Did Rattner Pay to Play?

Steven Rattner, the private equity executive tapped by President Barack Obama in February to lead the Treasury Dept.'s rescue of the U.S. auto industry, is being linked to payments made in an alleged kickback scheme at the New York State pension fund, according to documents and published reports. Rattner is not charged in the "pay to play" scheme, in which investment firms were allegedly solicited for kickbacks in order to get state business.

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