Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Growing List of NY Politicians Rejecting $$$ from Ilitch Partner Michael Malik

New York Lawmakers chosing to distance themselves 
from Detroit Syndicator with history breaking laws

Some of New York’s politicians have had their hands out and are blindly banking campaign contributions from Detroit casino syndicator Michael Malik; then, publicly supporting his Long Island gambling schemes.  Reps. Carolyn McCarthy and Tim Bishop are two examples.

On the other hand, some elected officials, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, are onto his ways and this past year have rejected Malik’s money and association. 

See where they stand:

Said “No” to Malik
REJECTED Syndicator’s $$$

Said “Yes” to Malik
ACCEPTED Syndicator’s $$$
  • Braunstein, Assemblyman Edward
  • Cuomo, Governor Andrew
  • Johnson, Senator Craig
  • Klein, Senator Jeffrey

  • Bishop, Rep. Timothy
  • Gillibrand, US Senator Kirsten
  • Kruger, Senator Carl
  • McCarthy, Rep. Carolyn
  • Rangel, Rep. Charles
  • Schumer, US Senator Charles

For almost a decade Detroit gambling syndicator Mike Malik has financed and orchestrated efforts intended to win him (and Mrs. Marian Ilitch) the right to develop and run gambling halls in the New York City marketplace.  He is using the Shinnecock Indian Nation to front his schemes.  But he and his partners have dumped millions trying to influence politicians and win their favor.  And all along he’s been expanding his resume as a notorious law-breaker.

  • Tangled up in a federally prosecuted Ponzi scheme case, in partnership with the ringleader who is now a fugitive hiding out in Brazil, and forced to repay $170,000 obtained fraudulently. 
  • Found guilty and on probation for violating Arizona’s firearms laws.
  • Found to have violated campaign finance laws repeatedly (2006 & 2009) and fined a total of $10,000+ for his actions.
  • Denied a gaming license in Michigan; reportedly because the MGCB had concerns stemming from IRS tax issues and a domestic violence arrest for which Malik served on year’s probation after beating his then-girlfriend’s 12-year-old son. 
Cuomo, Braunstein, Johnson & Klein decided to distance themselves from Malik given his controversial, law-breaking history.

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