ALBANY - In an unusual move, Gov. Cuomo’s $35 million campaign account, not taxpayers, will pay for a lawyer to represent his office as the feds investigate the shutdown of his anti-corruption commission.
Prominent white-collar criminal attorney Elkan Abramowitz, a longtime Cuomo pal, has been advising Cuomo and his office since May, but his hiring was not revealed until Thursday, by the Daily News.
Of course it's in the interest of Cuomo to pay these legal fees for his administration hacks who need representation so that they don't get overwhelmed with legal bills and turn on him.
In short, the administration that lawyers up together stays together.
Until a federal prosecutor starts turning them, that is.