Governor-in-waiting Andrew Cuomo claims his first priority is to "Clean up Albany". When they fill out their new electronic ballots next Tuesday, how many New Yorkers have will ever have ever heard of the other Andrew: Andrew Farkas?
In 2006, the Village Voice reported on Andy Cuomo's involvement with real estate developer Farkas while Andy C. was head of Bill Clinton's HUD. Andy C., working his trademark shtick, pursued a high-profile, headline grabbing civil suit against Farkas. This time, however, Cuomo backed off as his term at HUD drew to a close. Then, returning to private life, young Cuomo quickly scarfed up two million bucks in salary and and contributions, from Farkas!
It is said we get the government we deserve. Before Tuesday, please read the whole Voice article, which is still available online - click here.