Friday, May 14, 2010
Fixed Race? DiNapoli Runs Unopposed in the Democratic Primary Under Investigation in AG Pension InvestigationFixed Race?
DiNapoli Runs Unopposed in the Democratic Primary Under Investigation in AG Pension Investigation
Today's NYP Editorial make fun of the state and city Comptrollers Tom DiNapoli and John Liu's audit on whether MTA track work requires quite so many service disruptions. The Post ask why they are not rooting out government fraud? or going after an honest accounting of the municipal pension funds? What the NYP left out of its editorial is that DiNapoli is under investigation by AG Cuomo as part of the pension fraud investigation Cuomo's Pension Inquiry Extends to DiNapoli - DealBook Blog The NYP should have also pointed out that the appointed DiNapoli does not even have a democratic challengers in this years primary.
The Politicker painted DiNapoli a victim because he has to run with the late budget, criminal scandals, ethical scandals and a lame duck governor without mentioning like the NYP Cuomo's investigation of DiNapoli and the state comptroller refusal to accept the Cuomo reforms which would end one man control of pension fund investments. CUOMO PUSHES FOR PENSION REFORM. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Reporting does not end with DiNapoli. City Comptroller Liu who now wants to investigate why track work requires quite so many service disruptions had ten years to ask that question to the MTA as the chairman of the City Council's transportation committee.Who audits the auditors? NYP Editorial "To what end -- rooting out government fraud? An honest accounting of the municipal pension funds?Nope. The issue of the moment: whether MTA track work requires quite so many service disruptions. That requires a double-team? The MTA spin masters have already come up with an answer to the comptrollers questions. New MTA plan would shut each subway line until it's fixed
What NY Pension Scandal?
DiNapoli Foe Sees Conflict in Donation Days before announcing a shareholder lawsuit against Bank of America, state Comptroller DiNapoli accepted campaign donations from a law firm hired to help litigate the case (WSJ)