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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Public Corruption Again

Previous Whitecaps posts on December 1 and December 13 drew reader attention to intensified Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) focus on public corruption.

A December 20,2006, newsday.com post headlined Bruno eyed in probe reports that the FBI is investigating New York state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno for charges which, if proven, would constitute corruption of his public office.

Today's New York Daily News editorial comments on the FBI's investigation of Bruno. Its title is Why the FBI is joltin' Joe. A few lines from the Daily News editorial ought to be considered carefully by our own officials: "...it is not too early to diagnose why he and so many others in Albany have drawn law enforcement attention: Because they have been playing with the taxpayers' money without regard to accountability or transparency. They have simply been doing what they wanted, in the dark, under rules they make up as they go along."


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