When Gov. Cuomo needed to get to Utah for the debut of his movie star chef love Sandra Lee’s new documentary on her battle with breast most cancers, he hopped on a non-public airplane owned by large marketing campaign donors.
“The airplane belongs to Barry and Lizanne Rosenstein, long-time buddies of Sandra Lee and the Governor with no enterprise earlier than the state,” mentioned Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi.
Rosenstein is a billionaire hedgefunder. Cuomo made the spherical journey to Utah for the screening of Lee’s quick documentary on the Sundance Movie Competition on Monday earlier than returning house lower than 24 hours later.
The New York Instances first reported the usage of a donor’s airplane.
“The worth of the journey is being tabulated, and because it was not in his official capability nor associated to the marketing campaign, won’t be coated by taxpayers nor by marketing campaign funds,” Azzopardi mentioned.
The Rosensteins have donated a mixed $186,000 to Cuomo. Barry Rosenstein this summer season held a $25,000-per-person Hamptons fundraiser for Cuomo.