Skip to comments.Racino probe targets Demsí high rollers
Posted on 01/08/2013 6:23:08 AM PST by AtlasStalled
The feds are grilling state Senate Democratic insiders as part of an explosive probe into an alleged Aqueduct casino bid-rigging scandal, The Post has learned.
Investigators are asking questions about the roles of then-Senate Democratic leaders John Sampson and Malcolm Smith and others who were accused of helping the Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AEG) land a multibillion-dollar casino contract three years ago, sources said.
The state ultimately rescinded the contract in 2010 amid a state inspector generals probe into claims of favoritism. The IGs office referred its scathing findings to federal authorities for potential prosecution.
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On the take? I'm shocked I tell you - shocked... Is it possible? Dems? /s
Another concern is that they rarely pay a heavy price. They may lose their position or have to pay a fine.
Due to the fact that it is so common I believe that it should be considered a sentencing enhancement just like habitual offenders or use of a firearm.