State officials on Wednesday ordered Glenwood Management to pay $200,000 for violating the state’s lobbying laws in connection with ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics fined Glenwood for its role in the pay-to-play corruption cases of Silver and Skelos, the New York Post reported. The developer hired property tax law firm Goldberg & Iryami in 2012 and 2013, knowing that the firm paid Silver a referral fee, according to JCOPE. At the time, Glenwood was also lobbying Silver on real estate-related issues.
Glenwood, headed by centenarian Leonard Litwin, had also recommended that an environmental technology firm, Ab Tech Industries, hire Skelos’ son as a consultant, authorities said. The firm didn’t properly submit lobbying registration and reports describing meetings with Skelos, according to authorities.