Even by Albany’s scandal-stained record, last week was unique: 2 state Senators were found guilty of corruption in two separate trials. Former State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson and current Deputy Majority leader Tom Libous are now facing prison time for violating the public’s trust.
Given the historic nature of those convictions, it would be reasonable to expect reaction from Albany’s political leadership. But that was not the case. Instead of news releases and calls for action, only the sounds of crickets were heard from the state Capitol.