“It’s impossible, absolutely impossible,” argued defense lawyer Steven Molo, “for a member of the Assembly to . . . do the job that a person in the Assembly does and not have some sort of conflict of interest.The Post is not impressed with the defense. Well, actually, they are -- they're impressed with the gall it takes to forward it as a defense.
“That may make you uncomfortable,” he added, “but that is the system New York has chosen, and it is not a crime.”