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Resource ID: #17168
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: Newsday (New York)
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Date: 31-Aug

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Two contractors with an extensive history of bad debts and questionable business practices won more than $37 million in state contracts and subsidies after becoming major contributors and fund-raisers for N.Y. Gov. George Pataki and other politicians. Frank and Ken Stubbolo had fund-raisers for N.Y. Gov. George Pataki and other politicians. Frank and Ken Stubbolo had a lengthy record of bankruptcies, financial judgements and tax defaults - much of it detailed in public records...Despite their clouded background, however, the Stubbolo brothers wound up with state contracts to build dormitories, an assisted-living facility and a community center. The state's failure to examine the contractors' background and qualifications quickly became apparent with the dormitory job had to be halted because of design flaws and delays.

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