Thursday, January 22, 2015
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver accused of $4 million bribery and kickback scheme
Posted by Charleston Voice
'Bout time! BUT, be assured it'll never go to a complete clean-up; corruption to NY State is endemic with the only vaccine being a moral electorate, and we don't see that happening. It's a bottomless sewer.
To be identifiable and manageable, corruption must be kept local, certainly flushed from the DC or state government level. With extortion, bribery, multi-nationals and other anti-sovereign trade-offs going on at the international level, it's doubtful any of us will see public honesty in our lifetimes.
Silver, who has been one of the most powerful lawmakers in Albany for more than two decades, surrendered to authorities Thursday morning. A five-count federal complaint accuses him of accepting millions from firms seeking his influence in Albany.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 1:55 AM