DA Says String Of Albany Arrests Not Over Yet

ALBANY -

The string of corruption arrests that have convulsed Albany the past three months is far from over, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a rare interview Tuesday.

“We investigate cases very aggressively, and we are going to continue to do that, whether the legislature is in session or not,” he said. “You can expect more cases to come, because there is a lot more corruption that has not yet been brought to light.”

Articles in the press, including the Times-Union of Albany and City & State have noted that the vast majority of officials indicted have been black or Hispanic. But Bharara shot down criticism he was racially profiling.

“I think I saw that in a blog post somewhere,” Bharara, who is of Indian descent, said. “…Whether someone is of a particular background — I happen to be of a particular background myself — that factors into our decision-making not in any way, shape or form.”