Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tribune-Review Outlines How Rendell, Onorato And Ravenstahl Passed Public Hat For Rooneys

Jeremy Boren's masterful deconstruction of the Lot 6 transaction -- by which elected and appointed public officials conveyed invaluable land to a well-connected private interest for less than 10 percent of the apparent market value -- evokes concepts such as shame, dishonesty, incompetence, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.

It also should provoke prosecutorial scrutiny. That aspect of the situation is complicated, however, by the new United States Attorney's longstanding relationships with more than one interested party and by the district attorney's practiced disregard of corruption cases that do not benefit the List-Makers.

This might be another case for the Public Integrity Section.


PK said...

Unfortunately no one reads the Trib, at least no one that I can think of who would possess the cojones to do something.

You know, like another Ravenstahl hearing a case on City police officers:

But then that probably doesn't count as a conflict of interest. Especially if your last name is Ravenstahl.

Bram Reichbaum said...

Almost nobody wants to bust anybody for routine political jagoffery. Least not that I've ever been able to tell.

For full-on campaigning with public resaources, yeah maybe, but not for Biznass.