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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More than One Elected NYS Official Convicted Every Week for Corruption

The Economist's May 25th edition had a story (not sure if the link will work for non-subscribers) on the "Gropez" scandal in Albany which contained this remarkable statistic: "Between 1976 and 2010, 2,522 elected New York State officials were convicted of corruption."  That period contains 1,768 weeks, meaning that more than one "elected New York State official" has been convicted every week for the past 34 years.  Incredible.  (Also incredible is the lack of attention major media in New York pay to such pervasive corruption).