‘Ugly Albany’ on Display in Federal Trials and Pension Ruling

The New York Times: Alleged payoffs. A taxpayer-paid pension despite disgrace. Keeping donations from your sworn enemies.

Such are the ways that money — legal and less so — grabbed headlines in the last week, touching current and former Albany luminaries and underscoring the state capital’s reputation as a place where personal and professional financial concerns often overshadow the work of government.

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