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"...the deafening silence of the many individuals...who learned of...criminal activity being conducted
in the...Capitol and elsewhere, and...said nothing.  No one made a call.  No one blew the whistle.  No one sounded the alarm.

US Attorney Preet Bharara, April 4, 2013




his governor's website: https://www.governor.ny.gov/
-- MISSING FROM HIS ISSUES:  "Public Trust"; "Public Integrity", "Fighting Gov't Corruption"

his campaign website: https://andrewcuomo.com/  
click here for his paltry
"Record of Success -- Restoring Public Trust" --
missing, for example, is his "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's THREE LAWSUITS, "on behalf of the People of the State of New York & the Public Interest",
SUING CUOMO for CORRUPTION & "GRAND LARCENY OF THE PUBLIC FISC" pertaining to judicial & district attorney salary increases -- & his "on-time" budgets

RECORD:  CJA's declaratory judgment action
CJA v. Cuomo,...Schneiderman, DiNapoli...
(Bronx Co. #302951-2012; NY Co. #401988-2012)

RECORD:  CJA's FIRST citizen-taxpayer action
CJA v. Cuomo,...Schneiderman, DiNapoli 
(Albany Co. #1788-2014)

RECORD:  CJA's SECOND citizen-taxpayer action
CJA v. Cuomo,...Schneiderman, DiNapoli...
(Albany Co. #5122-2016)


"on behalf of the People of the State of New York & the Public Interest",
in the "Legislature's" declaratory judgment action vs.
the Cuomo-Schneiderman-rigged Commission to Investigate Public Corruption,
defended by Schneiderman

Senate, Assembly... v. Rice...Commission to Investigate Public Corruption

(NY Co. #160941-2013)

[unabridged VIDEO & documentary trail:  HERE]

CJA's May 23, 2011 letter to Governor Cuomo... --
"RE:  (1) NYS's Commission on Judicial Compensation -- Inoperative & Inaccessible to the Public; (2) Evidence Disentitling NYS's Judiciary to Increased Compensation, Presented and Proffered by the Public at the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee's June 8, 2009 and September 24, 2009 Public Hearings -- as to which There Has Been No Investigation, No Findings, and No Committee Report"

click here for VIDEO & transcripts of 2009 NYS Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct & court-controlled attorney disciplinary system

CJA's June 23, 2011 transmittal letter to Governor Cuomo -- 
"RE:  (1) Bringing Public Accessibility, Input, and Accountability to the Judicial Compensation Commission -- Facilitated by the Open Meetings Law & Executive Order #3; and  (2) Chairman Thompson's Disqualifying Conflict of Interest, Requiring his Resignation" --
 click here for
CJA's draft statement & substantiating documentary evidence prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee's (aborted) December 16, 2009 hearing

CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report,
addressed to Governor Cuomo...

hand-delivered to his executive office in NYC on October 27, 2011

CJA's March 2, 2012 letter to Governor Cuomo...
"RE: YOUR FINDINGS OF FACT & CONCLUSIONS OF LAW:  Protecting the People of this State & the Public Purse from Judicial Pay Raises that are Unconstitutional, Unlawful & Fraudulent"

     Ex. A:  Executive Summary of CJA's October 27, 2011 Opposition Report
     Ex. B:  CJA's November 29, 2011 complaint to Attorney General Schneiderman's Public Integrity Bureau & its December 7, 2011 determination that "complaint does not warrant action by this office at this time"
     Ex. C:  AG Schneiderman's website info as to partnership with Comptroller DiNapoli "to investigate public corruption involving taxpayer funds"; May 23, 2011 NYT article "Accord with Comptroller Will Help Attorney General Pursue Corruption Cases"; May 30, 2011 Albany Times Union article "AG, comptroller partnership a no-brainer

   Ex. D:  CJA's March 1, 2012 complaint to Comptroller DiNapoli's Investigations Uni

CJA's March 28, 2012 e-mail to Governor Cuomo... --
"Subject: GIVING NOTICE: Lawsuit being commenced to stop the judicial pay raises"

