Saturday, January 24, 2015

Has "Republican" State Senator Marty Golden switched parties ?

The Daily News refers to Golden as a “...Brooklyn Democrat...” in its coverage of his possible problems with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

The apparent mistake is in a caption below one of Golden’s several photos in an article about the reaction to a Federal Prosecutor’s comment to “...Stand By...”  [ for more indictments ?]

The Daily News opened its story about Preet Bharara’s provocative remarks following his indictment of NYS Assembly Speaker Shelley Silver like this: “ALBANY — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s warning to “stay tuned” for more corruption arrests after he bagged Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has sent a big chill through the state Capitol. ***   ‘I think everyone is waiting for the next shoe to drop,’ said one legislative official. ***   Added former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, a Westchester Democrat: ‘When a prosecutor says stay tuned, I think he means it.’ ***   The big fish reportedly being looked at is Gov. Cuomo....” (See “U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's 'stay tuned' warning after accused Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's arrest sends chill through state Capitol” by Glenn Blain & Ken Lovett, 1/24/15, NY Daily News []).

Marty Golden is mentioned several times in that News article. However, he is clearly not as big a fish as Governor Cuomo or Speaker Silver; and maybe the caption-person just doesn’t know that much about Golden.


Anonymous said...

Golden a switch hitter?

Anonymous said...

Hey Gale, what are the top Golden scandals that you think Preet Bharara should investigate?

Anonymous said...

Golden had too many things. Nyc real estate Syrian Jewish community paid for tax abatements.“Yes, we allowed an exemption,” said Senator Martin J. Golden, who sponsored the bill with Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright, “but I am a proponent of the 421A program, and I believe it was the right thing to do.” An Extell spokeswoman said in a statement that the legislation merely “remedied an oversight” in the 421A program. Tax abatements for donations and fake or over priced parties for his catering business, Bay Ridge Manor.