- Thomas Sanzillo
Thomas Sanzillo (b.
1955 Brooklyn, New York City) is an American investment banker, financial advisor and politician.
He began working in the Comptroller's Office in 1994 [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/27/nyregion/27comptroller.html NYT on July 27, 2007] ] , and was appointed First Deputy Comptroller by
Alan Hevesiin 2003. After Hevesi's resignation, he was Acting New York State Comptrollerfrom December 22, 2006, to February 7, 2007. [cite news | last=Johnson | first=Mark | title=Hevesi Pleads Guilty, Resigns From Office | work=New York Sun | date= 2006-12-22| url=http://www.nysun.com/article/45664 | accessdate=2007-04-18 ] [cite press release | title= DiNapoli Sworn in as New York State’s 54th Comptroller | publisher= Office of the New York State Comptroller | date= 2007-02-07| url=http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/feb07/020707.htm | accessdate = 2007-04-18 ]
As Acting Comptroller, he refused to pay a bill submitted to the Comptroller's office by former Governor
George Patakiin his final days in office. The bill was to pay for a private jet Pataki used to fly to Virginiato inspect steelfor construction at Ground Zero. Sanzillo said that Pataki could have flown a state aircraft to Virginia for the trip. The bill was sent back to the Governor's Office and Gov. Eliot Spitzerdecided to remit the bill to Pataki to have his campaign committee pay it.fact|date=June 2008
He served as Acting Comptroller until
Thomas DiNapoliwas elected Comptroller by the New York State Legislature. DiNapoli reappointed Sanzillo First Deputy Comptroller on March 7, 2007. [cite press release | title= DiNapoli Names Sanzillo First Deputy Comptroller | publisher= Office of the New York State Comptroller | date= 2007-03-07| url=http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/mar07/030707a.htm | accessdate = 2007-04-18 ] On July 26, 2007, Sanzillo resigned as First Deputy Comptroller. [ [http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2007/07/ New York Daily News] ] He is now a financial advisor with T. R. Rose and Associates in New York City.
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