Lawyer, lobbyist and political fixer, Harold Ickes, gave the re-election campaign committee of his pal, Mayor Bill de Blasio $19,250 in bundled contributions after his client A.E.G. Live won city permission to hold a music festival on Randall’s Island, the NY Times reported.
Suri Kasirer, a lobbyist for Madison Square Garden, delivered about $56,000 in contributions, and James Capalino, who represents Founders, delivered $29,690. MSG and Founders were also competitors in bids to land lucrative contracts to hold concerts in city parks.
Ickes and de Blasio were colleagues in the administration of President Bill Clinton.