Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Manhattan DA 6666


Catsimatidis Staffer Indicted Over Ulrich Flyer
Former Catsimatidis staffer indicted over Ulrich flyer (Capital) A member of former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis’ campaign staff has been charged with two counts of filing a false instrument by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance, Capital has learned. The staffer, Kathy Huang, was indicted in late April on charges she attempted to cover up the fact that an October 2013 mailer paid for by the Catsimatidis campaign did not have mandatory language identifying the party who paid for its creation. The mailer targeted Councilman Eric Ulrich, who was then in the midst of a re-election campaign. “There are two sides to Republican Eric Ulrich: He says one thing in the community and votes the opposite way in City Hall,” the flyer stated. In April 2014, the city’s Campaign Finance Board fined Catsimatidis and Huang nearly $11,500 over the mailer. The fine for not placing a “paid for by” notice on the mailer was less than $1,500 of that fine.* John A Catsimatidis - New York City Campaign Finance Board * A member of former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis’ campaign staff has been charged with two counts of filing a false instrument by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance, in connection with an October 2013 mailer that targeted GOP NYC Councilman Eric Ulrich.* NYC CFB Chair Rose Gill Hearn says there’s “still time for lawmakers to pass comprehensive and robust ethics and campaign finance reforms before the end of this legislative session in June.”



Disgraced Former Brooklyn DA Hynes Put Political Bosses, Elected Officials and Judges in Jail 
DA Vance Says He Lacks the Tools?
Manhattan DA wants to crack down on political corruption (NYP)  New York state should take a page from federal authorities and get tougher on crooked pols, Manhattan’s top prosecutor said Sunday.  District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said federal laws on political corruption are far ahead of state codes, allowing US Attorney Preet Bharara to clean up messes the state could just as easily be handling. Vance added that local prosecutors struggle to press bribery cases based on the current state laws. Specifically, he said, bad-acting pols get a near-free pass by simply rolling over and spilling their guts to a grand jury. Bharara has taken aim at a host of New York state politicians over the past several years — none bigger than former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Hynes Flashback  Norman Convicted - Resigns as Brooklyn Boss | Village Voice * Ex-Assemblywoman Gordon Sentenced - NY Daily News * Former Judge Is Convicted of Bribery in Divorce Court (NYT) *  Brooklyn DA announces nearly 1,000 office workers will receive bonuses for saving money (NYDN) * Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. discussed his father, an advisor under President Jimmy Carter, for the first time publicly in a speech to New York Law School’s graduating class. * Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson handed out bonuses of up to $2,000 each to his 1,000 staffers.

The brash New York prosecutor who’s indicting left and right  (Washington Post) Preet Bharara, an Obama appointee, has accused 17 big-name politicians of corruption, 10 of them Democrats.FBI Director James Comey on Preet Bharara: Imagine “if Jon Stewart was a prosecutor" “Preet Bharara’s office is not anyplace a guilty person wants to be, so you search your conscience and wipe your sweaty forehead before entering. The most powerful prosecutor in the country…occupies a four-square chamber flooded with relentless governmental ceiling light, which makes his charcoal suit all the darker and his white shirt, so stiff it could pour itself a glass of water, all the whiter.” * Assemblyman William Scarborough is asking a federal judge to dismiss evidence the FBI gleaned from his cellphone records in a criminal case alleging he wasn't in Albany while claiming reimbursements, the Times Union reports:  * Assemblyman William Scarborough is asking a federal judge to throw out evidence the FBI gleaned from his cellphone records that were used to build a criminal case alleging the Queens Democrat wasn’t in Albany on dozens of occasions when he was reimbursed for mileage and hotel expenses.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? "Who will guard the guards themselves?"













What Are the Reasons for New York's Political Corruption Storm?

1st  The founding fathers granted Freedom of the Press to guard the city's guardians in order to protect the public has failed with this generation of none investigative passive reporting.  

