Not Just a Culture… But, an Epidemic of Corruption!
7 members of the 80 member New York Delegation to state office in Albany (6 of them democrats) have faced charges in the last 3 years.
That makes the lawmakers more likely than the general population to be criminals!
Gloria Davis– Democrat- Accepted Bribes
Diane Gordon– Democrat – $500,000 Bribe
Clarence Norman Jr.– Democrat- Larceny Charges
Kevin Parker– Democrat- Pulls a McKinney (Jacks Cop!)
Ada Smith– Democrat- Pulled a McKinney (Order of Protection Granted!)
Umm, She makes Cynthia McKinney look impish…
“Ada was accused of throwing hot coffee in the eyes of Jennifer Jackson of Albany, then a staffer.
The senator also pulled a hairpiece from Jackson’s head. Jackson said she suffered injuries to her corneas, neck and shoulder, according to court documents.”
** Mr. Green is now running for US Congress!
As the New York Sun reports… They’re not just corrupt in New York, they’re bold:
Calling the scheme an example of “classic textbook style corruption,” the head of the city’s Department of Investigation, Rose Gill Hearn, said that Ms. Gordon spent “many hours” reviewing architectural plans for the proposed home, which was to be built off Linden Avenue in Queens. She made requests over the layout of bathrooms, closets, and balconies, Ms. Hearn said.
But the developer whom she expected to build the home for free was in fact videotaping the meetings for prosecutors, the Brooklyn district attorney, Charles Hynes, said yesterday at a press conference announcing the 12-count indictment.
The home,Ms.Gordon asked for was to “be separate and not attached” to those of her constituents, said one prosecutor, Kevin Richardson, during the arraignment yesterday.
In Ms. Gordon’s mind, Mr. Richardson said, anything else would “have been beneath her.”
Ms. Hearn also said that Ms. Gordon wanted her home in “a quiet, gated community.”
Mr. Udell, her attorney, said that Ms. Gordon would run again this year to represent the 40th assembly district.
She left court in a blue Cadillac Escalade that was waiting, engine running, for her at the curb.
Hat Tip Stoo