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Racino probe targets Demsí high rollers
New York Post ^ | 01/08/13 | JOSH MARGOLIN and CARL CAMPANILE

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The state ultimately rescinded the contract in 2010 amid a state inspector general’s probe into claims of favoritism. The IG’s office referred its scathing findings to federal authorities for potential prosecution.

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1 posted on 01/08/2013 6:23:12 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
Investigators are asking questions about the roles of then-Senate Democratic leaders John Sampson and Malcolm Smith and others who were accused ...

On the take? I'm shocked I tell you - shocked... Is it possible? Dems? /s

2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:21:25 AM PST by GOPJ (News anchor arrogance is a cover for ignorance. - - freeper ryan71)
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To: AtlasStalled
Corruption and politicians have become so common they almost go together like salt and pepper.

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.

3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:27:17 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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