Suozzi Complains, but Formally

Following up (again) on this weekend’s Daily News story on Eliot Spitzer and his family trust, Tom Suozzi went up to Albany today to ask the State Ethics Commission to look into the propriety of the attorney general — which regulates the state’s charities — helping his family run a $25 million charitable trust.

In a statement, Suozzi said of his opponent that “sitting on this board is a clear conflict of interest, and his presence on the trust board is a continued abuse of authority and show of disrespect to the people of New York.”

Walter Ayres, the Ethics Commission’s highly courteous spokesman, responded: “We do recognize there is a public interest in this complaint and we will be reviewing it.”

– Josh Benson