Prosecutor says “stay tuned," again, as feds charge NY Senate GOP big - Metro US

Prosecutor says “stay tuned,” again, as feds charge NY Senate GOP big

Reuters, Metro

The three-man room just got really lonely.

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son were indicted in corruption scheme Monday — and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara warned that New Yorkers should stay tuned for additional political corruption cases.

Bharara has railed against Albany’s three-men-in-a-room reputation. That is, that nothing gets done unless three state politicians approve: The Senate leader, the
Assembly speaker, and the governor.
Skelos, a powerful, longtime, Long Island Republican legislator, is the second person in that room to go down.
Earlier this year, Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of Manhattan was also indicted for corruption.
“I think implicit at the end of any comment I might make in this podium is you should stay tuned. You should stay tuned to our cyber cases, you should stay tuned for our terrorism cases and you should also stay tuned for our public corruption cases,” Bharara replied.
“There are public corruption cases pending in the office when I arrive and there will be public corruption cases, fortunately or unfortunately, pending when I leave.”

“We have a public corruption unit—we’re not intending to disband it,” he added.

That makes Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo the last of the three men standing.

Should he worry? Stay tuned.

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