delivering what his bellringers want.
I've been reading half a foot of DiNapoli's appointment schedules from 2007 to now an ... More >>
Rattner's FollyEx-auto bailout king Steve Rattner is reportedly settling his pay-to-play charges stemming from his state pension fund schemes with the Securities Exchange Commission. He'll take a two-year bar from the securities markets, plus ante up $6 million, says the Wall Street Journal.
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A pair of New York City political powerhouses took major public hits today in Andrew Cuomo's latest round of sanctions in his pension fund fraud investigation.
The biggest is Steve Rattner, the ex-Times reporter who counts Mike Bloomberg and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. among his close pals. Here's ... More >>
Former New York health commissioner Antonia Novello has been charged with defrauding the government by using state employees for personal business. She has pleaded not guilty. This, you may remember, was how they got former controller Alan Hevesi, but at least he was having state drivers chauffeur a ... More >>