Gosh, It’s Not Really Here

Not surprisingly the Prostitution State is also the Corruption State. AG Patrick Lynch has proposed legislation to make the latter illegal:

Amid the drumbeat of alleged public corruption scandals in Rhode Island, state legislators are considering a bill that would for the first time make it a felony to violate the public trust.
Currently — in what may be a surprise to the average Rhode Islander — the state well versed in public corruption has no law that makes such behavior illegal. State and local officials can be charged with bribery or embezzlement and a variety of related charges, but not with outright corruption. …
The proposed law is modeled on the federal statute that was enacted in 1988, and would apply to public servants at all levels — from elected officials to state, municipal and contract employees. …
The proposed law is modeled on the federal statute that was enacted in 1988, and would apply to public servants at all levels — from elected officials to state, municipal and contract employees.

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John
John
13 years ago

Is there an exemption to allow corruption by public officials if it is practiced indoors?

Greg
Greg
13 years ago

This will never pass. It’s like giving drunk drivers the vote to create harsher sentences for themselves.

George
George
13 years ago

John, could be. But it’s apparent there is a loophole that ignores the practice if one is a democrat.

Greg
Greg
13 years ago

George, that loophole only exists because the chief law enforcement officer is the brother of the head of the party of corruption in this state. If Spider-Boy prosecuted all the corruption his brother wouldn’t have anybody left to lead!

Tom W
Tom W
13 years ago

One would hope that AG Lynch’s intentions are honorable.
But this is Rhode Island, so one can’t dismiss the possibility (likelihood? inevitability?) that it is a prearranged “wink and nod” deal that he gets to introduce the legislation to garner some election year good press before the next round of Operation Dollar Bill indictments, but that it was already understood and arranged that the legislation will die in committee.
It would be nice to see a real reform movement arise from within the RI Democrat Party (this coming from a Republican) – we’d all benefit – but I’m not holding my breath.

Monique
13 years ago

It took him five years to propose this?

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