When you paw through the details of the latest corruption arrests, it's easy to just say, 'hey, that's how it's done in NY at that level."
Getting a job or a raise for someone's kid....channeling business through a spouse's firm.....making sure the right campaign contributions are made....and a little bid rigging.
The takeaway for us is not allegations of wrongdoing up here, although the Buffalo Billion may just have been a more tempting target for an ambitious prosecutor. The issue here is that the redevelopment of the Mercy Hospital site seems stalled. Site plan approval earlier this year was never followed by taking out a building permit as storm clouds gathered around COR and its principals.
Watertown Daily Times | Two principals of firm redeveloping Mercy Hospital site face federal bribery charges