NY Post says U.S. Attorney Bharara’s focus is on the deal for tax breaks for luxury condo — One57
State Senator Golden’s former Democrat opponent implies that means — Marty Golden, as the "author" of those breaks
I guess we will have to — "STAY TUNED" — Just like Bharara told the media after he indicted Assembly Speaker Silver
Basically, this is the bottom line of what the New York Post said about the probe by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara today: “US Attorney Preet Bharara is investigating the massive tax breaks granted to Midtown’s luxury One57 condo building... sources told The Post on Sunday....” (See “Bharara probing tax deals given to luxury condo building” by Larry Celona and Bruce Golding, 1/26/15, NY Post [http://nypost.com/2015/01/26/bharara-probing-tax-deals-given-to-luxury-condo-building/]). The Post specifically mentioned this: “One57’s tax abatements were granted under the “421-a” program, which was highlighted in last week’s criminal complaint against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is charged in a $4?million corruption scheme. He was accused of using his power over development incentives to steer business to a law firm run by his former Assembly counsel....”
Kemmerer's TweetPrior newspaper articles and even this blog have connected that specific property and its coverage under the 421-a tax abatement program to special legislation personally introduced by NYS Senator Martin Golden. That particular bit of information was given a new boost earlier this evening when Golden’s Democrat opponent in the 2014 General Election blasted out this tweet:
@JamieKemmerer Jan 26, 2015, 6:28 PM
As the author of the language for these tax breaks, I'm sure Golden must be watching this very closely. nypost.com/2015/01/26/bha… #corruption
As Preet Bharara sometimes likes to say, “Stay tuned."