New York Federal Public Corruption Lawyers
Vigorous Defense Against Public Corruption Charges
One of the risks every government official or employee faces is the potential to be accused of violating the public’s trust. The media thrives on stories of government scandal and law enforcement may be compelled to devote extensive resources to breaking and winning your public corruption case.
At Sacco Tyner we are veterans of numerous high-profile cases and demanding investigations into complex allegations. If you need an attorney with the proven ability to represent you well in public and in the courtroom, if necessary, contact us today for a consultation.
Public Corruption is a Major Problem in NYC: Tougher Penalties on the Horizon
The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption recently uncovered numerous abuses of power by New York City politicians. The commission declared public corruption to be an “epidemic,” particularly with regard to pay-to-play abuses involving procurement fraud.
Investigative authorities have paid close attention to potential campaign contribution abuse involving State Assembly members and lobbyists. According to the Moreland Commission, 19 lawmakers have been indicted on corruption charges since 2003. This helps to explain why the State Integrity Investigation, which ranks states based on their commitment to government integrity, gave the State of New York a “D” grade for public corruption risk.
The prevalence of recent public corruption cases in the Five Boroughs, including The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, could lead to more stringent penalties for abuses of political power. The Moreland Commission called on state political leaders to strengthen existing criminal laws and provide prosecutors with new tools, including tougher penalties, to fight corruption and self-dealing. Additionally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest budget proposal calls for stronger criminal statutes to address public corruption.
Credible, Respected Legal Representation
Whether you work at the local, state or federal level of government, almost everything you do – and every decision you make – can come under intense scrutiny. We are prepared to build and execute a vigorous defense of your interests when you are accused of involvement in activities such as:
- Contractor bid rigging
- Accepting bribes or kickbacks or engaging in preferential treatment
- Fraud, embezzlement or some form of conspiracy
A Track Record of Success in Complex, High-Profile Cases
Former U.S. Marine captain and JAG officer, Mark J. Sacco brings high levels of skill and credibility to each case handled by our firm. Our lawyers’ recent successes have included dismissal of all charges in a federal conspiracy indictment and acquittal of our client in a complex enterprise corruption case.
You can depend on our legal team to pursue every angle in the effort to prove your innocence or negotiate an acceptable outcome, protect your freedom, and minimize damage to your reputation. Contact us for the diligent, resourceful defense you will need to deal with any public corruption charge in New York. We have offices in Albany and Schenectady.