NY Anti-Corruption Law Could Be A Game-Changer

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Following the recent arrests of two New York state lawmakers on federal bribery charges, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed legislation creating a new class of public corruption crimes to bring New York’s “obsolete” laws in line with federal law. The new law, called the “Public Trust Act,” would create new crimes and strengthen existing ones, giving additional powers to district attorneys to prosecute public corruption, and would increase the penalties for persons convicted of such crimes. If passed, this expansive legislation could be a game-changer...
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