Capital New York's report
suggests the possibility:
A network of limited liability companies tied to a Kiryas Joel developer has given Governor Andrew Cuomo $250,000 in 2015, more than any other source. These donations were made less than a week after the governor vetoed a bill leaders of the Hasidic village described as restricting its development.
[...] Assemblyman James Skoufis, the legislation’s sponsor, disputed the governor’s claim that the proposal was unconstitutional. In a statement issued lat week, he called it “flat-out wrong,” since it would have given review powers to the county’s planning department rather than its legislature. (The section of the constitution cited by the governor says a county’s “governing board” shall only have review powers if it affects the boundaries of the county.)
“The perception certainly is that these big moneyed interests will get what they need if they give enough money,” said Barbara Bartoletti of the League of Women Voters of New York States.
No surprise if bribery was involved here. Without a doubt, such a corrupt cult is throughly willing to resort to that in order to achieve their unfair goals, and such large sums are certainly enough to tempt any politician who lacks proper morale. But will an investigation be opened into this? Don't count on it.
Labels: haredi corruption, Moonbattery, New York, political corruption, United States