NY Federal Prosecutor Mocks 3-Men-In-Room
Saying he's speaking as a citizen, a prosecutor who charged New York's assembly speaker with multiple felonies has called for an end to the state's "three-men-in-a-room" method of governing.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a New York Law School audience Friday he believes power in the state is "unduly concentrated in the hands of just a few men."
Added Bharara: "Some say just three men."
The prosecutor said concentrating power with the governor, the Assembly speaker and the Senate president seemed to feed a culture of corruption that leads to crimes.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.
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