The Emperor to Be, Andrew Cuomo, demands his own laws. The People of NY's laws are just for them or the NY Comptroller's Office. Here's The Emperor to Be's rules for contributions: "where on his donation forms, contributors [are asked] to sign a statement saying they have no 'matter' pending with him. That rule does not extend to attorneys representing persons or entities with matters before the NYS Attorney General’s office.”
Some of The Emperor to Be's biggest contributions have come from lawyers, including some who represent clients investigated by the Attorney General's Office. For example, he accepted $37,000 from Boies Schiller & Flexer, a New York City firm, even though David Boies, one of the nation's pre-eminent trial attorneys, represented a former insurance and financial services executive under investigation by Cuomo's office.
The Emperor to Be suspended for himself:
Penal law § 200.11 Bribe receiving in the second degree.
A public servant is guilty of bribe receiving in the second degree when he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit valued in excess of ten thousand dollars from another person upon an agreement or understanding that his vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion as a public servant will thereby be influenced. Bribe receiving in the second degree is a class C felony.
What citizen of NY on a jury and not drinking Cuomo's Kool aid would think that the $37,000 (in excess of ten thousand dollars) from Boies Schiller & Flexer was not given with the understanding that Cuomo's judgment, action, or exercise of discretion as a public servant will thereby be influenced. What difference is this from a cop who accepts your gift when he stops you for speeding? Would a jury buy your or the cop's excuse there was no quid pro quo.
What else would a jury think about Cuomo and his rich lawyers and the above $37,000 as gift (gratuity) to Cuomo and Penal law § 200.35 Receiving unlawful gratuities. A public servant is guilty of receiving unlawful gratuities when he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit for having engaged in official conduct which he was required or authorized to perform, and for which he was not entitled to any special or additional compensation. Receiving unlawful gratuities is a class A misdemeanor.
Here's the now grown old little boy's call-out to the media monkeys and Professors. Your Emperor to Be is just a crook. Here's what needs to be done: A Sworn Criminal Complaint was sent to Governor Paterson's Office today. Governor Paterson can under the NY Constitution send this complaint to the Attorney General's office with instructions for appointing a Special Prosecutor. Now Dave, can return the favor to Andrew!