New Schleifer Ad: Westchester and Rockland Residents Make The Case That Adam Schleifer Gets Things Done
Rockland and Westchester Voters Emphasize His Experience Under President Obama and Under Governor Cuomo Taking on Fraudsters and Making our Communities Safer
WHITE PLAINS – Adam P. Schleifer, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District, released a new television ad that highlights his ability to get things done for the people of Rockland and Westchester Counties. Schleifer’s ad highlights his experience as a federal prosecutor in the Obama Administration and consumer protection regulator under Governor Cuomo, during which time he took on fraud and people who tried to cheat the system.
Schleifer’s latest television ad features a number of Westchester and Rockland county residents discussing his record and how that will translate into results for people in the district. It opens with a young mother, Heather from Chappaqua, mentioning Schleifer’s strong record as a federal prosecutor where he took guns off the streets and how he will continue to make our neighborhoods safe in Congress. It then pivots to Terin and her family from Cortlandt Manor highlighting Schleifer’s experience protecting Medicare from fraud and abuse, coupled with another man, Jarron from Sleepy Hollow, stating that Schleifer will lower health care and drug prescription costs.
The ad then cuts to a picture of Schleifer with Governor Cuomo, under whom Schleifer worked from 2013-2016 when he served in New York’s Department of Financial Services (NY DFS). The final voter, Alan from Ramapo, highlights Schleifer’s experience serving as a Special Associate Counsel at NY DFS where he led successful enforcement actions against predatory payday and subprime auto lenders.
Schleifer led the first successful investigation and enforcement action against an “online lead generator” and its celebrity spokesperson, who were promoting illegal and predatory payday loans. Schleifer also had an instrumental role in the nation’s first-ever state enforcement action brought by New York under the federal Dodd-Frank Act, which shut down a predatory subprime auto lender. In addition, Schleifer took on improper practices in New York’s medical-malpractice and healthcare industries, and drafted parts of the consent order imposing a $485 million penalty in a major investigation into illegal foreign-currency trading practices.
Finally, the ad closes with a note from Schleifer calling upon the country to come together to get things done.
Up until he announced his run for Congress last winter, Schleifer was an Assistant United States Attorney, where he led investigations into and successfully prosecuted major financial frauds and other serious crimes. These cases have included handling initial appearances in the Los Angeles portion of the “Operation Varsity Blues” prosecution of college-admissions fraud, as well as prosecuting healthcare fraud, Ponzi, and other investment schemes, including those targeting a religious institution and its elderly members.
As a federal prosecutor, Schleifer also participated in the reopened investigation into the Guadalajara Cartel’s murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena, and prosecuted sexual predators and sexual extorters while also working with victims of those terrible crimes. He charged and tried environmental crimes, including an elaborate “smog fraud” designed to circumvent the EPA and dirty California’s air, as well as an arson on federal land at the famed Joshua Tree. Schleifer also took dozens of handguns and assault weapons out of the hands of dangerous and violent criminals by prosecuting numerous federal felony firearm offenses.
The full transcript of Schleifer’s ad appears below:
As a federal prosecutor in the Obama Administration, Adam Schleifer took illegal guns off our streets. In Congress, he’ll make neighborhoods safer.
Adam Schleifer protected Medicare when people tried to cheat the system. He’ll make healthcare affordable and lower prescription drug costs.
Adam Schleifer worked for Governor Cuomo to protect consumers from predatory lenders. He’ll hold Trump and his cronies accountable.
I’m Adam Schleifer. I approve this message because it’s time to come together and get things done.
About Adam Schleifer:
Adam Schleifer is running for Congress to serve the people of New York’s 17th District encompassing Rockland County and northern and central Westchester County. Adam, 38, graduated from Chappaqua’s public schools in 1999 and went on to attend Cornell University and Columbia University Law School, where he served as a Senior & Staff Development Editor on the Columbia Law Review. After graduating from law school, Schleifer served two years as a federal law clerk, first in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Schleifer then built a career at one of the nation’s leading law firms before reentering public service, first as a New York State consumer-protection regulator, and then as an Assistant United States Attorney. Schleifer has prosecuted regulatory and federal-criminal actions against predatory payday and subprime auto lenders; taken dangerous and illegal weapons out of communities; prosecuted crimes of sexual violence and predation; and protected our clean air by prosecuting a conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act. Adam Schleifer and his wife, Nicole, are residents of New Castle.