- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) says he will root out corruption at all levels of government in New York state and New York City - including the mayor’s and governor’s offices.

Bharara said Tuesday that his office will keep looking at corruption among legislators but “not just there.” He said the executive branches of the state and city government “are far from immune from the creeping show-me-the-money culture” that pervades New York politics.

Bharara’s comments during a speech at Common Cause New York’s annual gala were reported in the Daily News (https://nydn.us/1TQyLoR ).

Bharara’s office prosecuted the leaders of both houses of the New York state Legislature last year.

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Republican, were both convicted of corruption-related charges.

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com


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