Earlier this month six politicians were charged with attempting to fix the next New York mayoral election, and in announcing their indictment United States Attorney Preet Bharara said in a press release that "a show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government" which stretches from the city to the capital, and "we will continue pursuing and punishing every corrupt official we find."
Apparently those harsh words were no idle warning.
In a speech yesterday before the Citizens Crime Commission the federal prosecutor "said his office has been adding staff to its public-corruption unit," and law enforcement will "use every aggressive and creative tool at our disposal -- wiretaps and confidential informants and undercover agents and stings" as reported by Joseph Spector for Politics on the Hudson.
That's some shot across the bow.
Bharara previously spent five years as a mob-busting AUSA prosecuting the Gambino and Colombo crime families.
Meanwhile, dirtbag Congressman Charlie Rangel "is suing House Speaker John Boehner and six other lawmakers to overturn his censure on ethics charges" on the laughable claim that his due process rights or something were violated as reported by Kevin Robillard for Politico: "the House voted overwhelmingly to censure Rangel," and "the censure covered a wide range of activities, including using a rent-controlled apartment in Harlem as a campaign office, using congressional stationery and staff to solicit funds for an academic center named after Rangel and failing to pay taxes on rental income for 17 years."