Why Are Corruption Cases Crumbling? Some Blame the Supreme Court

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Oh, how the mighty have not fallen.

Sheldon Silver, the powerful former speaker of the New York State Assembly, survived his corruption prosecution in July. That’s when an appeals court overturned his bribery conviction.

The next to slip away was William J. Jefferson, a onetime Democratic congressman from Louisiana. The bulk of his conviction — which occurred after he was caught with $90,000 in …read more

Source: New York Times

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