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NY corruption fears turn to $40 bobbleheads

New York state officials were reportedly forced to return bobblehead dolls of Yankees great Lou Gehrig from the ALS Association as corruption fears run high in Albany.

The New York Daily News reported that the lawmakers were asked to turn over the figurines because an accompanying letter from the nonprofit referenced a specific piece of legislation.

"It is one of the dumbest things I've seen in Albany this year," Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group told the Daily News, adding that "I think it underscores the heightened sensitivity that lawmakers have to the appearance of a conflict."

According to the report, the bobbleheads sell for $40 on eBay—well below the thousands of dollars that special interest groups can donate to campaigns.

Read the full report on the bobbleheads from the New York Daily News.