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who knows? That's the kind of corruption that people have reference to. Now, I don't know of any direct corruption that Carmine was involved in except for the one he was convicted for, which was for taking a bribe in order to get Con Ed the licenses that Con Ed was entitled to without the bribe.

Q:

When you're talking about contracts, what kind of contracts?

Koch:

Well, take the Marcus case. In the Marcus case he was a commissioner. The reason that he was convicted, and I don't have all the facts -- you'd have to look them up -- but my recollection is that he gave a contract to some people to clean one of the reservoirs. It may have been the Croton reservoir. You empty out the water -- it has to be done after a certain number of years -- and they have to take the crud out of the reservoir and patch it up and do whatever has to be done to clean it. And he gave it to somebody and he got a large amount of money for awarding that contract, and he went to jail for it. That's the kind of contract we're talking about.

Q:

Would you include city insurance contracts?

Koch:

I haven't any direct knowledge of that, but I would assume that there are. Carmine is in the insurance business. I would assume further that the contracts would not be for the city to





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