Justice for Sale in Brooklyn
(Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Howard Ruditzky
Photo by Rick Kopstein)
In a Village Voice exclusive, investigative reporter Wayne Barrett reveals that in Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship can be bought—for a kind of funny price. Barrett writes that there's big trouble ahead for the borough's longtime Democratic leader, with District Attorney Joe Hynes
. . . primed to prove that Clarence Norman, the chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic party for 15 years until he was convicted in the first of two unrelated cases in 2005, took at least $50,000 in cash and $6,000 in postage stamps to elevate Civil Court Judge Howard Ruditzky to the State Supreme Court in 2001.
Read all about it: The Sales of Justice
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