The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption in New York has released its preliminary report, and although it cannot provide specific names or other identifying details due to its ongoing work the investigative panel does describe "deplorable conduct" some of which is "perfectly legal yet profoundly wrong" and some of which is "potentially illegal" that will be referred for criminal prosecution at the appropriate time.
The report alleges "a pay-to-play political culture driven by large checks," and among the arrangements the Commission continues to investigate "in which wealthy interests allegedly exchange targeted campaign contributions for targeted pieces of legislative action" are the following:
A tax abatement program benefiting certain real estate interests; a carve-out for a large retailer to the minimum wage increase; an exemption for a big company to an independent contractor law; and various custom-tailored laws that a particularly influential lobbyist has been able to secure for a disparate group of high-paying clients.
However, "because these investigations are ongoing" the Commission cautions that it "has drawn no conclusions about the propriety of the particular actions and actors under review."
Further reading that may be of interest: