On Clarence Norman and Carl Andrews

Once again, in the latest issue of the Village Voice, Wayne Barrett pursues his case against Carl Andrews.

Here’s one of the meaty grafs:

Andrews delivered $55,000 in precious senate grants in 2004 and 2005 to the Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights, which has retained Clarence Norman as a consultant. Started by Norman’s father in the 1980s, the LDC had also collected $371,500 since 2003 in assembly funding from Norman, who, as a leading member of the Democratic assembly majority at the time, had much more pork power than Andrews. The GOP senate majority greatly limits the so-called “member items” that Democrats control, so Andrews tried, in a Voice interview, to lowball what he’d given, insisting “it was just $5,000 or $10,000.”

You can read the rest here.

—Nicole Brydson On Clarence Norman and Carl Andrews