Tag Archives: political corruption

The Contractor and the Contractee


No, as it turned out, the ACLU could not help me.  The local branch apparently consisted solely of an executive director with no staff. I was sitting out there battering my head against Mike Addario, general manager of Rural Metro; … 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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The Trial (Part II)


The first rule of being a good trial attorney is never to ask a question to which you don’t already know the answer.  Gerber does not know why I went to the prosecutor’s office, but John does.  The day before, … Continue reading

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The Decision


In any event, John talks slowly and asks many, many small, precise questions.  The standard laugh line around the Special Prosecutor’s Office is that Richard Sheeran’s trial should take three weeks but since John is prosecuting it, it will take … Continue reading

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The Doctors Testify


I thought that attorney Ed Gerber and the rest of the defense team, as well as the county governors and the bosses of the Republican Committee, were all running the show and for all their personal and political reasons they … Continue reading

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Trial Preparation


So I kicked the offending travel voucher back to the head auditor and she returned it to Dick Sheeran and a couple weeks later I asked the auditor what had been the outcome.  She gently replied, “Oh, you’d have to ask Mr. … Continue reading

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The Witch-Hunt


I had several more interviews with Guido and the investigator in the Special Prosecutor’s Office.  I knew little or nothing about political activity, but I was smart and observant and had worked in the Onondaga County Comptroller’s Office, the Personnel … Continue reading

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