Justice for the wealthy and connected is far different than for the regular people. See how many times JJ has gotten a pass for his felonies. Until the good people of the area demand justice and start to demand better of their politicians and government, the area will continue to suffer. Corruption is part of the reason why business investment in the area is paltry. You could see the pomposity in Anthonys eyes when he told the local media that he was not guilty. They probably think what they do is just business as usual.
When the dust settles what will be clear is the fact that the Cafaros are the top dogs in the feeding dish known as the Mahoning Valley .
one person on the lower tier within the "organization" will take full responsibility and be sentenced to maybe 18 months in prison. get out in a year for good behavior. come out not only a free man, but a wealthy one at that.
At least they are being prosecuted. Days gone by, this would have gone down as a back slapping good ol' boy handshake deal with the public paying to keep offices in the Cafaro building. Let the light shine in and let the investigations continue until we can be sure these decisions are being made for the best interests of the tax payers.
BTW, corruption will take place ANYWHERE that accountability is not a requisite part of doing public business.
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