2. It is No Secret That the DAs Played A Major Role in Metastasizing With Corruption NY's Politics
99% of the political corrupt cases against NY's elected officials have come from federal prosecutors.  The dirty little secret of city district attorneys was since the days of Tammany Hall rule that that they did not go after the political machines and elected officials that elected them. Now as campaign power has shifted from machines to campaign consultants lobbyists it is becoming increasing clear that the city's DAs not only depend on them during election time, but look the other way when political corrupt is connected to them. While the old political machine pulled out the people it gave services to the consultants depend on manipulate voters with spin.  It is also now becoming clear that many of these campaign consultants will brake election laws and organize conspiracy with others to elect their candidates to office.  Which is exactly with the the FBI and the CFB are investigating the Advance Group for their role in the NYCLASS PAC. 


 Prosecutors and Campaign Consultants Worlds Collide    
The AG Has Not Publicly Said He is Investigating the Advance Group, Berlin Rosen, Arzt and Brandford, Now He May Be Forced To Now   

The Hynes Investigation Nexis 

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reportedly subpoenaed consultant Mortimer Matz and Jerry Schmetterer as he looks into possible criminal charges against former Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes Daily News "Still, sources close to Hynes say the majority of Matz’s emails were sent out on his own time in early morning hours.  Matz defenders contend he was an integral part of the press office who routinely attended press conferences..  "

Campaign Consultant Conflicts for the AG Investigation of Hynes 

The Advance Group, Gorge Arzt and Brandford will be used by the defense of Matz as the consultants that were running the Hynes campaign in the primary.  Hynes and  Schneiderman both used the same consultant, Brandord Communications. How can the AG investigate Hynes and not investigate Hynes consultant the Advance Group which is already being investigated by the FBI and CFB?


Branford Worked for Bronx DA Johnson, Brooklyn DA Thompson and AG Schniderman
Branford who Worked for Both Brooklyn DA Thompson, Bronx DA Johnson and AG Schniderman. Brandford candidates CM Maisel. Cabrera, Gibson, Rose and Andrew J Cohen received mailings from United for the Future PAC controlled by both Advance and Red Horse. Advance's candidate CM Mark Levine and Laurie Cumbo were fined for his connection to Advance.  Branford worked with Berlin Rosen for Daniel L Squadron for Public Advocate. Branford work with both Advance and Red Horse with Bronx BP Rubin Diaa,Jr. Branford worked with Berlan Rosen for AG Schniederman.


The CFB Fined Two City Council Members Because the Advance Group Ran Their Campaign and They Received Funding By A PAC Controlled By Advance 
Two City Council members were slapped with fines Wednesday for taking off-limits contributions from animal rights group NYCLASS, which bankrolled Mayor de Blasio's mayoral campaign for his pledge to ban horse-drawn carriages. Council members Laurie Cumbo (D-Brooklyn) and Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) have to pay back money they were given by New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets because they shared the same political consultant — the Advance Group — as the anti-carriage group. "The penalties levied today against the Cumbo and Levine City Council campaigns represent only the first step in this proceeding," said Board Chair Rose Gill Hearn. ” Both Cumbo and Levine were fined for being connected to Advance PAC NYCLASS.  But were not fined to date for another PAC Advance worked for and contributed to both campaigns, United for the Future.

How the Advance Group Infected Other Consults Who Worked for District Attorneys 

Advance Infected Berlin Rosen Who Worked for Brooklyn DA Thompson and AG Schniderman

Berlin Rosen
Both the Advance Group and Berlin Rosen worked for Comptroller Stringer and CM Mark Levine and Laurie Cumbo were fined for his connection to Advance. Berlin Rosen also worked for NYS AG Schniderman. Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer. Brandford worked with Berlin for the AG and for Comptroller Stringer along with the Advance Group.



