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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n12 (03/23/2011) » Section: Week in Review

The Brown v. SanFilippo Spat

About a week and a half ago, Mayor Byron Brown was spitting screws because, he said, outgoing Comptroller Andy SanFilippo had blown a chance that the city’s control board would go soft this year by failing to sell some bonds for last year’s capital projects until after the new fiscal year had started in July.

Back-Room Politicking

This week, online pamphleteer Joe Illuzzi reports that Carl Paladino’s former campaign manager, Michael Caputo, solicited a bribe of $50,000 from the congressional campaign of Jane Corwin. In exchange, the story alleges, Conservative candidate David Bellavia would drop out of the race to fill the seat Chris Lee resigned. Caputo has denied the story, and denies representing Bellavia in any capacity. We don’t know what to make of the tale or whether to believe it.

Cold Case Solved

In January, this newspaper ran a cover story about the unsolved 2003 murder of a 19-year-old man named Joseph Thomas, Jr.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

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