The Morning Read: August 2, 2006

The Times reports a letter to the board of elections from Stephen Minarik accuses Andrew Cuomo of receiving “substantial unreported and, in certain cases, illegal in-kind contributions.”

The Sun reports that a company targeted by Eliot Spitzer last year, offered a close friend $1 million for a meeting with the Attorney General.

The Albany Times Union reports that over two dozen media outlets, including itself, have filed a lawsuit against Sheldon Silver and Joe Bruno for violating “the state Freedom of Information Law by refusing to disclose which lawmakers asked for specific grants for community projects.”

—Nicole Brydson The Morning Read: August 2, 2006