It’s just another small time bribery/political corruption scheme in New York. And the feds are all over it.
I guess this is just an easier prosecution than going after TBTF banksters. But it’s the latter that is really needed. It matters very little who gets to be Mayor of New York City and how much in bribe money he doled out to get there.
Still, you gotta love gems like this from arrestee Halloran:
“That’s politics, that’s politics, it’s all about how much,” Halloran said, according to the criminal complaint.
“Not about whether or will, it’s about how much, and that’s our politicians in New York, they’re all like that, all like that.”
Halloran allegedly added: “You can’t get anything without the f–king money.”
The meeting ended with Halloran receiving $7,500 cash bribe from the feds’ cooperating witness, according to the complaint.
“Money is what greases the wheels — good, bad or indifferent,” Halloran allegedly remarked.
Halloran is a lawyer, apparently. And a former cop. This should tell us something about the state of our criminal justice system and our legal profession here in New York State that after so many years of “public service” these are his opinions, but nobody much is listening with that in mind.