Red Horse 
Red Horse worked for Brooklyn DA Thompson campaign along with Berlin Rosen.  Both Red Horse and Advance Group worked for the UFT's PAC United for the Future (the UFT attempted to covering up Advance involvement by paying them through a fake company) Red Horse worked for Manhattan DA. Red Horse worked for Brooklyn BP Adams, Bronx BP Diaz and PA James. Red Horse worked for Manhattan DA Cy Vance. Red Horse worked for Pitta Bishop for Brooklyn BP Adams. Red Horse worked with George Arzt in the Queens BP campaign.




8 Of Red Horse Council Clients Received Funding by the UFT PAC United for the Future which Advance Also Worked for:
Councilman James Vacca used Red Horse as a consultant and received mailing from United for the Future even though he had no race.  Another Red Horse client CM Annabel Palma received funding by United for a Future.Austin Shafran another Red Horse client was funded by UF the UFT PAC that Red Horse Worked for. CM Daneek Miller another Red Horse client got mailing from UF.  Red Horse client CM  Antonio Reynoso also received help from UF PAC.  CM Helen Rosenthal A Red Horse Client got mailing from UF PAC another Red Horse client. CM Richard Torres A Red Horse Client got mailing from UF PAC another Red Horse client. CM Paul Vallone A Red Horse Client got mailing from UF PAC another. NYS DEMOCRATIC SENATE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (NYS DSCC)

Why Has the CFB Not Gone After Advance's Clients Who Got Funding From the UFT's PAC United for the Future Which Advance Also Worked for?  
Months ago CrainsNY reported that the Advance Group through a fake group Strategic Consultants was working for the UFT PAC United for the Future.  What is also not known is another consultant that worked for many candidates in 2013 also worked for the UFT PAC, Red Horse. Both the Advance Group and Red Horse worked for Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr.  Both Advance and Berlin Rosen work for Mark Levine in the 7th council district. Both Advance and Berlin Rosen also worked for Ydanis A Rodriguez.   Red Horse Served as a consultant to Jenifer Rajkumar by received funding by the Citizens United PAC who the Advance Group worked for. Advance work for Manhattan BP Jackson who also was funded by Advance's PAC United for the Future

Advance Group
Brandford worked with the Advance Group in the DA Hynes campaign


 In the 2013 Elections Berlin Rosen Was Interconnected with Both Red Horse and Advance

In the 3rd council district Berlin Rosen candidate Corey Johnson received mailing from United for the Future, Red Horse worked for UF.  In the 19 council district Red Horse worked  on Austin I Shafran campaign along with consultants Berlin Rosen and PITTA BISHOP. In the 1st congressional district Red Horse worked for Jenifer Rajkumar against Berlin Rosen candidate Margaret S Chin. In the Manhattan BP race Red Horse worked for Jessica Lappin against Berlin Rosen candidate Julie Menin. In the 6th congressional district Red Horse worked for Helen Rosenthal against Berlin Rosen candidate Marc Landis.

Mark Guma Who Worked With Cy Vance and DA Brown Also Worked With Red Horse
 Red Horse worked with Mark Guma for Jessica S Lappin.



Special Prosecutor? The AG, Bronx DA And Hynes Had the Same Political Consultant

Political Consultants Lobbyists Work for Prosecutors and Pols So Who is Watching Over Them?


AG Schniderman  Berlin Rosen, SKD KnickerBocker,BRANFORD COMMUNICATIONS
Brooklyn DA Hynes THE ADVANCE GROUP, MILLENIAL STRATEGIES,  GEORGE ARZT COMMUNICATIONS, DOUGLAS E SCHOEN, BRANFORD COMMUNICATIONS
Manhattan DA Vance Mark Guma Communications, GLOBAL STRATEGY GROUP, RED HORSE STRATEGIES, STU LOESER & CO

