We also spoke with some area residents about the libous guilty verdict and asked how they felt about it.

Gloria McCann, Endicott Resident said,"Appalled but not really shocked. The government is usually corrupt so what's new?"

Daniel Pragdat, Recent BU Graduate said,"It's difficult because they are supposed to represent the people and out interests and our decisions. However many officials in the past have only looked at their own interests which is upsetting because that's not why we elected them."

Rebecca Bishop, Binghamton resident said, "I just wouldn't expect this type of thing to go on with somebody who's an official in some capacity so yeah I am surprised."

McCann said, "It's definitely saddening when they're supposed to be setting the example and they can't stand up themselves and do the right thing."