Michael Bloomberg Is Buying Power from Politically Corrupt Attorneys General

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There is no clearer evidence of the corruption of America politics than what Michael Bloomberg is doing in buying power for the NRDC from politically corrupt AG offices.

Back in March, our good friend and guest blogger, Jim Willis, at the invaluable Marcellus Drilling News, wrote a great piece entitled “Michael Bloomberg Buying AG Offices Through the NYU Law School?

It was about the revelation NYU had accepted almost $6 million from the mega-rich former Mayor of New York to establish a program to place new lawyers into state attorneys general offices to fight special interest political battles having to do with environmental matters. Jim justly described it as “the bastardization of the justice system.” I added an editor’s note pointing out Michael Bloomberg is a big NRDC guy and was using his money to further their work.

Now, we know just how badly he’s corrupted the system in both New York and Pennsylvania.

Michael BloombergThe political corruption shows up in the Appendices of report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and authored by Chris Horner. It’s titled “Law Enforcement for Rent” and primarily looks at how Michael Bloomberg is using his money to buy influence with state attorneys general in his private climate change battle. Like the efforts of the La Jolla Junta with which it is associated, this one is a RICO case if there ever was one; a conspiracy among special interest groups, trial lawyers and the filthy rich to impose their will. Read the whole report to get a sense of just how this abuse of our justice system really is.

It goes deeper than climate change, though, which has become a convenient excuse for numerous power and rent seekers to pursue their objectives. The Appendices of the report include the applications and associated documents with respect to the New York and Pennsylvania applications to NYU for the Michael Bloomberg political graft. They are huge eye-openers and may be found here, with my highlighting of the key revelations.

Consider, for example, this from the subsequently approved New York State application, made by anti-fracking friend of the NRDC, Lemuel Srolovic, on behalf of now disgraced and resigned former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (emphasis added):

Beyond the federal rollback actions, a significant number of NYOAG’s “state-side” environmental cases concern clean energy, climate change or environmental issues of regional or national importance. For example, the office presently is defending two separate petitions for review of our State Department of Environmental Conservation ‘s (NYDEC) denial of water quality certifications under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1341, for two different interstate natura l gas pipelines. Those cases are establishing important national precedent on the permissible scope and timing of state water quality review under the Clean Water Act and the interplay of that act with the federal Natural Gas Act. We expect additional challenges in this area in the near future as the NYDEC has denied an additional certification and has a number of additional applications pending with the agency.

Michael Bloomberg, in other words, is now fighting pipeline development in New York State through his illicit purchase of influence with attorneys general via the NYU program. And, notice the fact the fix has already been for a long time with respect to water quality certifications in New York State. DEC has clearly been told not to approve any of them and the New York State Attorney General’s office has been in on the fraud. New York State has no intention of complying with the FERC process established by the Natural Gas Act. Rather, it is deliberately undermining it with a view toward changing it to substitute the state for FERC.

What’s especially ironic is that these pipelines being fought with Michael Bloomberg’s money would ensure supply of the natural gas he credits with saving hundreds of lives in New York City as a consequence of his boiler conversion initiative. His money is being used to do everything possible to stop the delivery of the gas now needed, all for the sake of phony “progressive” virtual signaling on climate change.

And, what else will the money go for? Well, things such as this:

In April, NYOAG led a coalition of eight attorneys general, the Pennsylvania environmental agency and the City of New York in filing a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit challenging the Department of Energy’s delay of the effective date of efficiency standards for ceiling fans.

Yes, the New York State Attorney General’s office imagines ceiling fan efficiency standards are one of the most important issues facing New York and is proud of its work protecting New Yorkers from fans that don’t work. What the devil is any government agency at any level is doing regulating ceiling fans? That should be the discussion but, in his quest to be a climate change hero, Michael Bloomberg is now indirectly funding this crap.

Read the rest of the New York State application and you’ll find still other absurd attempts to use the Attorney General’s office not for the pursuit of justice but, rather, rank political advocacy on behalf of private special interests. They’re even “building models for two different types of common law cases to seek compensation and other relief for harm caused by fossil-fuel emissions.” This is fascist-like bullying in the service of a non-profit form of corporatism and Michael Bloomberg is funding it.

This isn’t the only place he’s funding abuse of the system, either. There’s also Pennsylvania, the application of which was also funded. Ambitious wannabe future governor Josh Shapiro serves as Attorney General of the Keystone State and here’s what he says in his application:

Pennsylvania is a large, industrial state with a long history of fossil fuel production. It is in a unique position among such states because it is pursuing a progressive environmental policy agenda

This “Pennsylvania perspective” provides a unique and powerful platform from which to create progressive environmental legal and policy change – from within. Put otherwise, while many states can and do fight for progressive environmental legal change, when that fighter is a coal-burning, Marcellus Shale gas extracting, ozone-suffering state where environmental action may not always be politically palatable, the impact of an environmental leader like Attorney General Josh Shapiro is simply more powerful.

Leaving aside the arrogance of this fellow, what is a “progressive environmental policy agenda,” anyway? Given the fact Shapiro’s application for Michael Bloomberg’s money also emphasizes his “commitment to enforcing” the intentionally vague Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment, we can be sure Shapiro intends to ally himself moire and more with the Delaware Povertykeeper a/k/a Riverkeeper and other shills for the William Penn Foundation and Heinz Endowments.

This is what the very privileged Michael Bloomberg is funding in both Pennsylvania and New York — the implementation of the special interest agendas of other privileged families. Totally disgusting. Meanwhile, he lives here in Bermuda a good part of the time and flies fuel-guzzling jets and helicopters to go wherever he wants to go. Totally hypocritical. This is Michael Bloomberg and the fact he’s buying attorneys general across the country, to tell the rest of us what we can have and not have, ought to alarm every American.