Brooklyn DA Thompson Red Horse Berlin Rosen, BROOKLYN STRATEGIES, TIME FOR CHANGE CONSULTING
Queens DA ARNIE KRISS, MARK GUMA, 
Bronx DA BRANFORD COMMUNICATIONSSTANLEY SCHLEIN, ESQ 
Comptroller Stringer BERLIN ROSEN, BRANFORD COMMUNICATIONS, GEORGE ARZT, SKDKNICKERBOCKER, THE ADVANCE GROUP
PA Tish James Red Horse, HUDSON TG, Pitta Bishop Del Giorno, Mirram Group, HUDSON TG
Mayor de Blasio  Berger, Henry T, Berlin Rosen, The Advance Group
Bronx BP Diaz, Jr. (no race) Branford CommunicationsRed Horse, Advance Group
Queens BP Katz  Red Horse, George Arzt Communications, Multi-Media
Brooklyn BP Adams (no race) Red Horse, PITTA BISHOP
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The CFB Fined Two City Council Members Because the Advance Group Ran Their Campaign and They Received Funding By A PAC Controlled By Advance 
Two City Council members were slapped with fines Wednesday for taking off-limits contributions from animal rights group NYCLASS, which bankrolled Mayor de Blasio's mayoral campaign for his pledge to ban horse-drawn carriages. Council members Laurie Cumbo (D-Brooklyn) and Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) have to pay back money they were given by New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets because they shared the same political consultant — the Advance Group — as the anti-carriage group. The funds also exceeded the contribution limit of $2,750, which was included in the violation. "The penalties levied today against the Cumbo and Levine City Council campaigns represent only the first step in this proceeding," said Board Chair Rose Gill Hearn. "The Board will consider violations and penalties for the other parties to these transactions.” Both Cumbo and Levine were fined for being connected to Advance PAC NYCLASS.  But were not fined to date for another PAC Advance worked for and contributed to both campaigns, United for the Future.

Thompson Consultants:Red Horse Berlin Rosen
Red Horse worked for Brooklyn DA Thompson campaign along with Berlin Rosen
Berlin Rosen also worked for NYS AG Schniderman
Both the Advance Group and Berlin Rosen worked for Comptroller Stringer and CM Mark Levine and Laurie Cumbo were fined for his connection to Advance.  Both Advance and Berlin Rosen worked for Levine and the councilman received funding from United for the Future which both Advance and Berlin Rosen Worked for
8 Of Red Horse Clients Received Funding by the UFT PAC United for the Future which Red Horse Also Worked for:
Councilman James Vacca used Red Horse as a consultant and received mailing from United for the Future even though he had no race.  Another Red Horse client CM Annabel Palma received funding by United for a Future.Austin Shafran another Red Horse client was funded by UF the UFT PAC that Red Horse Worked for. CM Daneek Miller another Red Horse client got mailing from UF.  Red Horse client CM  Antonio Reynoso also received help from UF PAC.  CM Helen Rosenthal A Red Horse Client got mailing from UF PAC another Red Horse client. CM Richard Torres A Red Horse Client got mailing from UF PAC another Red Horse client. CM Paul Vallone A Red Horse Client got mailing from UF PAC another. NYS DEMOCRATIC SENATE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (NYS DSCC)

Mark Guma Who Worked With Cy Vance and DA Brown Also Worked With Red Horse
Red Horse client. Red Horse worked with Mark Guma for Jessica S Lappin.

Berlin Rosen also worked for NYS AG Schniderman As A Political Consultant
In the 2013 Elections Berlin Rosen Was Interconnected with Both Red Horse and Advance
In the 3rd council district Berlin Rosen candidate Corey Johnson received mailing from United for the Future, Red Horse worked for UF.  In the 19 council district Red Horse worked  on Austin I Shafran campaign along with consultants Berlin Rosen and PITTA BISHOP. In the 1st congressional district Red Horse worked for Jenifer Rajkumar against Berlin Rosen candidate Margaret S Chin. In the Manhattan BP race Red Horse worked for Jessica Lappin against Berlin Rosen candidate Julie Menin. In the 6th congressional district Red Horse worked for Helen Rosenthal against Berlin Rosen candidate Marc Landis.

