Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Shady Dealings of Carl Paladino's Advisers

Carl Paladino wants to position himself as someone being outside the typical partisan and corrupt Albany political environment. Yet, there are numerous reports that he's surrounded himself with exactly the kind of people that the people of New York do not want or need.

Seems that Carl Paladino has himself quite the crew of assistants and advisers who have engaged in shady or illicit dealings. His driver/political adviser got busted on DUI, but changed his name at some point after coming to New York. That's the least of Paladino's worries though.

Another failed to report taxes to the IRS (go figure). And still another adviser has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $1 million from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s re-election bid last year. And Mr. Paladino’s campaign chairwoman left a local government position amid claims that she had steered $1 billion in public money to a politically connected investment manager.

Is it little wonder that yet another poll finds that the more people get to know Paladino, the less they like him (and find him unfit for the job he seeks)?

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