Public officials who accept gifts and bribery committing one of the worst kind of anti-social behaviour, Leslie Brodie has stated.
Brodie, who publishes the Leslie Brodie Report, criticised public officials and donors who are failing to recognise the seriousness of gift giving or bribery.
"Bribery and accepting gifts is an anti-social behaviour," she stated. "Especially from those who holds positions that demand a great deal of public trust," Brodie continued.
The statement came amid reports that Los Angeles County District Attorney, Steve Cooley, who is running for the position of Attorney General of the State of California, has taken thousands of dollars in gifts including tickets to Lakers games.
Thomas Girardi is the main partner in the firm of Girardi & Keese and a good friend of Mike Nisperos.
Previously, The Leslie Brodie Report published a story about attorney Thomas Girardi, of Girardi & Keese, who also gave tickets to a Lakers game to the former crack-addict and former chief trial counsel of the State Bar of California, Mr. Mike Nisperos.
Mike Nisperos, who recently disclosed his friendship with Mr. Girardi by stating "He's a good friend of mine. He got tickets for my son and I to see a playoff game for the Lakers."
Ironically, Steve Cooley is investigating Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for accepting large amount of gifts that went unreported.
Over the last eight years, Cooley has taken $1,600 in free Lakers tickets, plus $2,200 in tickets and travel expenses to USC football games, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Pat McElroy, failed to recognise the seriousness of her anti-social behaviour. Her prior involvement in the Bribing Pat saga alerted TLR, McElroy's integrity is amiss.
The latest statement by Brodie comes in the aftermath of revelations of numerous scandals involving the integrity of several judges and executives of the State Bar of California. Most notable is the bribery of judge Patric McElroy, who had been accused of accepting a trip oversees as valuable consideration in exchange for favorable rulings from a private attorney who appeared before her in a case in which he was involved.