Nowhere other than New York will you find stuff like this:
“As he fights federal corruption charges, now-former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, has so far avoided paying for his attorneys with funds from his political campaign, a popular payment mechanism for lawmakers and state officials facing legal troubles. Some of his self-identified allies, however, have launched a new effort to cover his legal bill. A website for The Skelos Family Legal Defense Fund popped up recently, soliciting contributions to pay for Skelos and his son’s representation in federal court …”
“… The state Senate Republican Campaign Committee shoveled $50,000 into the re-election coffers of its disgraced former leader, Dean Skelos, just two weeks after he was busted on a corruption rap, records released Wednesday reveal …”
God bless Tammany Hall.