July 28, 2013

Head Of Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Commission Sued 17 Times For Election Violations

The Daily News reports that the new head of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) anti-corruption commission has been the subject of 17 lawsuits from the state Board of Elections, an agency she’s now charged with investigating

The executive director of Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission was sued 17 times by the state Board of Elections — an agency her panel is now charged with investigating. 

From 2001 to 2009, commission executive director Regina Calcaterra was treasurer of Women PAC, which gave money to city candidates who supported women’s issues. 

In 2002, Calcaterra was sued — twice — in her role as the political action committee’s treasurer by the Board of Elections for failing to file two required financial disclosures. In that suit, the first against her, she received a $144 fine that she paid.

She subsequently was sued another 15 times for missing additional filing deadlines, with a judge backing the state at least nine times.