Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s illegal 2013 mayor campaign contributions deserve careful attention especially in wake of the NYPD police officer killings.
The records, if correct, indicate some big donors exceeded the legal contribution limit of $4,950 for individual donors for the primary and general elections combined, according to the database.
Some interesting names:
— Famed plaintiffs’ attorney Thomas Ajamie, based in Texas, who contributed $4,950 (the max);
— Bernard Kerik’s criminal defense lawyer Michael Bachner gave $500;
— Major securities fraud class action lawyer Andrew Barroway, who is trying to buy the NHL Arizona Coyotes, gave nearly $7,500 according to the records, although the individual limit is $4,950.
— In an emerging pattern of securities fraud class action lawyers, Max Berger gave $3,000;
— Another legendary New York lawyer, David Boies (Gore’s recount lawyer in 2000 before the Supreme Court in the hanging chad case), gave $4,950;
— Admitted lesbian Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon gave $4,950 plus another $1,000 that was refunded when the illegal excess was discovered;
— Noted ThinkProgress / Center for American Progress founder Tony Podesta (former Clinton chief of staff) gave the max $4950;
— Former OJ Simpson forensic lawyer Barry Scheck gave $350;
— World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein gave $4,950 and got a refund for excess contributions;
— PROVING SOME PEOPLE REALLY OUGHT TO KNOW BETTER: John Zuccotti, a relative of the man after whom Zuccotti Park (Occupy Wall street) was named and now an executive at Brookfield Properties which owns the park but makes it publicly accessible, gave the maximum $4,950;
— Real estate developer Joseph Cayre gave $3,500;
— Comcast (NBC owner) Executive Vice President David Cohen gave $4,950;
— Noted corporate lawyer Gandolfo DiBlasi gave the maximum of $4,950;
— Former New York State finance regulator Eric Dinallo gave $4,950 and $2,475, exceeding the apparent limits;
— Leading New Jersey and former HIllary Clinton election lawyer Angelo Genova gave three contributions that in the aggregate exceeded the $4,950 maximum by $2,475 (total $7,425), while his wife gave to the legal limit of $4,950;
— Chris Christie’s Bridgegate law firm, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, gave $4,950;
— Former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff Harold Ickes gave three contributions which in the aggregate also totalled $7,425;
…to be continued