W.F.P. Wants Cuomo to Probe Faso

The Working Families Party is calling on Andrew Cuomo to investigate John Faso for payments his law firm got as part of the Aqueduct deal.

“Faso and his partners were paid up to $600,000 of taxpayer money to protect the public interest. The mess of a bidding process that resulted raises the question: what did Faso and his firm do with the money?” W.F.P. spokesman Dan Levitan said in a public statement.

It’s an unusually strong request from the W.F.P. The party’s ballot line is now crucial for any Democrat running statewide, and the edict comes just one week after Cuomo recused himself from another investigation, saying the perception of the political motivations behind the probe made it inappropriate.