Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign spent $100,000 last month on an attorney representing his office in a federal probe of the Moreland Commission, an anti-corruption panel he abruptly shuttered last March.
Cuomo’s campaign cut the payment on Dec. 29 to the law firm of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello PC, according to a campaign-finance filing posted Thursday. Elkan Abramowitz, a white-collar criminal defense attorney, was retained by Cuomo last year to represent him and his staffers in U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s investigation of the Moreland Commission.
This is the money they're willing to admit to spending by having the campaign pay for it (and thus having to disclose it via disclosure.)
Wouldn't be surprised if they didn't find a creative way to funnel money to Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello PC from some other entity too.
Cuomo wants everybody to think that there's nothing to see here in the Moreland tampering thing, he's done everything above board and nothing is going to happen to him in the case.
That may be for all I know, but cutting $100,000 to a criminal defense firm on December 29 for work done in the federal probe of the Moreland Commission sure does leave a lot of questions circling around.
The biggest one being, is Cuomo going to face some serious legal troubles down the road?