From all appearances, the feds have recognized a pattern in state government, and the pattern of investigating State House Speakers becomes much more vibrant.
We can only hope they continue further investigations and keep bringing Justice in the name of the People.
In the past 10 years:
Massachusetts: Salvatore DiMasi - Convicted
Massachusetts: Thomas Finerman - Pled guilty
Massachusetts: Charles Flaherty - Pled guilty
South Carolina: Bobby Harrell - Pled guilty to six counts
Rhode Island: Gordon Fox - Convicted of bribery and false tax returns
Alabama: Mike Hubbard - Six felony convictions upheld by Alabama Supreme Court
New York: Sheldon Silver - Sentenced to 78 months in prison
Illinois: Speaker Mike Madigan (Federal Grand Jury Subpoena) after $200 million ComEd Fine which implicated Madigan and others
Ohio: Larry Householder - Arrested on bribery charges