7.5% of Senate Indicted in 18 Months (8.5% if you include only Dems)

(If only we had an Attorney General that was pro-active this number would no doubt be higher.  It’s time for the people of hte commonwealth to wake up! – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

7.5% of the Mass Senate has been indicted in the last 18 months. Marzilli, Wilkerson, and Galluccio have all been indicted since July 1, 2008. This all at a time when Deval is making the claim on his website that he is “changing the culture on Beacon Hill.” Of course, all three are Democrats and of course there are many good, decent, and honest State Senators, including my Senator, Thomas McGee.

What ever happened to ethics reform?

Change you can count on? I think not.

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  • demredsox

    Because I totally expected Deval Patrick to fix Jim Marzilli’s mental health and stop Anthony Galluccio from being an idiotic alcoholic.

  • He should NOT be allowed to say be “Cleaned up Beacon Hill.”  

  • Governor Patrick ignored Senator Wilkerson’s multiple transgressions, presumably for political reasons. Now our fearless leader is the Man of Morals who will “Clean up Beacon Hill.”

    If hypocrisy were currency, Deval fixes the budget problem.

    From the Herald on 11/4/08

    Gov. Deval Patrick faced immense pressure from former ally Sen. Dianne Wilkerson to push through public funding for a highly controversial development despite the objections of House leadership, the Herald has learned.

    Patrick enraged House Speaker Sal DiMasi and others in the Legislature when he approved a $10 million economic development grant to the Back Bay-based Columbus Center complex last year.

    source: http://news.bostonherald.com/n

    From boston.com on 8/1/08

    Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has reached a settlement with the state Attorney General over alleged campaign finance “irregularities,” agreeing to pay $10,000 out of her own pocket and forfeit $30,000 in money she claimed her campaign owed her.

    “This agreement should ensure that Senator Wilkerson and her campaign committee are and will be accountable in the future,” Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement this morning.

    source:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/ne

    Again, don’t claim you cleaned up Beacon Hill if you have contributed to the mess.

  • These are just the ones who got caught….and these are legal violations….think about ethics violations that don’t meet the threshold of actually breaking laws.  I have more faith in custodial staff to behave ethically at this point.  The truly sad part is that portion of unethical senators/reps does a disservice to their office and the people they represent, but more so cast a shadow of suspicion over the folks who’s just trying to do the right thing.

  • Festus Garvey

    …like policy stuff.  What’s with the “all Dems are corrupt” BS?