Ex-Prisoners Get an Advocate From Their Own Ranks
Richard Lipsky, who had been convicted of bribery, became an advocate for the formerly incarcerated people to reintegrate back into the society and become productive again.
Richard Lipsky was a prominent lobbyist in New York, representing bodega owners, grocers and other small businesses, until he was felled five years ago in a public corruption scandal that also brought down Carl Kruger, a powerful Brooklyn state senator, and others.
Mr. Lipsky ultimately pleaded guilty to paying more than $120,000 in bribes to the senator over several years in exchange for official actions that benefited his clients. He cooperated with the government, and in light of his assistance, received just a three-month sentence, which he served uneventfully. Read more.