Conclusions from reading the Inspector General Report on AEG with its criminal recommendations and the "Victory" celebration:
Andrew Cuomo, although MIA in prosecuting the AEG corruption, was hustling with the race pimps for their stable of voters. Did Andrew care that extra money to a pimp only goes for his wardrobe and not his stable mares? Not any more than Andrew cared for all the poor blacks victimized by his buddies while Cuomo was at HUD. Have these race pimps improved the lot of their stables since taking over the selling of their votes? Andrew "Gollum" Cuomo doesn't care, it's all about his "ring."
The AEG cash bait drops lured the race pimp, Rev. Sharpton with his stable of voters, "AEG members and a lobbyist also attempted to curry favor with the Reverend Al Sharpton by making contributions totaling almost $100,000 to the National Action Network, a group founded by him. Donations to National Action Network in 2009 included: $11,000 from AEG Chairman Richard Mays and his law firm; $13,500 from AEG member WDF; $12,500 from AEG member Levine Builders; and $25,000 from HW Funds Group, an entity associated with Joseph Logan, a member of AEG at the time. AEG lobbyist Carl Andrews, the key lobbyist who had arranged for the contributions pooled from AEG to flow to the Democratic Committee, also contributed $35,000 individually or through his firm."
Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo hustled for money, corruption and power, "On Sunday, January 24, 2010, a New York Times article ...discussed Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s courting of black civic leaders and clergy members in order to forestall criticism of his intended challenge to New York’s first African-American governor. Among those who met with Cuomo to discuss his potential candidacy was the [an AEG Principal] Reverend Floyd Flake, one of New York’s most influential African-American pastors."
And wasn't Andrew in the bag already, when "before a completed memorandum of understanding had even been submitted for approval to the Attorney General or State Comptroller, a number of AEG principals and lobbyists gathered for a celebration at AEG lobbyist Carl Andrews’s home. ... AEG lobbyist Georgio DeRosa unambiguously described the event as a “victory” celebration. ...a March 3, 2010 invoice for $1,562,93 submitted by Andrews to AEG Chairman Mays for reimbursement for the dinner was expressly labeled “For: Victory Celebration.”
Why did they think they had Andrew in the bag? Maybe, because Andrew Cuomo had got his cut in the AEG action, "Nor does it change the fact that Cuomo has received campaign contributions from individuals and companies aligned with the scandal, including Levine Builders, Turner Construction, Greenstar Services, and Floyd Flake."
The Report says, "The Inspector General finds that the selection of a VLT operator at Aqueduct Racetrack by the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, and the President of the Senate (the “three men in a room”) mandated by Tax Law § 1612, as implemented resulting in the January 29, 2010 selection of Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG), created a politically dominated process antithetical to the public interest."
The Report has Senator Sampson, Sheldon Silver and Paterson as the three men in a room fleecing the People of NY. Andrew Cuomo, who was MIA with the prosecution of AEG corruption, tells us things will change when “three men in a room” becomes: Cuomo, Sampson and Silver.
But neither Andrew Cuomo's nor the pimps' changes have ever benefited the People of NY regardless of their color.
Andrew, your second smoking gun is found? A Victory Celebration needed you in the bag, right?