This seems logical – in New York.
(From The Daily Caller)
New York Democrat Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s own district hired him to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers — a case that could net his firm millions of dollars.
Oneida County’s decision is remarkable given both Brindisi’s position within the state government and the firm’s history with drug crimes. Brindisi’s father, Louis Brindisi, was charged in 1990 with using the firm to mastermind the local cocaine trade. He pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in 1991, and the trafficking charges were dropped. Brindisi continues to deny any involvement in the drug trade. Prosecutors in an unrelated murder trial also claimed Louis was involved with the mob and helped a pair of assassins target another man in 1976.
Louis’ son has since become a state Assemblyman and joined the family firm, rounding out the outfit’s current title to Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi & Perlman. Local governments have twice hired the firm to investigate the opioid crisis with the goal of suing pharmaceutical manufacturers.