Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Preet Bharara Tells Mayors They are Visiting a Cesspool

    US Attorney Preet Bharara told the state's mayors gathered in Albany that the "culture of corruption" in the capital makes their jobs harder. The scathing account of the pay to play ways of Albany should ring true to Watertown residents who just saw their city government spend $60,000 on political lobbyists who claimed they get access local lawmakers cannot.
    Mr. Bharara is feared in Albany and chose to visit the city to speak to the Conference of Mayors at a hotel near the Capitol.
    Fact is going to Albany and getting to know people is how local lawmakers can do the job. In fact it's the job of state lawmakers and their staffs to help local governments and that's especially true here where one Councilman is also a Senate staffer.
     Hiring politically "juiced" lawyers and lobbyists who claim to be rainmakers is part of the culture the US Attorney refers to.

http://wrvo.org/post/albany-us-attorney-bharara-offers-scathing-assessment-culture-corruption#stream/0

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And in his next breath, former Chief of Staff to Senator Chuck Schummer Preet was joking he sure wished he had a ticket to attend the Bruce Springstein concert being held last evening. Wink wink nod nod. Addie did you rush out and purchase and donate a ticket to him?

His speaking tour al la mode Clintonesque is getting kind of old. Just do your damn job and investigate more corrupt pols. Danny, did you research and discover that current AG Lynch was appointed to a federal bench position by Bill Clinton. Hence, Hillary is 100% sure the investigation of her breaking laws will come to nothing cause Lynch isn't going to indict her. Nothing to see here folks, move along Preet is on his speaking tours to widen his visibility for his soon to be announced political run.

Anonymous said...

Hi city leaders, I'm from Albany, and I'm here to help you.

Anonymous said...

City council should never have passed this resolution but we all know about the cesspool in Albany and now I,m begining to wonder about Ritchies office.. Both Senators who stepped up and encouraged her to run are now felons and out of the Senate.. All the time and effort they put into her paid off with her total disregard to her district and follow the leaders with her voting record. She accepted "contributions" from both o them along with contributions from friends of theirs. She had a lot to say about Sheldon Silver but no utterance on these two criminals.. This is Ritchies baby this law firm, and her boy wonder now serving on the council.. He only recused himself because he knew the outcome was favorable to his cause..

Anonymous said...

With the exception of golfers, teachers, and government employees, and bums, we all know why NY is such a political hole. We mindlessly line up and pull the D lever, no matter who is running. There are so many who have been programmed to vote party line that we have built NY into a one party system. Even our Republicans are Democrats. And Benito, as corrupt as he is, is just the top of the scum. As my good friend says, we need leadership. As long as the "leader" is a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

8:20, spoken from a true bum. Your mother needs her sidewalk shoveled, c'mon upstairs.