Immunity for Rattner?
Monday, October 04, 2010 - 02:29 PM
New York’s former state comptroller may, or may not, admit wrongdong in the wide-ranging pension investigation that has already ensnared some of the biggest names in Democratic politics, including President Obama’s one-time car czar Steven Rattner.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Rattner “was given immunity from criminal prosecution for testifying in [Andrew] Cuomo's case. But he has been negotiating a potential civil settlement with the attorney general and the SEC, which has been seeking a three-year ban of Mr. Rattner from the securities industry, people familiar with the situation have previously said.”
At a campaign event in Brooklyn yesterday, I asked Cuomo if Rattner had immunity from the attorney general’s office.
Cuomo offered a non-answer.
“That is a case that is currently being investigated and being handled by the office so I can’t have any comment on that,” he said.