The state Commission on Investigations just released a report from the probe of the relationship between the law firm Getnick & Getnick and the New York Racing Association. Last summer, N.Y.R.A. hired the firm as special counsel, granting them a $125,000 no-bid contract. Critics later charged that the firm was instrumental in securing support for N.Y.R.A. from Eliot Spitzer.
The report concludes N.Y.R.A. broke the law by failing to solicit bids. The commission’s chairman, Alfred Lerner, is quote in the release as saying: