Monday, November 5, 2018

GOLDEN IN POSSIBLE ELECTION EVE SCANDAL --- A TAX MONEY - KICKBACK SCHEME


It's all there  ---  the history  ---  the cash  --- the usual suspects  ---  and the cash going in a circle with Marty Golden being one of the drops


Repeat after me:  Roger Adler means "kickbacks"  ---   Roger Adler gets beaucoup taxpayer $$$,$$$ from Dan Donovan and the NYS Senate Republicans  ---   Adler's son-in-law Michael Tobman works for Marty  ---  Adler donates to Marty Golden  ---  Oddly, Adler and Tobman are both Democrats  ---  What is going on here ?????   Somebody needs to get to the bottom of this.....




It's deep in the weeds, but it is also obvious  ---  another scheme to funnel money to Marty Golden has been described and it involves two sources of taxpayer money. 

At last all the usual suspects are linked together in a circular arrangement, ultimately with cash reaching Marty Golden's coffers:  first, you have Michael Tobman, who  has been working for State Senator Marty Golden as a "spokesperson" for some time now; second, is his father-in-law, Roger Adler, who recently was hired by the Republican Majority in the NYS Senate;  next, you can throw in Dan Donovan (who was one of the few people that Marty Golden thanked at his Bay Ridge Manor "rally" last evening), who also steered lots of cash to Roger Adler in one of his last acts as Staten Island DA; and last, as the keystone guy in this daisy-chain, there's NYS Senator Martin Golden.   

When I saw all of these characters tied together in something involving Marty and a multi-step conduit to tax money,  I immediately thought that some kind of >>> kick-back scheme <<<  might be in the works.  I guess Marty's Bay Ridge Manor scam (working fine as recently as the Bay Ridge  Manor "rally" last night) has its limitations. And since Marty G might suddenly need even more money in case he needs to retire again,  he opened up a new pipeline to funnel a new source of cash into his pockets. 

You see the key to this is Roger Adler.   Several years ago, he was caught red-handed kicking back to Brooklyn DA Hynes, along with several other "Special Prosecutors";  it was an ill-disguised scheme to channel 10% of their special prosecutors' fees back to benefit DA Charles Hynes.  (You don't have to believe me about this, the Daily News broke that story way back when it was happening.)  Much more recently, Dan Donovan arranged another sweetheart deal for Mr. Adler.  According to a recent item appearing in Chris Bragg's column for the Albany Times Union,  Dan Donovan had set up Adler to have a super payday by having him investigate Democrat Debbie Rose for something involving the Working Families Party (WFP)  ---  I only say "investigating... something,"  because Roger Adler was paid well over half a million dollars in "special prosecutors" fees, but he couldn't find that Ms. Rose had done anything wrong (See "Prosecutor in Working Families probe now working for Senate GOP" by Chris Bragg, 11/2/18, Times Union/ Capitol Confidential [https://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/284655/prosecutor-in-working-families-probe-now-working-for-senate-gop/]). 

Many have said that this referral to Adler by Donovan was a phony from the very beginning.

With all that as background,  we now have ostensible Democrats, Adler and his son-in-law Tobman, both getting paid by Republican State Senators by a variety of means.  It all sure looks strange, because there is no apparent benefit for the Republicans that are paying the bills to these guys. It's clear that something weird (an anagram for "wired") is going on here.

This is where the next piece of the puzzle makes the whole picture clearer  ---  According to Chris Bragg's article in the (A)TU,  Roger Adler has been a  donor to Marty Golden's campaign funds.....   That's the link that completes the $$$$$ circuit to Marty.

Of course, there might be some "other consideration" involved for Golden and the rest of the Flanagan crowd; there have always been whispers that Tobman and Adler are some kind of behind the scenes, Ninja-style fixers. BOOOOOOH !!! --- SCARY STUFF KIDS.....  But even upon direct questions from Bragg about what Adler might be doing for the GOP State Senators  ---  mum's the word.

There should be more about this soon,  Roger Adler has long been on the NY Daily News radar;  and even the NY Times' Jim Dwyer has eyeballed his "special prosecutor" fees coming from the Donovan referral.  However,  for now content yourself with the early spade work done by Chris Bragg for his Times Union column  "Capitol Confidential" and my early musings on the matter.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Lord.

With all this government money being wasted the values of the conservative party may be called into question.

Anonymous said...

I'll ignore the holy roller above.
Gale you only scratched the surface with Adler. Maybe you were busy scratching something else.
Roger Adler was Clarence Normans attorney and his uncle was Abe Reles.

Anonymous said...

I am done with this blog masquerading as a GOP sanctuary. You dig through a column in an out of town newspaper for some negative connection to Golden.

Try reading the Daily News. Headline is about Max Rose hiring infamous cop killer.

Anonymous said...

Early voting has Marty leading 2 to 1.

Anonymous said...

Weather says a Gale warning till Tuesday night. This blog gets around.

Anonymous said...

8:36 NY has no early voting you idiot

Anonymous said...

Only idiots believe some insider baseball about staff counts more to the people of staten island as opposed to todays headline about Max rose hiring a cop killer.

Time to sit tight and count the days till 2022.

Anonymous said...

So what, some flat-footed Paddies and retired Paddies with fallen arches won't vote for Rose, big deal, they weren't anyway because he's Jewish. Here's a news flash for you only cops like cops, nobody else does.

Anonymous said...

flat-footed paddy !!

Does 11;05 have one of those fancy new refrigerators or still using the ice box?

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Anonymous said...

Early voting has Andy down by 11 points and Max down by 16

Anonymous said...

No early voting or early results stupid.

Anonymous said...

That tingle that Marty is trying to ignore isn't just nerves, it's called 'fear'.

Galewyn Massey said...

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LUCRETIA REGINA-POTTER'S INTERVIEW BY KELLY MENA ON "BEAT OF THE WEEK" WAS REPORTED ON THE KINGS COUNTY POLITICS BLOG

Yes, on the eve of the 2018 elections, Lucretia was talking about GETTING new people into politics --- AND HOW TO GO ABOUT DOING IT....

SPOILER ALERT: LUCRETIA DID >>> NOT <<< MAKE ANY PARTISAN PITCHES FOR THIS YEAR'S SLATE OF GOP CANDIDATES..... HOORAY FOR THAT --- IT IS CERTAINLY THE WAY FOR ANY INDEPENDENT-MINDED REPUBLICANS TO GO IN THESE TIMES !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Goldens victory party is going to be great.

Anonymous said...

None of donovans stuff has golden on it. the corpse is a drag on the ticket.

Anonymous said...

Spoiler alert: Lucretia never says anything about anything.

Anonymous said...

When Sap wins it will be the first GOP in Brooklyn elected to the assembly in over 30 years.

Anonymous said...

Federal candidates cannot include state candidates on their material, and vice versa. Doing so creates all sorts of campaign finance disclosure nightmares.

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Anonymous said...

What happened to all the early voting that had Marty ahead?

Did Morgan not put enough chairs out?

And Sap! What hap?