Six defendants were arraigned in court in White Plains this past Tuesday and each was released on $250,000 bond. It’s a shocking and wide-ranging scandal: six highly-placed politicians – from both major parties – are accused of using bribery to rig the elections.
These charges are extremely troubling, particularly because they involve the use of taxpayers’ dollars to advance corruption, proving once again that a “show me the money” culture seems to infuse every level of government.
Elected officials are called public servants because they are supposed to serve the people. Public service shouldn’t be a shortcut to self-enrichment.
The integrity of the electoral process must be preserved. The public corruption crisis in the New York State is bigger than one prosecutor’s reach, so let us all help to pursue and punish every rotten official we find.
Click here to read more about the current bi-partisan disgrace.
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco