The New York attorney general’s office Wednesday filed an objection to former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard A. Grasso’s request that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Edward Ramos recuse himself from presiding over the government’s excessive pay lawsuit against Grasso.

“Grasso may have been permitted to treat the New York Stock Exchange as a fiefdom for his personal enrichment, picking the members of the Board and placing those over whom he had the most significant regulatory authority on the compensation committee, but he cannot be permitted to pick and choose the judge who will preside over his trial,” the government said in its affidavit.

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