As I wrote yesterday JJOKE's settlement with David Ellenhorn and the new Ellenhorn/Boies rules for jet travel gifts seemed awfully fishy to me. So I FOILed "any and all documents,records, depositions and relevant and requested information as set forth in the substantial basis investigation report". Lo and behold today I got a response. In under 24 hours I got a response . . . that is amazing. I have Foils that are years old that they ignore. A response in under 24 hours? Something is going on and the response speaks volumes about how crooked this inquiry, investigation and settlement were. The response? "There are no publicly available records at this time conforming to your request"
Of course there aren't. Either they don't exist because no real inquiry was made. As I have heard and feared Boies and Ellenhorn thru Harlan Levy got to the Cuomo Commissioners and did their best Larry Schwartz impersonation or the records exist but JJOKE will not release them because they prove the allegation above. Either way a damning indictment of JJOKE's lack of transparency, independence and honesty.
And please don't tell me that you can not release these records because you have before. Remember Vito Lopez? When JJOKE wants or Cuomo tells them to the entire investigation file is made available or at least the portions they want you to see (see http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ethics-panel-refuses-document-request-in-Lopez-4597409.php)
JCOPE -controlled, secretive and dishonest and that is the best NY state has for ethics enforcement.
You don't need bleach, you don't need new laws, you don't need politicians or goo goos mouthing the words reform
YOU NEED PEOPLE IN THESE ETHICS AGENCIES WITH THE GUTS AND BRAINS TO SPEAK OUT
I contacted LT for her thoughts on the FOIL request I will post it here when she calls me back