Category Archives: Crime

Key Figures in the Trial of Dean Skelos – The New York Times

Now that the corruption trail of State Senator Dean G. Skelos, Republican of Long Island, and his son, Adam Skelos is underway in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the New York Times offers a scorecard listing some of the central … Continue reading

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The Skelos trial feels a lot like a mafia trial | New York Post

The New York Post’s Kyle Smith goes full Mafia in his description of the Skelos family trial, witness testimony and email evidence. His final grafs are worth a reprint. “Lawyers for the scheming Skelosi are hoping to change the subject … Continue reading

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Matt Libous Sentenced to Six Months In Prison

Matthew Libous, son of powerful state Sen. Thomas Libous, was sentenced to six months in prison, $25k fine, 100 hrs community service on federal tax-fraud charges after being found guilty in January, Gannett Albany reports:

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Preet remains New York’s only hope | New York Post

An excerpt from today’s New York Post column: As a former Assembly member, I’m disappointed to see the media and public contempt for politicians justified, again and again. I feel badly for the great number of my former colleagues who … Continue reading

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Reblog: Morning Memo – Assembly Speaker Silver Arrest Imminent

Report: Silver to be Arrested on Corruption ChargesThe New York Times reports that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is expected to be arrested on corruption charges today in connection with an investigation into his outside income. The speaker’s attorney, Joel Cohen, … Continue reading

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Future of Broken Windows Policing | Manhattan Institute

Today: Future of #BrokenWindows event w/ @ManhattanDA, @CommissBratton, @errollouis, @SquarePegDem, & Richard Aborn http://t.co/6YDuymuhLt/s/jKwM #Brokenwindows is a community development strategy as well as a policing strategy @SquarePegDem@ManhattanInst: High risk neighborhoods want more policing but it requires partnership w/ the community … Continue reading

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Assemblyman William Scarborough arrested & charged in state and federal court

Not good! Assemblyman Bill Scarborough indicted 2X: 23-count state indictment/11-count federal indictment. Early on Wednesday the NYPost reported that “Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough was hit Wednesday morning with a 23-count indictment charging him with using campaign funds for personal expenses, … Continue reading

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Assemblyman informant gets probation after lying to investigators – NY Daily News

A Bronx Assemblyman who turned wire-wearing federal informant was sentenced to two years of probation on Thursday for lying to investigators. Now-former pol Nelson Castro, 42, had faced up to two years in prison for his not-so-bright fibs to the … Continue reading

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Assemblyman informant gets probation after lying to investigators – NY Daily News

A Bronx Assemblyman who turned wire-wearing federal informant was sentenced to two years of probation on Thursday for lying to investigators. Now-former pol Nelson Castro, 42, had faced up to two years in prison for his not-so-bright fibs to the … Continue reading

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NY Post: Wills hit with corruption charges as wire doesn’t catch

Today’s NY Post reported that: Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills was trying to get the goods on fellow lawmakers — and get the heat off himself during a state probe of his shady nonprofit — by wearing a wire, The … Continue reading

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