“Complicated, but all bad.”

There’s just something so… anticipatory… about hearing that a state senator was wearing a wire.  Welcome to New York!

Almost a quarter of the state Senate’s Democratic conference was in the FBI’s cross hairs last year, according to a court filing unsealed Wednesday.

Last summer, federal investigators asked state Sen. Shirley Huntley to invite six Democratic colleagues to her Queens home and record their conversations. According to a sentencing memo written by Huntley’s lawyer, the former lawmaker told prosecutors — who had charged her with siphoning money from a nonprofit group for which she secured state money — that she “had knowledge of what she believed to be corruption involving [nine] public officials.”

Huntley, a grandmother and former PTA leader, taped them all.

More here and here.  The quote, by the way, is from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who must be secretly relieved that he’s in a state where the legislature makes his particular peccadilloes look tame*.  Better and better: the authorities are saying that one of the nine people Huntley wore a wire for is in the clear.  The other eight? …Well, the feds have already indicted two; guess we’ll see, huh?

Moe Lane

*I mean, having a live-in girlfriend?  Tacky, sure, but it’s not actually illegal.

5 thoughts on ““Complicated, but all bad.””

  1. So we’re up to the “tell the rats who wore the wire and see which way they run” phase…
    Yeah.. this is where the eight – and they know who they are even if we don’t – will be looking to cut a deal.

    1. Back in the day when the US Attorney for New York was Rudy G. the other 8 wouldn’t know what happened until they were doing 5-10 in Rikers.

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