'Pervasive' Corruption Now at 'Unacceptable Levels,' Bharara Says

, New York Law Journal


Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara yesterday decried the culture of corruption in Albany, saying it will take strong measures and the insistence of the public to effect meaningful change.

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What's being said

  • Philip Berkowitz

    By all means, we need to get pervasive corruption back down to acceptable levels.

  • Barbara Roesch

    Hooray! Two big steps in the right direction to end the corruption and favoritism...term limits and the end to the closed door sessions between the Governor and the heads of the Assembly and the Senate. Many thanks to Mr. Bharara for speaking publicly about these troubling issues.

  • Ravi Batra


    What stops New York from becoming "Casablanca" are prosecutors, like USA Preet Bharara and Loretta Lynch, who are willing to repeatedly confront corruption, no matter how high, and no matter by whom, it is perpetrated. If we are to have Lincoln's promise of "government ...for the people" realized rather than remain a sweet dream in New York, we need more indictments, more often until there is a cultural change. USA Bharara needs to act like a cancer surgeon: give us a ribbon of clean cells around the political class, so that we may live corruption-free and phony reform-free.

    Dated: 4/22/13


    Ravi Batra

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