Tag Archives: Corruption

The Absolute Total Complete Breakdown of All Things County


The Onondaga County government employs 3322 people, making it the fourth largest employer in the county. However, that fact is kept secret from the citizens. The county, on its official website, reports the largest employers as— 1 Upstate University Health … Continue reading

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Thereafter


The essential defense of the political corruption between the Onondaga County government and the Republican Party was twofold:  (1) everybody does it and (2) we’ve always done it. There was a conspiracy among county department heads to sell political fundraising … Continue reading

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From The New York Times (Part II)


Citing those remarks [“We need another sodomizer in Attica like we need another Peter Andreoli in Onondaga County.”], Mr. Andreoli asked Judge Cunningham to disqualify himself when he was called upon to rule in a jurisdictional dispute between the special prosecutor and the … Continue reading

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The Verdict


Onondaga County Deputy Comptroller Richard Sheeran was indicted on 134 charges of violating Civil Service and Election Laws pertaining to making his employees contribute to the Republican Party.  When the trial verdict was announced, he was acquitted of all the felonies and convicted of … Continue reading

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1st Lt. Robert H. Dobrow, USMC


I came to the end of the story—the part where Mr. Sheeran said, “Now you can say you’ve had your first shakedown”—and then fell silent.  Guido, whose eyes had never wavered from my face, turned to look at the investigator then, in … Continue reading

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The Hopes


In June of 1976 I moved on to a job as a gas station manager trainee.  After I was hired, I went out and bought work boots, blue work pants and the required white shirts; I also bought seven sets … Continue reading

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All You Had To Do Was Say “No”


This morning I woke up dreaming about Warren Zeigler, who developed my passionate commitment to being a good citizen.  He was an adult-learning professor at Syracuse University and, with colleague Grace Healy, presented a three-day workshop on inventing the future … Continue reading

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