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3 thoughts on “Michael Bloomberg Is Buying Power from Politically Corrupt Attorneys General

  1. Thank you for a great article about Michael Bloomberg which explains a lot for our case also.
    We have also some special knowledge of Mr. Bloomberg illegal actions, corrupt connections because of our personal tragedy related directly to Bloomberg’s outrageous corruption.

  2. RE: Complaint against Ex-Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, Mayor DeBlasio, fraudulent confidential informant/cooperating witness/ illegal developer Argo Paumere and everyone who is involved or made decisions for clandestine misuse of two powerful agencies “Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement” and “Financial Crime Task Force” deliberately targeting innocent New York City families, elderlies, and disabled for racketeering/extorting assets, blocking any possibility to be helped by the law enforcement or courts and request for expedited investigations into gross misconducts, misuse of government funds for enforcement of criminal acts, obstruction of justice for private pockets criminal gains.
    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
    We John and Irina Hockenjos have such situation when “Res ipsa loquitur”- the thing speaks for itself.
    “Silence can only be equated with fraud when there is a legal and moral duty to speak or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading. We cannot condone this shocking conduct… If that is the case, we hope our message is clear.” U.S. v. Prudden, 424 F.2d. 1021,1032; Carmine v. Bowen,64 A.932; U.S. v. Tweel, 550 F. 2d. 297, 299, 300 (1977).
    We are the Hockenjoses one of so many peaceful, law-abiding and hard-working New York City (NYC) families who are illegally targeted for all our assets racket/extortions for private pockets criminal gains of criminal recruited as informant/witness/ illegal developer Estonian dangerous Pimp Argo Paumere.
    In 2006 and 2009 Mayor Bloomberg created in NYC two powerful “umbrella” agencies sharing information/supervising all known local, state and federal agencies, departments and offices “Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement” (MOSE or OSE) Bloomberg’s illegal Executive order (E.O.) 96 and federal agency “Financial Crime Task Force” (FCTF or FFTF) Obamas E.O. 13519. Both agencies intended to enhance the quality of life, protect real properties and combat financial crimes, frauds and scams. But misused clandestinely enforcing severe financial and other crimes, frauds and scams.
    Federal, state and local funds are misused by Bloomberg’s modification of FCTF for assisting confidential informants/ illegal developers to make huge criminal profits for building in NYC illegally dangerous, hazardous wrecks which never were inspected and in the same time committing racket/extortions of assets from innocent adjoining real properties owners secretly and falsely accused in crimes.
    Extortions of our assets impossible to stop because all local, state and federal law enforcement in NYC, offices and agencies, departments are intentionally misinformed by Bloomberg’s FCTF illegally prohibiting to stop racket/extortions, ordering crimes enforcements and falsely recommending victims of serious and dangerous crimes that it is unknown “civil matter.” Crimes victims are forced to influenced by FCTF Supreme Civil courts where in judge’s chambers, without any witnesses’ we are not permitted to speak, or to be present if we have an attorney. Attorneys privately intimidated by the judge are stealing huge retainers from us and running away. Confidential informant/witness/ illegal developer Paumere is racketeering our assets but posing “a neighbor” who is “disputing” adjoining owners’ real property and life savings. Paumere does not file the answers. Paumere is able to file a frivolous case without cause of actions on the matter which is already in the same court.
    We cannot find an appropriate specialty attorney simply because crime is not a “civil matter.” The real estate attorneys said we do not have a real estate case because our “neighbor”/informant has no legal rights for our real property – lot 225, but only has legal rights for the property he bought – lot 226. We both have deeds in details describing the property lines, property size and property use and occupancy. Two deeds stating the same things and there is nothing (!) to “dispute.” Our surveys are matching each other and there is nothing to dispute, everything is clear as a bell.
    The civil forfeiture attorneys said they cannot help because we do not have any business and the government never sent us any notices. Eminent Domain attorneys said – it is not their case because no public necessity plainly demanded.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation stated it is their case on public corruption but the supervisor overruled stating that “our case” is in FCTF in Mayors’ office. Mayor Bloomberg’s staff refused to explain to us why FCTF determined- stealing our assets is a civil matter. Mayor DeBlasio said he cannot help us. Why?!
    We were framed by our perpetrator –informant/witness/ illegal developer Argo Paumere in 2012 for seven years in jail but by our security cameras we were proven innocent but two policeman and committing fraudulent accusations in crimes Argo Paumere are not prosecuted, did not financially compensate us but continues our assets illegal demands and extortions under color of law!
    Paumere does not behave like litigant – he is permitted to file a case without cause of actions which we cannot dismiss, Paumere and his attorney did not show up in court but we cannot get default judgment because Paumers frivolous case is automatically adjourned by Judge. Paumere making calls in the courtroom and judges taking the phone calls leading to ruling in Paumeres favor.
    Now after nine (9) years Paumere and his attorney did not show up in court Paumere’s attorney left with a false statement in court documents that he was our attorney! Paumere keeps making phone calls and we got illegal Judges orders to complete discovery on four cases without an answer from the opposition, without cause of action on August 1, 2019. We must file on all cases because there is a lot of fraud. We cannot go trial on the case without cause of action demanding our only home and half of Million dollars! We must have the rights to know why our only home and money are demanded. When and what crime they are falsely claiming we committed?!
    We do not want to die being murdered or being innocent placed in jail for Nouveau riche Michael Bloomberg’s criminal gains of all our assets! The elderly people like us at such time of their life when they no longer can recover losses from frauds, scams, financial and other crimes. Please help us to find out what FCTF is claiming against us and why, how to stop these crimes and survive.
    Thank you.

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