Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Campaign honcho's bond-biz 'pay-play'

ALBANY -- Carl Paladino, who promises to clean up Albany's corrupt ways, has picked a campaign chairwoman who steered more than $1 billion in bond business to the current treasurer of the state Conservative Party, The Post has learned.

The appointment last week of former longtime Erie County Comptroller Nancy Naples by the GOP gubernatorial candidate ame at the same time he and his allies were pressuring Conservative Chairman Mike Long and other party leaders to back him and dump Rick Lazio. c

The Republican Naples, a one-time state motor-vehicles commissioner, resigned as comptroller in 2005 amid a county fiscal crisis following a Buffalo News investigative report that found she was "steering 80 percent of the county's bond business to one politically wired underwriter."

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/cleanup_carl_mess_H6D4VQR5cP55KvN1vAniHI#ixzz10m8mTzvg

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