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  • New York City Comptroller To Audit Primary Election Results

    04/19/2016 5:05:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | April 19, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has declared that he will conduct an official audit of the New York City Board of Elections in response to many claims of polling irregularities and errors throughout the city’s primary voting system Tuesday.
  • Ex-Rahm aide Amer Ahmad jailed by Pakistani authorities

    05/01/2014 1:29:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/30/2014 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Pakistani authorities said Wednesday they have jailed and intend to charge Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former city comptroller Amer Ahmad after taking him into custody Monday with a fake Mexican passport, a forged visa to enter their country and a large amount of cash. Ahmad was carrying about $146,000 and 126,000 euros in cash when he was stopped by authorities Monday morning at the international airport in Lahore, said Usman Anwar, the Punjab region director for the Federal Investigation Agency, the Pakistani equivalent of the FBI. "He said he that he lived in America and lied that he never had American...
  • Comptroller to de Blasio: Don’t get involved in arrests (socialist schooled again)

    02/12/2014 5:07:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/12/14 | Yoav Gonen, Beth DeFalco, Jamie Schram, Bruce Golding
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Wednesday criticized Mayor de Blasio for personally intervening when a politically connected preacher pal was busted by cops — saying “the mayor shouldn’t be involved in any way when someone gets arrested.” “It’s my sense that good intentions — trying to obviously be concerned about a bishop — is certainly something that I’m sure he felt,” Stringer said after a City Hall budget briefing. “But I think the rule is mayors should not get involved in any way about somebody’s arrest. It can only be problematic.” “Once a mayor makes a call like that, it...
  • Could Client #9 end up as Candidate #2?

    09/05/2013 8:27:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9-5-13 | Ed Morrisey
    Less than a month ago, Jazz Shaw wondered whether Client #9 could be stopped. Eliot Spitzer had a 17-point lead over Scott Stringer in the New York City Democratic primary race for comptroller and presumably a clear path to a political comeback. In just three weeks, though, his nineteen-point lead over Stringer (56/37) in the Quinnipiac poll series has flipped to a 45/47 deficit — a change of 21 points in the gap in nearly as many days: The Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller is too close to call, with 47 percent of likely primary voters for Manhattan...
  • Spitzer-less forum focuses on issues

    08/08/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Queens Chronicle ^ | 08/08/2013 | Michael Gannon
    Two of the men seeking to be New York City’s next comptroller touted their different backgrounds and experiences in an Aug. 1 forum in Laurelton, each saying his made him more qualified than the other to be the city’s next top financial officer. Democrat Scott Stringer is the Manhattan borough president and also served 13 years in the state Assembly. Republican John Burnett has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, including supervisory and management positions at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who joined the Democratic campaign just prior to the deadline for...
  • First hookers, now an AFFAIR? Eliot Spitzer refuses to deny claims he's cheating on his wife

    08/01/2013 6:19:31 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/13 | Staff
    Eliot Spitzer has refused to deny claims that he is cheating on his wife Silda - again. The New York City comptroller candidate was given three opportunities this morning to defend himself against allegations he has a girlfriend, but instead chose to dodge reporters' questions. 'I am so tired of the personal attacks and I've answered all those questions,' he said at a Brooklyn campaign stop.
  • The real comptroller surprise

    07/12/2013 8:46:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/11/2013 | Robert George
    Eliot Spitzer may be Scott Stringer’s worst nightmare, but he could be a dream come true for John Burnett. Who? A 43-year-old African-American with nearly a quarter-century experience on Wall Street, Burnett is also running for city comptroller — as a Republican. Spitzer has brought an explosion of public attention to the race for comptroller. Good: It’s arguably the second most important office in city government and shouldn’t be handed to someone in a walkover. Maybe now we’ll have a conversation about the job — and job qualifications. Until Sunday, Manhattan Borough President Stringer was looking at that walkover, with...
  • Eliot Spitzer to toss hat back in the political ring

