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August 23, 2007

Vito Lopez: Bought By Bruce Ratner?

Daily Gotham
By "Mole333"

ALBANYWORKS.jpgThis is the story of the special tax break for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards Nets-arena-and-highrise complex; Vito Lopez — the politician who delivered the special tax break for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards Nets-arena-and-highrise complex; Michael Ratner — the brother of Bruce Ratner and NJ Nets' investor who gave money to the politician who delivered the special tax break for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards Nets-arena-and-highrise complex; and Karen Ranucci — the wife of the brother of Bruce Ratner and NJ Nets' investor who gave money to the politician who delivered the special tax break for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards Nets-arena-and-highrise complex.

One of the main problems has been the corruption that surrounds Albany like a vortex of slime, with the old triumvirate of Pataki, Bruno and Silver at the center of it. Another part of the Albany vortex of corruption is Vito Lopez, Assemblyman from Brooklyn and considered one of the most corrupt politicians outside of prison.

Vito Lopez gets most of his campaign contributions from developers and, interestingly enough, chiropractors. Not sure why he's so popular among chiropractors, but it is easy to see why he is so beloved by developers. Now it becomes clear that Lopez has been bought by Bruce Ratner's family.

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Posted by lumi at August 23, 2007 10:02 AM