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.


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