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Tue May 7, 2013, 10:59 AM

John Sampson, State Senator, Indicted; Brooklyn Relieved He Wasn't Elected DA

Source: Village Voice

Well, we guess the voters were right to re-elect Charles Hynes back in 2005, when he was pushed fairly hard in the democratic primary by challenger, state Sen. John Sampson. (Hynes won by about four percentage points.)


Sampson, a 15-year veteran of the Legislature and chair of the senate ethics committee, was arrested today on two counts of embezzlement for, in part, using money embezzled from accounts of sales of foreclosed houses--over which he was supposed to be the protector--to finance that campaign against Hynes. He was also charged with tampering with evidence and witnesses.

Say what one wants about Hynes--and we have--but then imagine if Sampson had actually defeated the long-serving DA. Brooklynites would have an accused embezzler and evidence and witness tamperer in the most powerful law enforcement position in the borough. Yikes!

"At the conclusion of the interview, the agents advised Sampson that he had lied to federal agents, which constituted a federal crime," prosecutors said. "When asked whether he wished to revise his statement, Sampson stated, 'Not everything I told you was false.'"

Sounds like a cry for help.

Read more: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/05/john_sampson_st.php



State Senator Sampson was a hope - at one time - of fixing Judicial Corruption/bad ethics in New York.

Now, everyone will say - corrupt is as corrupt does - like Senator Sampson.

Here's the YouTube - &lr=1&uid=qymxn3jgsjd80LOoUZNS3g" target="_blank">&lr=1&uid=qymxn3jgsjd80LOoUZNS3g to the prior hearings by Mr. Sampson.

Are we EVER going to be able to put a dent in the corruption that has become systemic and incestuous in our country?

What say ye!

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laserhaas May 2013 #1
Smarmie Doofus May 2013 #2
laserhaas May 2013 #4
hrmjustin May 2013 #7
laserhaas May 2013 #9
Smarmie Doofus May 2013 #12
laserhaas May 2013 #13
hrmjustin May 2013 #3
laserhaas May 2013 #5
hrmjustin May 2013 #6
laserhaas May 2013 #8
hrmjustin May 2013 #10
laserhaas May 2013 #11

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:03 AM

1. I just put the youtube link in there - without the "embed"

and have NO idea - who that worked...

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:09 AM

2. On the Ethics Committee in NYS Senate, I do believe.

We got problems here.

Lots and lots of 'em.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #2)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:00 PM

4. Fer sure! When you have Dem's jumping over to

Republican sides of the fence - to war against other Dem's

We have BIG Problems!

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:08 PM

7. Traitors we should call them. I hope they have strong primary challengers.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:15 PM

9. We have to get a RICO seizure of Clear Channel Communications 1st.

Romney/Bain's control of 800 stations and 100 million plus audience;
only serves to compound their bad influence with Rush Limbaugh, Hannity/ Colms.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:22 PM

12. You mean like this guy?

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/Klein-says-hell-give-up-convict-donor-cash,51525

Head of the Republicrat cabal that effectively controls the senate. The people voted for a DEM majority in senate and the got a Republican majority in coalition w. about five of the most ethically compromised DEMs in Albany.

Can the national party revoke the charter of the state DEM party? Seriously... we need to start all over again.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #12)

Tue May 7, 2013, 04:45 PM

13. Concur - if we put in ALL brand new people

who had NO idea what politics is

we would be doing 10 times better....

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:28 AM

3. I did not vote for him in the DA primary here in Brooklyn.

I voted for Hynes.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:04 PM

5. And I worked with Sampson - to stop judicial corruption

That doesn't make either you, nor I, wrong.

Just frustrated.

Hynes is a tool of entrenched tyranny, cronyism and corruption.

Would Sampson have been worse;
we will Never Know!

http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-01-02/news/Charles-Hynes-brooklyn/

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:06 PM

6. Hynes is an old drunk!

We really need better politicians in this state.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:13 PM

8. The current Public Corruption Task Force of the Department of Justice

is doing a better job than most have done previously.

Between the arrests a few weeks ago, for trying to rig one mayor's election;
and now this effort (with hints of more arrests to come.

We have to hold high hope for good change and better results.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #8)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:16 PM

10. I heard something about a study that politicians in NY are more likely to be convicted

of a crime than to be defeated for office.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2013, 12:17 PM

11. ME TOO - it really bites the whammy

that the "real" world works in such a bad faith manner of

incestuous & systemic tyranny, cronyism and corruption!

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