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Ciolli: Malcolm Smith scandal is fertile ground to expose NY corruption

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a news

(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The news that there are more than a few politicians in New York with a price tag is not surprising. What's shocking is that the felony charges filed yesterday against one of the state's top-ranking Albany Democrats, Sen. Malcolm Smith of Queens, is the distinct possibility that  federal prosecutors might finally have a way to penetrate this culture of corruption. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara...

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