Disgraced Long Island and New York State politicians through history

Former Suffolk and Brookhaven Republican chairman John Powell
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Former Suffolk and Brookhaven Republican chairman John Powell speaks to reporters outside his Medford home after returning home from prison on June 28, 2002. Powell was convicted in 1999 of taking bribes from a carting company seeking access to the town landfill. He also pleaded guilty to charges related to an illegal truck chop shop. He served 2 years in jail. Powell passed away in 2012. (Credit: Richard Slattery)

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Long Island politicians have been plagued by scandals since the American Revolution, so scandals close to home should come as no surprise.

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