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Federal prosecutor laments ‘pervasive public corruption’ in Albany

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The federal prosecutor who charged two New York state legislators in separate bribery cases this week said he can’t clean up Albany alone and urged leaders to change a pervasive culture of “show-me-the-money” politics. Top state officials promised to keep enforcing anti-corruption laws, though one legislator ensnared this week, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, was secretly recorded reciting recent punishments ranging from two to seven years in prison, noting some were far softer than others. U.S. Attorney ...

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April 6, 2013
11:26 a.m.

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Politicians are crooks? Who knew? Term limits, term limits, term limits..... Don't tell me that Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos does not know whats going on. Two terms and out should be the norm. We the taxpayer are getting screwed by these politicins that are beholden to their special interest campaign money.

April 6, 2013
12:19 p.m.

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It's just politics as usual in New York State. It stinks. Pork, member items, endless terms in office. Yet who are the people who keep voting for these idiots year after year??