In New York State, Corruption Never Dies

July 16, 2010  |  

(Reuters) – Candidates for New York state attorney general, who have vowed stern enforcement of white collar crime, are also targeting corrupt politicians — a popular issue with voters.  At least a dozen city and state politicians have been implicated in corruption scandals within the past year. It’s a familiar story for a system that has never fully shed its links to the Tammany Hall political machine that used patronage and corruption to maintain power in the 19th century.

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