Cuomo’s Ties with Glenwood

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By Fredric U. Dicker

Cuomo claimed last week that he had “nothing to do’’ with Glenwood Management Corp., the controversial, influence-seeking company controlled by Manhattan real-estate mogul Leonard Litwin that has been cited in the federal corruption charges brought last week against Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau) and in January against then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan).

But that doesn’t appear to be Glenwood’s view of things.

“They are a donor of mine. They are a donor of many elected officials . . . and that’s basically the interaction. I’ve had nothing to do, except they’ve been political supporters of mine,’’ Cuomo told reporters in Syracuse.

However, the most recent lobbying records filed with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics show that Litwin’s Glenwood, a major beneficiary of real-estate tax incentives, which has directly or indirectly contributed more than $1 million to Cuomo’s campaigns, was lobbying the governor’s office at least as recently…

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