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.