CJA's March 29, 2012 e-mail to Governor Cuomo... -- "
Subject: VERIFIED COMPLAINT & OSC for STAY with TRO: Lawsuit vs Unconstitutional, Unlawful & Fraudulent Judicial Pay Raises"

CJA's March 30, 2012 verified complaint
in declaratory judgment action

CJA's February 1, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo --
RE: Discharging Your Constitutional Duty with Respect to the Judiciary Budget Request for Funding of the Judicial Salary Increases Recommended by the August 29, 2011 'Final' Report of the Special Commission on Judicial Compensation"

VIDEO of CJA's testimony
at the Legislature's February 6, 2013 budget hearing

CJA's March 19, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo --
Assisting the Legislature in Discharging its Constitutional Duty:  The People’s Right to Know the Dollar Cost of the Judiciary Budget & of the Appropriations Bill for the Judiciary & to be Protected from 'Grand Larceny of the Public Fisc' by Unidentified, Unitemized Judicial Pay Raises, whose Fraudulence, Statutory-Violations, and Unconstitutionality are Proven by Documentary Evidence in Your Possession & the Legislature’s"       E-MAIL TO GOVERNOR      CJA's February 26, 2013 letter to Budget Director Robert Megna

CJA's March 29, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo's Chief of Staff --
"RE: The Governor’s Duty to Disapprove S.2601-A/A.3001-A (Judiciary/Legislative Appropriations Bill)
, Pursuant to Article VII, §4 & Article IV, §7 of the New York State Constitution, Because the Legislature Violated Express Constitutional and Statutory Safeguards, as well as its Own Rules, in Passing It TRANSMITTING E-MAIL

CJA's April 15, 2013 corruption complaint
to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (SDNY) 

CJA's May 13, 2013 corruption complaint
to U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch (EDNY)

CJA's June 13, 2013 corruption complaint
to U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian (NDNY)

CJA's June 4, 2013 letter
to Senate Committee on Investigations & Government Operations

& Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis & Investigation

CJA's June 25, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo --
"RE: Your Duty to Disapprove A.246 (establishing a special commission on compensation of managerial and confidential state employees) and to Use its Return to the Legislature, Pursuant to Article IV, §7 of the New York State Constitution, to Advance the Non-Partisan, Good-Government Legislative Rules Reforms of the 2004, 2006, and 2008 Brennan Center Reports         

CJA's August 21, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo  --
"Achieving BOTH a Properly Functioning Legislature & Your Public Trust Act (Program Bill #3) -- the Sine Qua Non for 'Government Working' & 'Working for the People"

click here for
Rules Reform Resource Page --
including 2004, 2006, 2008 Brennan Center Reports

Senate Rules Reform Resource Page --
including transcripts, videos, & reports
of the 2009 Temporary Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Reform

click here for "Reformer who called NY's Legislature 'dysfunctional'
will be Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ethics czar

CJA's September 25, 2013 e-mail to Governor --
NOTICE: The Governor Must NOT Sign A.246 (establishing a special commission on compensation of managerial & confidential state employees)

CJA's December 11, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo...
-- "RE:
SAFEGUARDING THE PUBLIC PURSE FROM JUDICIAL FRAUD & LARCENY:  Your Constitutional & Statutory Duty to Reject the Entirety of the Judiciary’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Over & Beyond its Concealed, Unitemized Third Phase of the Judicial Salary Increase that Will Otherwise Take Effect, Automatically, on April 1, 2014" 

CJA's December 30, 2013 letter to Governor Cuomo --
:  Your Duty to Exclude the Legislature’s Proposed Budget from the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Because its Absence of Certified Itemized Estimates Violates Article VII, §1 of the NYS Constitution; Alternatively, to Recommend that the Legislature Reject it, or Alter it Based on Certification of Itemized Estimates" 

CJA's January 7, 2014 letters to Governor Cuomo... --  
"RE: 'FOLLOWING THE MONEY' -- The Proposed Judiciary and Legislative Budgets for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 ..." 

