Who are they kidding?
Gotta love the comedians at the Sun. They can turn a story about a reunion of players in the Mandel trials into something humorous:
The United States of America vs. Mandel et al officially began Nov. 24, 1975, when a federal grand jury handed up a 24-count racketeering and mail fraud indictment against Mandel and five members of his inner circle.
On the heels of the resignation and guilty plea from Vice President Spiro Agnew, the case against Mandel was also handled by federal prosecutors in Maryland, who established a national reputation for going after public corruption. Many believe the Mandel trials also marked of the end of the backroom, political-machine era in Maryland.
Needless to say, I got a chuckle. I guess the Sun really hasn’t been paying attention to the Governor’s attempts at a slots deal, have they?