FBI announces new corruption hotline
Take a densely populated area, add hundreds of agencies, departments, municipalities, and elected positions, and fold in a pay-to-play culture. Then consider that Philadelphia has traditionally had ensconced political power brokers, the kind few are willing to cross, he said.
"The intimidation factor is huge in this city, and that's something we're trying to fight," Venizelos said.
On Monday, he gathered with a half-dozen other state, federal, and local law enforcement officials to announce an admittedly small step but one they hope will make a difference, a new confidential hotline to encourage and field tips on public corruption.