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
Thankfully things like that don’t happen in Ulster County!
Why can’t the investigators see the connection/corruption between, Bonisac, Bernardo & O’Halloran. This threesome was all about getting gambling in Ulster County. Now they will all line their pockets.
Can the FBI say Ulster County. Bernardo and crew have done things in this county that would make the NYC group look like saints. The state Attorney Generals office is well aware and chooses not to do anything. I guess thats where Bonacic comes in
This will end Len Bernardo’s reason for living.
Terry and Johnny B will look awesome in stripes–Davey and Len need to join Terry’s Walking Club while in the slammer! All that glitters is not gold–and it is soon time for these fools to realize what goes up must come down. The Comptroller and the AG need to look at this with eyes open wide!!!