March 29, 2010
To: New York Times
Dear NY Times:
You incriminated Gov. Paterson. Now follow up with my letter to Attorney General Cuomo below. Senators Klein and Sampson asked for $50,000 or $25,000 upon an agreement or understanding that such Senator's vote, opinion, judgment, action or exercise of discretion as a Senator will thereby be influenced.
Please note in Penal Law 200.3(text seen in post below) that the bold-ed text above of both Senators' solicitations is identical to acts described as Bribery in the Second Degree, when the word “Senator' is replaced by “public servant.”
Isn't this more harmful to the People's interests than a blind governor not paying for baseball tickets to a game he could not see? Your criticism of Paterson followed MLK's, “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." What was your response to Senator Sampson's recent delusional comparison to MLK? How many $50,000 bribes is a larger threat than a baseball game ticket to a blind man?
Please demand AG Cuomo remove this blight on NY politics.
******************Prior Post at CuomoTARP.blogspot.com follows:
Welcome to my new CuomoTARP blog. Attorney General Cuomo hides a seething mass of roaches, rats, snakes and two-legged vermin infesting our State Government and Courts under a TARP (Toxic Attorneys Reprobates Protector). I'm lifting his TARP and beginning with two senators.
Today, I make this criminal complaint against Senate Democrat leader, John Samson and Senator Jeff Klein of The Bronx, who, “offered to sell them 'chairmanships' on a newly created "Labor Advisory Council." I ask the People of NY to imagine they were deciding on the Grand Jury, “Would you indict” and then deciding on the petite(12 person) Jury, “Would you convict.”
Now, I ask AG Cuomo to use his public integrity unit and to paraphrase Lord Nelson, “The People expect AG Cuomo to do his duty.”
My Criminal Complaint follows
: State of NY, County of Essex ss (where I'm located)
Terence Finnan makes this criminal complaint against Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn, NY and Sen. Jeff Klein of Bronx, NY, who solicited, requested, and importuned Labor Leaders to violate Penal Law § 200.20 Rewarding official misconduct in the second degree. A person is guilty of rewarding official misconduct in the second degree when he knowingly confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon a public servant for having violated his duty as a public servant. And Penal Law § 200.03 Bribery in the second degree. A person is guilty of bribery in the second degree when he confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit valued in excess of ten thousand dollars upon a public servant upon an agreement or understanding that such public servant's vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion as a public servant will thereby be influenced.
Bribery in the second degree is a class C felony.
and in so soliciting, requesting, and importuning, Sen. John Sampson and Sen. Klein violated Penal Law § 100.05 Criminal solicitation in the fourth degree. A person is guilty of criminal solicitation in the fourth degree when: 1. with intent to engage in such conduct; that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony, he solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise attempts to cause such other person to engage in such conduct.
Terence Finnan affirms this under the penalty of perjury in the State of NY.
Signed in the copy sent to AG Cuomo.