WHY WAS THE NEW YORK SENATE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ATTORNEY, JOHN CIAMPOLI, REPRESENTING TED GORRA, THE GOLDEN FACTION’S CANDIDATE FOR KINGS COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN --- AND WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE THE NEW YORK SENATE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE PAID FOR IT OUT OF ITS HOUSEKEEPING ACCOUNT
IS THIS EXPENDITURE OK ??? AND DOES EVERYBODY IN ALBANY AGREE THAT IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO
A few days ago I got an interesting letter in the good old U.S. mail, along with a highlighted copy of a NYS Board of Election Financial Disclosure Report – Schedule “G” for NYS SENATE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE – HOUSEKEEPING. I found it all very interesting, so I did a few quick, but necessary edits on the letter part and I am putting out there for all of you to see for yourselves. As for the Schedule “G,” you can check it out on-line at the NYS Board of Elections site for such reports --- the NYS SENATE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE filer ID number is -- A12683 2016.
The letter is as follows:
“Recently, State Senator Marty Golden has been embroiled in a court battle to take over and control the Brooklyn Republican Party. The attorney representing and making appearances for the “Golden faction” is John Ciampoli, Esq., who is retained by and/or is an employee of the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee.
There is no record with the New York State Board of Elections of any direct payments made to John Ciampoli for his legal services, either from Senator Golden’s campaign account or from his selected candidate for “Chairman,” Theodore Ghorra, Esq. --- However, there are a large number of payments [to Ciampoli] from the State Senate Republican Committee Housekeeping Account -- Schedule “G”
From August 2015 through June 2016, John CIampoli received over $25,000 from this committee. Some money was via wire transfer, with one that corresponds “almost to the day” with the day that the lawsuit was filed, and there are many payments dates that correspond with John Ciampoli’s appearances [for Golden & Ghorra], along with some that match-up with filing dates of papers in the case.
THE QUESTIONS THIS RAISES
My anonymous source then went on to ask some pointed questions, such as:
Was the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee funding Stae Senator Marty Golden’s court case and his attempt to take over the Kings County Republican Party.
Are the donors to the aforesaid committee aware that there is a likelihood that some of the money thqt they donated to that committee is not going to help retain control of the New York State Senate by the current GOP majority; but instead, it is going to finance the ego of one Republican State Senator, engaging in his failed bi-annual attempts to wrest control of his local GOP from its traditional and long-established leadership.
Is there any another rational explanation for the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee Schedule “G” payments to John Ciampoli, Esq., and the way they relate to the filing dates, scheduled court dates and other appearances [in the Golden-Ghorra case] by the same John Ciampoli, Esq.”