Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Checks and Balances for Judges and Attorneys Must be Put in Place

Albany, New York

Our custom of NOT holding Judges and lawyers accountable is bearing bitter fruits according to the daily reports of corruption that are coming to our attention.

A former Supreme Court justice from Albany been indicted on charges of attempted extortion and federal bribery.

Sixty-five-year-old Thomas Spargo, a former justice in the Third Judicial Circuit of the State of New York, was indicted by a federal grand jury for a 2003 incident in which Spargo allegedly bribed an Ulster County lawyer.

According to the indictment, Spargo allegedly solicited $10,000 from the attorney while he was a state Supreme Court Justice. The attorney, who had cases pending before Spargo, reportedly paid the money in fear that Spargo would use his title and influence to harm him if he did not pay.


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