Newsday Investigation: Pathway to Power

Number 28458
Subject Corruption
Source Newsday
State
Year 2018
Publication Date February 22, 2018
Summary In a panoramic, 30,000-word narrative, reporters exposed the underpinnings of Long Island’s corrupt political system through the life of a onetime street hoodlum who would eventually own a castle-like estate that became the Island’s unofficial political clubhouse and the site of a startling attempt on his life. Drilling deep below decades of numbing public scandals, the project is the defining document of how local power works on Long Island, how the public gets exploited and why unscrupulous operators persistently prevail.
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Keywords Newsday, politics, corruption, Long Island, political scandal, power, land deals, contracts, patronage, police
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