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New York’s ‘Show-Me-the-Money Culture’ Produces Bizarre Bribery Scandal

Posted on | April 2, 2013 | 7 Comments

Reporting it at ViralRead:

A New York state senator and a city councilman from Queens were arrested today in what federal officials say was an illegal scheme to rig this year’s election for mayor of New York City.
The FBI arrested both state Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran for their roles in an a alleged bribery scheme to get Smith, a top Democrat, placed on the mayoral ballot as a Republican.

The money quote, so to speak, is from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara:

“Today’s charges demonstrate, once again, that a show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government. The complaint describes an unappetizing smorgasbord of graft and greed involving six officials who together built a corridor of corruption stretching from Queens and the Bronx to Rockland County and all the way up to Albany itself.”

More at Memeorandum.


7 Responses to “New York’s ‘Show-Me-the-Money Culture’ Produces Bizarre Bribery Scandal”

  1. Lightwave
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Can’t wait until the bond ratings companies come out and say frankly that any state with Dem leadership gets junk status.

  2. richard mcenroe
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    I bet you find an interesting correlation between “least free” states and “most criminal” governments…

  3. Becca Lower
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    I saw Corridor of Corruption open for Nine Inch Nails in 1989.

  4. Bob Belvedere
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    After my band The Bureaucrats broke up, I was asked to join Corridor Of Corruption, but, after meeting them, I decided they were too faggoty for my tastes.

  5. Dai Alanye
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    When will these people learn to be more subtle?

    “I won’t offer you money for backing me–that would be wrong and illegal. On another subject entirely, I’m planning to make some charitable donations–have you any suggestions along those lines?”

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 3:09 pm
  7. Becca Lower
    April 2nd, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    Good stuff, Bob. Read that link, people!