Advance Group and George Arzt worked for former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes
Red Horse worked for Manhattan DA Cy Vance
Mission Control worked for Brooklyn DA Thompson and the following
Mark Guma worked for Manhattan DA Cy Vance and Queens DA Bronx and worked with Red Horse for Manhattan BP candidate Jessica S Lappin.
Mission Control worked for Thompson and the UFT, CM Dickens, Mendez, Weprin who all received mailing from the PAC United for the Future.  Mission work with Advance and Arzt on Council candidate Micah Kellner campaign. At the same time Arzt was working with Hynes Red Horse was working for Hynes opponent Thompson, but both were working together to elect Melinda Katz to become Queens BP. Berlin Rosen was also work with Thompson against Arzt's candidate Hynes. Both Berlin Rosen and Arzt worked together to elect Julie Menin Manhattan BP and Comptroller Stringer. Arzt Also worked with Advance to elect Micah Keller for city council.

Why Has the CFB Not Gone After Advance's Clients Who Got Funding From the UFT's PAC United for the Future Which Advance Also Worked for?  
Months ago CrainsNY reported that the Advance Group through a fake group Strategic Consultants was working for the UFT PAC United for the Future.  What is also not known is another consultant that worked for many candidates in 2013 also worked for the UFT PAC, Red Horse. Both the Advance Group and Red Horse worked for Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr.  Both Advance and Berlin Rosen work for Mark Levine in the 7th council district. Both Advance and Berlin Rosen also worked for Ydanis A Rodriguez.   Red Horse Served as a consultant to Jenifer Rajkumar by received funding by the Citizens United PAC who the Advance Group worked for. Advance work for Manhattan BP Jackson who also was funded by Advance's PAC United for the Future

Branford Worked for Bronx DA Johnson, Brooklyn DA Thompson and AG Schniderman
Branford who Worked for Both Brooklyn DA Thompson, Bronx DA Johnson and AG Schniderman. Brandford candidates CM Maisel. Cabrera, Gibson, Rose and Andrew J Cohen received mailings from United for the Future PAC controlled by both Advance and Red Horse. Advance's candidate CM Mark Levine and Laurie Cumbo were fined for his connection to Advance.  Branford worked with Berlin Rosen for Daniel L Squadron for Public Advocate. Branford work with both Advance and Red Horse with Bronx BP Rubin Diaa,Jr. Branford worked with Berlan Rosen for AG Schniederman.



Daily News de Blasio Undercut City Lawyers In Central Park 5 Settlement  
Mayor de Blasio approved the settlement of the wrongful conviction suit in the 1989 rape case after ignoring the advice of city attorneys, who saw the deal as political, a Daily News investigation found.While de Blasio labeled the settlement a “moral obligation,” attorneys at the city Law Department felt the deal reeked of politics after the neophyte mayor undercut their case and ignored more than a decade of their hard work.The deal, approved by a judge in September, disregarded a recommended $15 million payout cap and blocked the lawyers from fighting a wrongful conviction suit that many viewed as winnable, according to sources. They were overruled by de Blasio, who ordered their new boss — Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter — to settle the case, leaving the lawyers to try and minimize the damage to taxpayers.* City's top lawyer decided on $41 million Central Park Five settlement: de Blasio(NYDN) * The $41 million questions (NYDN ED) Open up all the files in the Central Park jogger case



Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase traditionally attributed to the Roman poet Juvenal from his Satires (Satire VI, lines 347–8), which is literally translated as "Who will guard the guards themselves?" Also sometimes rendered as "Who watches the watchmen?", the phrase has other idiomatic translations and adaptations such as "Who will watch the watch-guards?" In modern usage, it is frequently associated with the political philosophy of Plato and the problem of political corruption. The original context deals with the problem of ensuring marital fidelity. It has also been questioned whether the text of this particular passage is authentically part of Juvenal's Satires or is a later



Unsatisfied with the power he’s amassed in Albany, Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith last year tried pulling off a $200,000 bribery scheme to get on the Republican ballot for New York City mayor – with then-Queens Councilman Dan Halloran “setting the whole thing up,” a federal prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.

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