From the Daily News:
More than a dozen City Council members have skirted laws, bent rules or used their positions to benefit themselves, a Daily News probe has found.
A three-month investigation found Council members who dodged taxes, violated the city's housing and building code, circumvented regulations to get cheap housing and, in one case, even ignored criminal bench warrants.
As part of the probe, The News reviewed thousands of pages of records regarding judgments, liens, tax history, property ownership, building and housing code violations, campaign finance and financial disclosure.
And while the Council's 51 members - one of whom is under indictment - routinely make laws on everything from smoking in public to recycling trash, The News found many have a history of ignoring the letter of the law.
Confronted by the News, several Council members admitted they'd made mistakes in judgment and promised to rectify them.
"There is no excuse," said one.
"To me, my integrity means a lot," said another.
Wow, who would have thought? One of them is a slumlord! Of course, Quinn and Bloomberg played defense after these tidbits were revealed. My favorite Daily News revelation was about Ruben Wills having 2 outstanding arrest warrants.
Outstanding, sir! But then again, he was out there campaigning in full view, his whereabouts fully known. So what does this say about law enforcement that they failed to pick him up, especially when this happened?