That's how many bucks-dollars NYSSMG has funneled back into his family business from his political coffers >>> and more recently from the PUBLIC TROUGH of the NYCCFB --- by tapping into his aide John Quaglione's 2017 campaign funds for his recent city council race <<<
In an article about an issue that finally might have some legs, Chris Bragg, writing for the Albany Times-Union reports that --- "A publicly funded campaign for New York City Council, launched by a longtime staffer for Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden, spent $13,000 on a business in which Golden has a substantial financial interest.... The longtime top staffer, John Quaglione, received more than $200,000 in taxpayer dollars from New York City's generous campaign matching funds system. In a campaign for an open southern Brooklyn seat, the Republican lost his race in November to Democrat Justin Brannan.... Golden is the former owner of Bay Ridge Manor, a catering hall in southern Brooklyn. Golden sold the business to his brother after he was elected to the Senate in 2002, but remains the landlord and continues to collect a management fee.... Golden's 2016 financial disclosure form shows that he earned between $145,000 and $270,000 in income connected to Bay Ridge Manor, including at least $100,000 in rental payments...." (See "Lawmaker's business boosted by aide's public campaign funds" by Chris Bragg, 12/4/17, Albany Times-Union/ News
ADDITIONAL DETAILSThe Chris Bragg article went on to provide these additional details: ".... Campaign finance records show that Quaglione spent about $5,700 on a primary event, $4,000 on a volunteer rally and $3,300 on a fundraiser [all at the] Bay Ridge Manor...."
And this: ".... A total of $797,000 in campaign dollars — mostly from Golden's own account — have gone to Bay Ridge Manor, according to campaign finance records. That includes about $22,000 from Golden's campaign itself so far this year...."