U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions.
The jury’s latest question reveals confusion as they try to sort through the political wheeling and dealing that left Bloomberg’s re-election campaign out $1.1 million in the mayor’s own money.
Put simply, prosecutors say John Haggerty stole money from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
It could be a political game changer. A scathing report about corruption that stretches from Albany to Aqueduct has raised serious questions about New York lawmakers. Will it impact campaign 2010?