In Brooklyn, New York, the New York Post
- He’s sorry all right — but mostly for himself.
Disgraced ex-state Sen. John Sampson waffled [last week] about how he’s been “suffering” because of his corruption conviction, as a judge sentenced him to five years behind bars.
The once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat took a moment in his mostly self-serving statement to “apologize for my actions” — but failed to say sorry to the constituents that elected him to the very office he abused.
A jury found the 51-year-old guilty of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI about illegally skimming more than $400,000 from foreclosure deals he worked on as a court-appointed referee.
Embezzlement charges against him were dropped ahead of trial because the statute of limitations ran out.
The judge  noted that Sampson — a now-disbarred attorney — was driven by greed, even though he and his wife earned hefty salaries.
“What level of greed do you have to have to engage in this conduct?” she said.