11/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Leslie Crocker Snyder's Unsavory Campaign Donors

Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney.

News stories about bad-boy contributors have lost some of their sting over time ("they all do it" is the common public shrug). But voters may be less tolerant of dirty dollars when the candidate collecting them could become head of the premier district attorney's office in the country, where Law and Order is not only supposed to reign but was developed for television.

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