87°

Topics

New York City Council
New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?
New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?

Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail. But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of Lincoln a run for its money. On Wednesday morning, New York City Councilman Ruben Wills was arrested. He had been under investigation for allegedly not properly accounting for a $33,000 state grant awarded to a nonprofit he helps run. Wills has been charged with grand larceny and faces up to seven years in prison, the office of New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman said. Authorities say the councilman and family member Jelani Mills...