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Letter: Politics as usual from Albany reps

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) leaves Southern District Federal Court in Manhattan after his arraignment on corruption charges on Feb. 24, 2015. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

The problem with politics in New York is that politicians like former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos seem to think they did nothing wrong ["Skelos out, Flanagan in," News, May 12].

They were conducting business as it has always been done in their world. Disguising income as consulting fees, directing profitable government ventures to those paying the fees, and pushing lucrative contracts for businesses that hire family members is normal practice.

So in their minds, how can this be wrong?

Vincent Grabinsky, North Babylon

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