Cuomo’s Ties with Glenwood

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 as February.

The records reveal that Glenwood hired Mark L. Lieberman for $15,000 in January and February to lobby the “NYS Assembly, NYS Governor’s office and its agencies & authorities, NYS Senate.’’

Cuomo backtracked on another aspect of his relationship with Glenwood late last week, conceding that he had “forgotten’’ about three meetings he had with Litwin and the company’s top officials in 2011.

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