    07/07/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | July 7, 2013 | Adam Reiss and Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor of New York in the wake of a prostitution scandal, is looking at a return -- this time as comptroller of New York City. He said he hoped that voters would be able to see beyond his past. "I accepted responsibly for what I did," Spitzer told CNN late Sunday night. "I spent five years of working, doing useful things, and I hope the public will offer me an opportunity." Spitzer, a Democrat, resigned in 2008 after revelations about his relationship with a prostitute. Since stepping down, he has worked as a...
  • Former Gov.Spitzer, who resigned after scandal, to jump into race for city controller

    07/07/2013 5:37:18 PM PDT · by John W · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 7, 2013 | Kenneth Lovett
    Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has become the latest disgraced politician looking to make a comeback in city politics. Spitzer is running for city controller, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told the Daily News. Spitzer now joins Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who tweeted away his career, as pols seeking redemption from the constituents they betrayed.
  • Former finance official 'stole $53 million from city funds in Illinois' (no one noticed?)

    05/02/2012 5:55:17 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 28 replies
    telagraph ^ | 5 2 12
    A former finance official stole more than $53 million in city funds from former President Ronald Reagan's boyhood hometown in Illinois in a fraud that spanned more than two decades, US prosecutors said on Tuesday. Rita Crundwell, 59, who had served as comptroller of Dixon, Illinois since 1983, used the money to buy three homes, more than a dozen cars, trucks and other vehicles, and to invest in a horse farm that has 311 quarter horses, the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago said. Crundwell was arrested in mid-April and charged with stealing $30 million...
  • Former Comptroller General Warns of Greek Scenario in U.S. (We’re just 2 years away)

    03/09/2012 6:46:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 8, 2012 6:44pm | Chris Good
    Former U.S. Comptroller David Walker has warned that the U.S. could slide into a debt scenario similar to what Greece is experiencing. “The truth is if you count total U.S. government debt as compared to many of the European nations that are in the news, we’re already worse than they are, and we’re two years away from where Greece was when it had its crisis,” Walker said in a recent interview with But he said that the size and economic power of the U.S. means it would have more time to right itself before disaster. Walker served as U.S....
  • Scandal allegations scramble 2 Milwaukee races

    02/06/2012 11:05:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-6-12 | Larry Sandler
    Dramatic developments are rocking the campaigns for two of Milwaukee's least dramatic offices: city comptroller and city treasurer. The comptroller's race effectively ended Thursday, the day that Milwaukee County prosecutors charged Supervisor Johnny Thomas with accepting a bribe. Thomas, who had been the front-runner in the comptroller's race, immediately suspended his campaign, leaving Martin Matson, the city's deputy pension director, as the only active candidate on the April 3 ballot. In a single day, a promising political career was derailed and a little-known bureaucrat was virtually assured of becoming the chief financial officer of a $1 billion-a-year local government. The...
  • Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    01/20/2012 6:12:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 1-18-12 | Judy Baar Topinka
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois keeps falling farther behind on its debt. As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, officially, the state has a backlog of more than $4.25 billion in unpaid bills. LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports (listen at link) But Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says when one factors in other bills, the figure is closer to around $8.5 billion. Those other outstanding bills include tax refunds, employee health insurance, and bills that have not yet reached her desk. Topinka says this is extremely disappointing, since a year ago, the state sharply increased income taxes (by 67...
  • Texas comptroller declares economic recession over

    12/12/2011 6:48:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/12/11 | Chris Tomlinson
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas comptroller said Monday that the economic recovery is taking hold, producing higher than expected tax revenues and possibly resulting in a budget surplus in 2013. In a letter to the Legislature, state Comptroller Susan Combs said tax collections were on pace to produce a $1.6 billion budget surplus for the fiscal biennium ending in 2013. That means the state could earn $82.7 billion over the next two years, while the 2012-2013 budget is only $81.1 billion. That represents an 8.2 percent increase in state revenues over the 2010-2011 budget cycle.
  • DiNapoli in 'Pay to Pay'

