Carl Paladino Owes Staffers $130,000 From Failed Campaign
Others due money in amounts ranging from $1,200 to about $35,000, include an attorney, a researcher, and a half-dozen campaign staffers and media producers, according to the former campaign aides, consultants and vendors.
Several of those owed money described a frequent pattern of behavior by Paladino when he was approached for payment.
Paladino at first failed to respond, and then offered a disputed history of the terms originally agreed upon. Paladino sometimes contended that, regardless of terms, he paid people what he felt they were worth, the former aides and consultants said. And, they added, Paladino often became insulting and confrontational.
Paladino, insulting and confrontational? In our memories, his campaign went a little something like this:
Oh, and the money was a mess too.