what a fucking shit show... REPs and DEMs arrested all over the state.
It's a little crazy over in Ramapo and Spring Valley these last couple of days, along with Clarkstown.
I've been paying most attention to the local Clarkstown Issues (Savino's hiring and perceived cronyism from the town board) so I've been on the Patch. You can probably find this same text at other websites, but it's the overall view of the initial arrests from Preet Bharara, USDA, Southern District of NY. http://newcity.patch...m-nyc-to-albany. There's a rabbit hole full of articles with different details over the last couple of days. I can't even really keep up.
They are starting to link these deals back to Hassidic "developers" from Monsey that currently owe CitiGroup $126m, and will most likely keep singing like birds to keep themselves out of jail (and once they are there). And I'm sure most of these low level politicians will be singing as well.
None of this is really "news" as anyone in NY realizes the corruption is layers upon layers more than this, but it is refreshing to see the Fed getting involved, especially in the fucked up little universe that is Rockland County / Town of Ramapo / Town of Clarkstown. Unfortunately I'm sure that Cuomo will play some chips before this gets to the level of St. Lawerence or Gromack, but we can hope.