Carmel, N.Y. – (8/14/12) – The Ball Campaign hosted a press conference at their Headquarters calling on Wacky Wagner to fully disclose his firms clients, many of which are believed to present a direct conflict of interest.
“Extremist Wacky Wagner is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, positioned to be the well paid shill for a host of large, well-heeled corporate raiders. The last thing we need in Albany is another attorney, ripe with conflicts, representing big oil, big insurance, fracking polluters and corporate outsourcers, all making billions while working people are hurt by legislation crafted to protect their lawmaker’s clients. Wagner needs to immediately disclose his firm’s clients and detail what financial investment this firm has made to his trojan horse candidacy. The Ball Campaign is calling for an investigation and is demanding that Wacky Wagner fully disclose his firm’s clients, detailing the specifics of his ‘extended leave’ from his firm, which we believe may constitute an illegal campaign contribution,” said Jim Coleman, Ball’s Campaign Manager.
Senator Greg Ball’s Campaign is calling for the following disclosures:
- Publicly disclose the full employment arrangement he has made when he took a leave of absence with his law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, including how much the law firm pays him during his leave of absence, possibly constituting an illegal campaign contribution;
- Publicly disclose the full client list for the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, including any retainers these clients pay to the firm;
- Publicly disclose any direct or indirect campaign contributions made to Wacky Wagner’s campaign by partners and associates of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, as well as campaign contributions from the family of the law firm’s partners and associates;
- Publicly disclose those clients of clients of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, who have been or are currently conducting business with New York State.
The Ball Campaign is giving Wacky Wagner two weeks to disclose these details, before filing an official complaint. At which time, the Ball Campaign will ask for a full investigation by all proper authorities.
For more information please contact Joe Bachmeier at 845-200-9716.