NY Post: Wills hit with corruption charges as wire doesn’t catch

Today’s NY Post reported that:

Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills was trying to get the goods on fellow lawmakers — and get the heat off himself during a state probe of his shady nonprofit — by wearing a wire, The Post has learned.

Wills, who was arrested last week by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, was doing the secret recording at the behest of Schneiderman’s ­office, two sources said.

But Wills apparently failed to deliver.

“He was radioactive, and nobody would speak to him,” a lawmaker said. “Nobody would have anything to do with him.”

“He was radioactive, and nobody would speak to him,” a lawmaker said. “Nobody would have anything to do with him.” [Read full article here.]


I guess CM Wills didn’t notice how well that strategy worked for his former boss and now convicted felon, ex-state senator Shirley Huntley.

Last year, my pal Tony and I walked in on Wills and Senator Malcolm Smith having breakfast at a popular Queens diner. Now, I’m even more intrigued about their conversation (and possibly dueling wiretaps). I’d love to see a Keenan & Peele send-up.

Snitching for Dummies:

Rule #1 – Don’t wear a wire unless you some have real information to trade with prosecutors;

Rule #2 – Don’t look obvious;

Rule #3 – Don’t sweat (It messes with the micro-circuitry);

Rule #4 – Don’t asking leading questions;

Rule #5 – Don’t talk to people you don’t normally talk to; and

Rule #6 – Don’t let the media report that you wore a wire.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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