Stories about small-scale corruption in NYC often get buried beneath the headline-grabbers like Vito Lopez, Hevesi, Espada and Kruger.
Here is a story of how two senior-level officials in the City’s Housing Department were soliciting bribes from general contractors seeking to do business with the City.
In some ways, these garden-variety scandals cost the taxpayers a lot more money in the long run. How many contractors are running up huge bills — or not providing adequate services or products — because of corruption? We may never know.