CJA's January 7, 2014 supplemental corruption complaint
to Commission to Investigate Public Corruption --
& Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares


CJA's March 28, 2014 verified complaint --
1st citizen-taxpayer action

(fiscal year 2014-2015)  

CJA's April 23, 2014 INTERVENTION
order to show cause & verified complaint
in "Legislature's" declaratory judgment action vs the Cuomo-Schneiderman-rigged
Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, defended by Schneiderman

CJA's July 11, 2014 letter to Governor Cuomo --
"RE: Getting to First Base in Achieving 'the Dream of Honest Government'

         (1) Rectifying your violation of 'The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011” by appointing the review committee to evaluate JCOPE that you were required to appoint “No later than June 1, 2014';
(2) Making public your 'written response', if any, to CJA’s June 27, 2013 ethics complaint against you, filed with JCOPE"  

CJA's March 31, 2015 verified supplemental complaint --
1st citizen-taxpayer action

(fiscal year 2015-2016)

CJA's October 30, 2015 FOIL/Records Request to Governor Cuomo... --
"RE: Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation"

CJA's March 23, 2016 verified second supplemental complaint --
1st citizen-taxpayer action

(fiscal year 2016-2017) 

CJA's June 21, 2016 second supplemental corruption complaint
to Albany District Attorney Soares

CJA's September 2, 2016 verified complaint --
2nd citizen-taxpayer action

(fiscal year 2016-2017) 

CJA's March 29, 2017 verified supplemental complaint --
2nd citizen-taxpayer action

(fiscal year 2017-2018)


CJA's September 27, 2017 corruption complaint
to US Attorney for the Southern District of New York  --

"for grand larceny of the public fisc & other corrupt acts" 
complaint form-side 1  side 2


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February 14, 2018

February 13, 2018
"Republican Consultant Urges Yellow Light on DeFran"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

February 12, 2018
"Cuomo's poll drop means nothing"
NY Observer (Bradley Tusk)

February 12, 2018
"DeFrancisco nomination for governor no slam dunk"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

February 10, 2018
"Brian Kolb tackling misconduct accusations over race for governor"

February 9, 2018
"Kolb abuptedly cancels his guvernatorial campaign"
Politico  (Jimmy Vielkind)
February 9, 2018
"Potential Cuomo challenger drops out of race"
New York Post (Kirsten Conley)

February 7, 2018
"GOP using Joseph Percocco trial in an attempt to damage Gov. Cuomo re-election bid"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

January 23, 2018
"Political Corruption Trial Has New Yorkers Grumbling"
Courthouse News (Alan Klasfeld)

January 22, 2018
here  & here
CBS (Marcia Kramer)

January 22, 2018
"County GOPs begin backing Kolb as governor"
Wayne Post (Julie Sherwood)

January 22, 2018
"Graft trial begins for former top advisor to Cuomo"
New York Times (Benjamin Weiser)

January 22, 2018
"Water's Boiling: Cuomo's Bribezoni"
Newsday (Lane Filler)

January 21, 2018
"New Directory to Lawmakers: The Court Calendar"
New York Times (editorial)

January 17, 2018
"Real estate throws tons of cash at the Cuomo campaign, again"
The Real Deal (Will Parker)

"Governor pulls in real estate contributions through egregious loophole"
Crain's Business (Will Bredderman)

January 17, 2018
"Cuomo Amasses $30 Million War Chest"
New York Times (Shane Goldmacher)

January 16, 2018
"Cuomo enters re-election year with highest favorability rating in years"

January 16, 2018
"55 percent of voters likely to re-elect Cuomo"
Spectrum News

January 16, 2018
"At start of budget season (& a reelection year), Cuomo enjoys high marks from voters"
Legislative Gazette  (Gormley)

January 16, 2018
"Siena Poll: Cuomo Favorability Rating Rises"

January 16, 2018
"Siena poll shows Cuomo with wind at his back"
Albany Times Union (Matt Hamilton)

January 16, 2018
"Cuomo heads into 2018 reelection campaign with rock-solid approval ratings"
Daily News (Glenn Blain)

January 16, 2018
"Two good terms deserve a third: Cuomo gets first union endorsement in 2018 race"
Auburnpub.com (Robert Harding)

