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.