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More Corruption Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo
No wonder Sheriff Andy Cuomo has his anti-corruption Moreland Commission people put the kibbosh on investigating his own campaign donations:


ALBANY — Before and after handing out giveaways like the “Jimmy Fallon tax credit” to film and TV production companies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators cashed in.


A Daily News/New York Public Interest Research Group analysis found that New York’s film and television industry has lavished Albany pols with more than $900,000 in campaign donations since 2010, with Cuomo raking in the largest haul.


The governor has taken $219,000 from the industry, including tens of thousands of dollars early this year while he was pushing to expand a production tax credit program to cover shows that relocate to New York, like Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” and “America’s Got Talent.”


The language in the budget bill that eventually passed the Legislature in March seemed so tailored to Fallon’s show that it came to be known in Albany as the Jimmy Fallon tax credit.


That budget also extends the popular $420 million production tax credit program through 2017.


The vote came two months after CBS, Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers Entertainment and the New York FILM Political Action Committee gave Cuomo a combined $25,000 on Jan. 16, with most reaching the $5,000 annual corporate maximum donation.


The film and TV industry also gave $130,000 as the budget was being negotiated to a Democratic Party account that was promoting Cuomo’s agenda at the time.


The timing raises eyebrows for government watchdogs.“All too often, tax breaks are given to industries that write a lot of campaign checks,” NYPIRG researcher Bill Mahoney said.


It's the same pattern over and over again with Cuomo.


He takes money from donors, donors get stuff in return.


Overseas gambling interests gave him $2 million through his Committee To Save New York PAC.


He expanded legalized gambling in the state.


Real estate interests handed him or the Democratic Party apparatus he controls nearly half a million in campaign donations.

He gave them $35 million in tax breaks.


Now we have the movie and TV industry showing generosity to Cuomo and the Democratic Party apparatus he controls and the movie and TV industry getting tax breaks in return.


As I say, this is a pattern with Andrew Cuomo and it has a name for it:


Quid pro quo corruption.


No wonder Cuomo is going to shut down the Moreland Commission now that it has been revealed that the governor's office put the kibbosh on subpoenas from the Commission relating to the donations Cuomo has received from the gambling interests and real estate industry.


And no wonder Cuomo shut down the Committee To Save New York PAC rather than reveal who its corporate donors were.

When you're as crooked as he is, you want to cover your tracks.

So far, he's gotten away with this stuff, but he will get greater scrutiny when he runs for president in 2016.


When the pattern is as clear as this, you cannot hide it forever.
 

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When the pattern is as clear as this, you cannot hide it forever.
Good post and thanks for putting that info up for consumption.

That being said, I don't know about your last statement. I'd like to think that's how it works still in this country, but the plain truth is these crooks are laughing to the bank every day and getting away with it.

The Clintons are some of the scummiest, slimy, evil, rotten, crooked politicians we've ever had, and that's really saying something, but they've not only gotten away with it for decades, they are adored by a large part of our population here and by many abroad as well. The Clintons are so breathtakingly dishonest, ruthless, and crooked, I can't fathom how they are not serving life in prison, but there they are in the media just about every day with the boot-lickers soaking up every word out of their mouths as though it were the glory of the Almighty.

John Corzine is another one. That guy was so very crooked in NJ, and not only got away with it, but went on to steel $1.6 billion from what were supposed to be secure, non-investment type accounts at MF Global, and yet he's still walking a free man today, living the good life.

The list could and does go on and on and on.

I guess I'm being a Debbie Downer on this, but I expect that ahole Coumo will go blithely through the rest of his life trampling over everyone else in his thirst for money and power, and will never face any real consequences for it.

I don't want things to be that way, but its seems to be the new normal here in the People's Republic of New York (PRNY) and the USSA.

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This is all very normal in NY state as this is probably the most corrupt state in the Union.

If you want to do business in this state then you have to pay off government officials its expected and the voters don't care. Its been this way since from the start.
 
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