January 16, 2018
"Majority of NY voters would give Cuomo a third term as governor"
Auburnpub.com (Robert Harding)

January 15, 2018
"Sliwa's reform party starts meeting with governor candidates"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

January 15, 2018
"NYGOP Consultants want corruption focus on Cuomo"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

January 15, 2018
"Retail union offers early endorsement for Cuomo's re-election effort"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

January 14, 2018
"Cuomo has $31M in his campaign treasury"
New York Post (Carl Campanile)

January 14, 2018
"The Next GOP panic: Governors races"
Politico (Gabriel DeBenedetti, Daniel Strauss)

January 8, 2018
Cox: GOP candidates for governor pledge not to have a primary"
Albany Times Union (Matt Hamilton)

"GOP has shortlist of potential candidates for governor"
NPR (Karen DeWitt)

January 8, 2018
Republican exodus from governor race worries Conservative Party boss"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

January 8, 2018
"Cox: GOP candidates for governor pledge to not have a primary"
Albany Times Union (Matt Hamilton)

January 8, 2018
"The impeding GOP catastrophe in Trump's backyard"
Politico  (Jimmy Vielkind)

January 8, 2018
"New York GOP is close to 'panic' as leaders face a blank slate for 2018"
Politico (Jimmy Vielkind)

January 8, 2018
"Republican exodus from governor race worries Conservative Party boss"
Daily News (Ken Lovett) 

December 28, 2018
"In a Career Year, Which Gov. Cuomo Stands Up?"
The Chief (Richard Steier)

December 25, 2018
"Question marks surround Cuomo scandals, ambitions as he heads into 2018"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

December 21, 2017
"Independence Party endorses Cuomo for re-election
NY Post (Carl Campanile)

November 20, 2017

"Possible GOP Candidates Weigh Chances to Unseat Cuomo"
Gotham Gazette (Rachel Silberstein)

November 9, 2017
"John DeFrancisco: No change in plans
after GOP rival drops plans for governor"
Syracuse.com  (Mark Weiner)

October 27, 2017
"9 Democratic primaries to watch in 2018"
CNN (Gregory Krieg)

October 19, 2017
"Molinaro for New York: Republican creates campaign committee
to run for governor"
Auburnpub.com  (Robert Harding)

October 17, 2017
"Kolb, Molinaro in talks to form GOP ticket against Cuomo in 2018"
Auburn.pub  (Robert Harding)

October 9, 2017
"State business leaders worry Democratic primary challenger
could push Gov. Cuomo too far to the left
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

October 2, 2017
"Dutchess County exec outlines potential gubernatorial campaign in Essex County"
The Sun (Pete Demola)

September 20, 2017
"GOP chair optimistic about 2018 governor's race"
WRVO Public Media (Karen DeWitt)

September 3, 2017
"Eye on NY: Two upstate NY GOP leaders jockey for position in 2018 race for governor"  

Auburn.com (Robert Harding)

August 22, 2017
What NY politicos think about John DeFrancisco running for governor"

 Syracuse.com (Mark Weiner)

August 18, 2017
Cuomo 2020 is a pipe dream wasting NY tax dollars"
The Hill (Joseph Borelli)

August 6, 2017
"Amid Talks of a 2020 Run, Cuomo Must First Deal With 2018",
New York Times (Jesse McKinley)

August 6, 2017
"Third term curse haunts Cuomo",
Politico (Jimmy Vielkind)

August 2, 2017
DeFrancisco, No. 2 in NY Senate, exploring run for governor in 2018"
Auburnpub.com (Robert Harding)

July 27, 2017
This Democrat might be Cuomo's biggest challenger next year"
NY Post (Carl Campanile)

July 7, 2017
"Andrew Cuomo could beat Trump...if he could win over the Left first"
Politico (David Freedlander)

June 14, 2017
"6/14: Cuomo Approval Rating Hightest in Two Years,
Cuomo on Track for Re-Election, Lacks Support for Presidential Bid
", Marist Poll Release

January 18, 2017
"Cuomo reports $22M in campaign coffers as potential candidates lag behind"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)


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