Common Cause/NY: Reform the Bribery Statute

NEW YORK, NY (12/05/2022) (readMedia)-- In response to news that a federal judge in Manhattan dismissed bribery and corruption charges against former Lt Governor Brian Benjamin, Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY, issued the following statement:

"The Supreme Court's absurd and ridiculous decision in McDonnell vs. the United States is the gift that keeps on giving for public officials like Brian Benjamin, and a black eye to the public's common sense understanding of corruption. With trust in government at record lows, the NYS Legislature and Congress must step in and clarify the bribery statute."