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    NY town official under FBI investigation over pro-MMA lobbying effort
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    The seemingly endless fight to get MMA legalized and regulated in New York has taken a new and nasty turn. The Albany Times Union reports:

    A federal criminal investigation of Halfmoon (NY) Supervisor Melinda A. Wormuth is probing whether she secretly accepted money for lobbying on behalf of mixed martial arts legislation and whether she or her family received thousands of dollars from a builder with business before the town government.

    The information comes from multiple people familiar with the case. They said the FBI is focusing on Wormuth's contact with two Republican state lawmakers - Sen. Kathleen Marchione and Assemblyman James Tedisco - related to a bill that passed the Senate but failed in the Assembly and would have legalized mixed martial arts fighting.

    In early May, Wormuth, 46, wrote letters on town letterhead to both Tedisco and Marchione stating she "strongly urge(s) you to support MMA legislation."

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    this is stupid...

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    what if the lobbyist paying of the official was actually working for the Unions? Not saying that some MMA org in New York wouldn't do that, but something like this seems to best serve the Unions to permanently kill any hope of MMA in New York.
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    We must simply get over the fact that MMA will not be legalized in NY in any near future. Maybe in many many years yes, but not anytime soon.
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    This is publicized, yet every politition in New York that lobbies against MMA is almost certainly paid off. Curruption at its finest. Way to go New York.
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    The payment she received was actually an in person aerobics instruction by Dana White that came along with two VHS boxercising workout videos (ankle weights included).

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    Politicians taking money?!


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