Skip to comments.Facing Possible Investigation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office Lawyers Up
Posted on 08/01/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT by Steelfish
August 1, 2014, 10:52 AM Facing Possible Investigation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office Lawyers Up
ALBANY, N.Y. - A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission.
Elkan Abramowitz said Thursday he was hired some time ago to represent the governor's executive chamber as a whole and not Cuomo or another specific person.
Cuomo's administration is facing questions about whether it meddled with the commission when a top aide, Larry Schwartz, urged commissioners not to investigate entities with links to Cuomo. Cuomo abruptly shut down the commission this spring. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara criticized the panel's demise as premature and has vowed to continue its work.
On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Bharara has threatened to investigate Cuomo for obstruction of justice or witness tampering for allegedly asking members of the commissioners to speak out about their work on the panel.
The newspaper reported that Bharara wrote to the commission's attorney on Wednesday saying his office will investigate any attempts to "influence or tamper" with the recollection of commission members, "as we must consider whether such actions constitute obstruction of justice or tampering with witnesses that violate federal law."
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What’s the likelihood this weasel would ever do anything illegal?
Wait a minute.
Cuomo is a good Democrat. Nancy P. told us that the Republicans have a culture of corruption, not Democrats. The Democrats are simon pure, per Nancy’s criteria.
So how can a good Democrat be caught up in corruption of any kind????
Headline should read: “Italian Mobster hires JINO Lawyer!”
Elkan Abramowitz = Moe Dalitz
It will be interesting to see how much coverage this scandal gets compared to Christie’s blocked bridge. The Christie story was 24/7 for a month.
This is Obozo’s ‘gift’ to Hillary. Take out Cuomo before the 2016 primaries.................
Ipso, facto! that Cuomo has had his Gary Hart moment and now must face the consequences. He actually came to believe he wasn’t corrupt.
Cuomo took himself out. He set himself up. I don’t believe he was going anywhere as a presidential candidate. Too northeastern, too New York, too Italian-American, too his live-in girlfriend makes pasta sauce with ketchup, too he has crazy eyes and too, his father was a loser, too.
He’s too “You don’t need ten bullets to kill a deer!”........................
How did I forget that gem?
let it help her NOW....we need to get rid of Cuomo toot sweet....
the anger I feel to this son of the Sfachime knows no bounds after the UNSAFE ACT.
I am livid with the POS and ALL the LI GOP(e) senators who voted for it at midnight en bloc. Except for Lee Zeldin who was off on his military duty, and swears to heaven above he would have voted no.
that’s why Curtis Sliwa calls him Andrew ‘evil eye’ Cuomo.
Curtis used to call him “Malochio” Cuomo but I guess no one knew what that was. I did! Cuomo, also, looks amazingly like Ted Bundy.
“NRA hunters who drink beer, don't vote and lie to their wives about where they were all weekend.”
and the ever popular.
“Politicians used to think of themselves as shepherds. That's all over now....Now the politicians are following the SHEEP Read the polls! They'll tell you where to go to pasture!”
He would say it in Italian sometimes and English another time. Malochio being evil eye.
I like what he call Mario the best....’sfacheem’.
He should have been excommunicated a long time ago, also.
I hope it'll all come together for him in one perfect package.
Hilarious quotes! And the least successful radio host since the days of Ed Koch and Alec Baldwin!
I also think we can add the words “ipso facto” to famous Cuomo family quotes.
“This is Obozos gift to Hillary. Take out Cuomo before the 2016 primaries.................”
It’s not Obamas gift to Hillary. It is Obamas gift to Liz Warren and Julian Castro. As a follow up, since it is in NY, now you tie Clinton to it. The perception alone will force her from the race.