NY Senate Majority Leader Indicted for Corruption

Scant months after New York Democratic New York assembly leader Sheldon Silver was indicted on corruption charges, the top Republican in the state senate has suffered a similar fate.  United States Attorney Preet Bharara, demonstrating prosecutorial bipartisanship, has reached across the aisle to indict senate majority leader Dean Skelos on six counts of conspiracy and extortion.  Skelos’s son Adam has also been charged in the indictment.  The pair allegedly leveraged the power that Skelos senior enjoyed as state senate leader to demand payments to Skelos junior from a real estate developer and an environmental tech firm with business before the State of New York.

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  1. Looks like corruption is everywhere but I bet the US has less than Spain. Spain corruption is anywhere in leadership, politics, industry, sports, lawyers, you name it. The EU noted Spain with a score of 80 for corruption. Will we ever be able to get rid of it? Not until we take down corrupt people that lead us.

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