Cuomo, is representing two people this year who could do the governor the most damage in a federal probe into his handling of his anti-corruption commission.Cunningham and her firm, SKDKnickerbocker, are working for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is Cunningham’s ex-husband and has been involved with the commission; and Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney who is running for Congress and had co-chaired Cuomo’s commission.Jennifer Edith Cunningham, the daughter of Janice P. Jerome Cunningham, was married yesterday to Eric Tradd Schneiderman, the son of Abigail Heyward of Los Angeles and Irwin Schneiderman of New York. Shea of State Supreme Court in Manhattan performed the ceremony at the Columns in New York.
Former New York Attorney General Bob Abrams, a key member of Scheiderman's transition team after his election, described the partnership as "a very significant development." "It is always noteworthy and positive when federal and state regulators cooperate with one another," said Abrams, who served between 19.Manafort has insisted that he has never received any illicit cash payments.But he has a "pattern" of using shell companies to purchase homes "in all-cash deals," as WNYC has reported, and then transferring those properties into his own name for no money and taking out large mortgages against them."Much of what is alleged happened in New York, so [Mueller] is coordinating with NY law enforcement," said longtime federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, who argued that it was "not surprising" to see Mueller and Schneiderman teaming up."As special counsel, Mueller has the powers of a 'United States Attorney' — the chief federal prosecutor in a jurisdiction," he said.