South Shore, NY - May 12, 2016 - Former federal prosecutor and newly elected Senator Todd Kaminsky today released the following statement in response to the sentencing of Dean Skelos, whom he replaced this month as Senator for the 9th District:
"Today's sentencing of Dean Skelos marks the end of a troubling chapter of corruption for our state government—but it does not close the book. If we are going to change the story and improve our government, we must make swift, serious changes to our ethics and campaign finance rules. We have a few weeks left in Albany to enact real reform on behalf of New Yorkers and to begin to restore their trust so that honest government can lead to real results for our state."
About Todd Kaminsky
Todd Kaminsky has spent his career fighting for Long Island families and working to end government corruption. As a federal prosecutor representing Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens, and as acting deputy chief of the Public Integrity Section, Todd took down corrupt elected officials, drug kingpins and other major felons.
In 2014, Todd was elected to represent the South Shore in the New York State Assembly. During his first term, Todd fought for and won ethics reforms, tax breaks, aid for Sandy victims, and a new emergency center at South Nassau Communities Hospital. Todd authored the most laws by a first-year assemblymember in recent New York State history.
Todd was elected to fill Long Island’s 9th Senate District seat on April 19, 2016.