As Corruption Scandal Widens, Black Political… (Audio)

As Corruption Scandal Widens, Black Political Leaders Reflect On Implications

wnyc_300x300Former state Senator Shirley Huntley was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday afternoon for embezzlement and bribery. In her plea for leniency, she listed the names of more than half of dozen colleagues she recorded on a wire – almost all of them, like her, are African American. As WNYC’s Anna Sale reports, there’s a sense that the widening corruption probe is a sad end to what once seemed to be a promising moment for black political power in Albany.

Listen to Host Amy Eddings’ full interview with Anna Sale below…Thu May 09, 2013