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Monday, February 2, 2015

Newsday Finds A Discrepancy In Dean Skelos' Ethics Filing

The NY Post reported that the US Attorney's office is looking into State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his outside income, but not the money he's making at his law firm, Ruskin Mouscou Faltischek, but income from other sources.

Newsday found a discrepancy that may be something the feds are looking at:

Skelos' signed ethics filing reports he is an attorney in general practice from an office in his home and, in a separate line, for Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in Uniondale. But when told about the two entries Friday, Skelos' spokesman Scott Reif said the reference to a private law practice operating from the senator's home was an error made by a staffer. Reif said Skelos doesn't practice independently.

Skelos reports he receives $150,000 to $250,000 for his private law work, according to the filing with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

The reference to Skelos operating a private law practice from his home is an error made by a staffer on the ethics filing?

Then why did Skelos sign it?

Why did the staffer think Skelos might be operating a private law firm out of his home?

And is the US Attorney's office making anything of all of this?

The Post reports "US Attorney Preet Bharara is looking at the powerful Nassau County pol’s connections to various real estate deals."

I dunno, maybe the discrepancy in the ethics filing is nothing, but it's the kind of thing that makes you go "Hmm..."

I bet it made somebody in the US Attorney's office go "Hmm..." too.

1 comment:

  1. A person who made a crime should be punished by law, just like Dean Skelos.