New York. Home of Saranac Beer, Adirondack chairs, Ani DiFranco, the Sabres, Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes. Is it known for anything else? New York…Hmmm…Oh yeah widespread corruption.
(From The Buffalo News)
Former Democratic Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison last week; former Republican majority leader Dean Skelos of the State Senate is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. But investigations of possible corruption are under way in several other high-profile cases – including close Cuomo allies linked to his Buffalo Billion economic initiative. Here is an update on where they all stand.