When an alleged tax cheat—and convicted federal bank fraudster—went to former Queens assemblyman Jimmy Meng in December of 2011, he asked if there was anything the former lawmaker could do to get the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to offer him a more lenient plea deal in his ongoing tax-fraud case. Meng agreed, and according to federal authorities, told the man it would cost him $80,000 needed to bribe several prosecutors... More >>>