    10/29/2010 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10.29.10 | By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and CARL CAMPANILE in NY
    Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's campaign has reaped more than $340,000 from law firms seeking legal work from his agency, The Post has learned. The massive sum from firms that represent -- or are in line to represent -- the Comptroller's Office in lucrative class-action lawsuits accounts for 8 percent of DiNapoli's entire fund-raising haul since 2008. Such firms have collected hundreds of millions in legal fees in recent years, drawing cries of "pay to play" from critics of how DiNapoli and his predecessors have managed the state's $125 billion pension fund. Donations to the state's top fiscal officer have come under...
  • Former NYS Comptroller turns self in, pleads guilty to felony [Hevesi - Democrat]

    10/07/2010 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    WNYT - News 13 ^ | 10/07/2010 | By: Abigail Bleck
    New York City -- Alan Hevesi walked into a Manhattan courthouse Thursday morning a convicted felon and left and admitted felon, times two. The former New York State Comptroller confessed to accepting nearly a million dollars in benefits and in return, he funneled state pension funds towards the companies behind those gifts. According to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the agency leading the pay-to-play investigation--the payoffs included: --$75,000 in travel expenses for the Hevesi family --$380,000 in sham consulting fees for a lobbyist friend --more than $500,000 in campaign contributions as directed by Hevesi. As NYS Comptroller from 2003-2006, Hevesi was...
  • Spending Cuts Key To Recovery: Former U.S. Comptroller

    02/03/2010 9:31:29 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 245+ views
    CNBC ^ | 2-3-10 | Natalie Erlich
    The key to economic progress is not a revenue equation, but a spending equation, David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general told CNBC on Tuesday. “What threatens our future is not the current deficit; what threatens the future is the glide path of spending and the huge gap of what people have been promised and the revenues that we have to deliver on those promises,” he said. “The so-called off-balance sheet obligations—that’s the ice under the water that could sink the ship of state.”
  • Spitzer eyes comptroller job in 2010

    12/10/2009 10:08:54 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 851+ views
    New York Post ^ | Last Updated: 12:53 PM, December 10, 2009 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down from the governor's office amid scandal, is now strongly considering a run for state comptroller.... Spitzer has in recent weeks had discussions with some Democratic donors and insiders about the position currently held by Tom DiNapoli.... A Democrat who spoke with Spitzer said, "He's seriously thinking about it." "He wants to run if he can," said another source. "He's still talking about it." Gov. Paterson backed the idea.
  • Bill and Liu win runoffs [ChiCom-connected candidate, John Liu, is new NYC Comptroller!]

    09/30/2009 5:44:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies · 510+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2009 | JENNIFER FERMINO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
    John Liu easily won last night's runoff election for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio routed rival Mark Green in the public advocate contest -- victories that handed a major boost to the Working Families Party in its first foray into citywide races. Both races produced clear winners within 30 minutes of the polls closing at 9 p.m. A mere 228,000 ballots were cast, a record low. COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS:Liu, who will oversee the city's $80 billion pension system, cruised into history as the first Asian-American to win a citywide election, beating Brooklyn Councilman David Yassky, by 56 percent to...
  • Communist Infiltration in the New York City Election: Comptroller candidate John Lui

    09/23/2009 6:44:02 PM PDT · by ETL · 4 replies · 703+ views
    Epoch Times and New York Times
    From the New York Slimes (Times) Sept 15, 2009... With 100 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results showed that Mr. Liu had captured 38 percent of the vote, just short of the 40 percent he needed to win outright. Mr. Yassky took 30 percent, and Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz of Queens finished third, with 20 percent. David I. Weprin, a councilman from Queens, was fourth. The results set up a contest between two men who, over the course of the campaign, projected sharply different images to voters. Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a...