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Tell Us: New Cassel Corruption Trial

What do you think of the outcome?

On Monday,  were convicted of felonies in a corruption trial involving a plot to steer a New Cassel redevelopment toward a preferred developer in exchange for money. 

Justice Alan Honorof declared a mistrial on 17 remaining counts of bribery, conspiracy and miscounduct, the Nassau County District Attorney's Office said. 

were all on trial. Both Corbin and Williams are former Nassau County legislators, while Mullings is the fomer head of the North Hempstead Community Development Agency.

Newsday reports that attorneys will seek to clear the names of their clients through legal means. 

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said in a statement that the three had "abused their positions to steal this project from the people of New Cassel for their own personal gain."

Which leads to the question: What is your take of the outcome? Was justice served? Tell us in the comments.

matteo August 07, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I didn't follow this case, but it smells like juror confusion. Sometimes, people find it very hard to cut through the legal thicket of complex charges and court instructions on the law. But one thing stands out: corruption of public officials was is and always will be with us, unfortunately. And the poor always pay the most, it's really terrible.
Nassau Taxpayer August 07, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Just smells, period.
Bob O'Brien August 07, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I believe the juror got sick and was unable to continue.
George August 08, 2012 at 01:52 AM
It's time to investigate on whose watch all this corruption Took and is taking place
R Miller August 09, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Still the tip of the iceberg if you were to ask me

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