Thursday, October 23, 2008

Culture of Corruption: Charles O’Byrne

And who the heck is Charles O’Byrne? Why, Gov. David Patterson’s chief of staff.

And what’s he done? Cheated on his taxes to the tune of $300,000 by not filing returns.

Don’t try this at home, kids. This man’s a professional, and friend of the Kennedys (like that’s a shocker). You might wind up in jail.

O’Byrne will probably get a book deal and Oprah appearance.

And Mr. O’Byrne’s boss, David Patterson, has some sleaze questions of his own.

Gotta give some love to his attorney, though. “Non-filer Syndrome”? A classic.

Expect Charlie Rangel to borrow this one any minute now.