Quadrangle had previously argued that those payments and the film deal were not improper, but a news release issued by Cuomo's office Thursday included a statement from the company in which it excoriated its founder.
''We wholly disavow the conduct engaged in by Steve Rattner, who hired the New York State Comptroller's political consultant, Hank Morris, to arrange an investment from the New York State Common Retirement Fund. That conduct was inappropriate, wrong, and unethical,'' the statement said.
A spokesman for Rattner declined to comment.
The deal is the latest in a series related to a pay-to-play scandal at the $130 billion pension fund, which provides retirement benefits for more than 1 million government workers.
RATTNER MAY BE INDICTED.
IOW: ANOTHER OBAMA CONFIDANT TURNS OUT TO BE A CROOK.