Gary Melius’ rise through Long Island’s cozy political systemVideo:
Our team explores how Melius' network operatedChapter 1:
One man's rise shines light on LI's corrosive systemChapter 2:
Deals, cop contracts: Learning from the mastersChapter 3:
Casino flop: Struggling outside LI’s cozy networkChapter 4:
The rise of Oheka CastleChapter 5:
A multimillion-dollar taxpayer bailoutChapter 6:
A politically motivated arrest on a public busChapter 7:
With new players, will LI’s entrenched system survive?
PATHWAY TO POWER
Here, Newsday outlines the story of Long Island’s political power structure and one man’s navigation through that system, Gary Melius. Read how this story unfolds in seven chapters.
By Newsday Staff