Category Archives: Corruption Watch

Guatemala President Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigns amid corruption scandal The corruption scandal, uncovered by prosecutors and a U.N. commission probing criminal networks in Guatemala, involved a scheme known as “La Linea,” or “The Line,” in which businesspeople paid bribes to … Continue reading

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De Blasio’s 2013 campaign committee under investigation | New York Post

Looks like my colleagues at City and State dogged reporting snagged another pol (see Laura Nahmias reporting on ex-assemblyman William Boyland) playing games with campaign finance rules. The de Blasio campaign deny that they did any illegal coordination with 1199SEIU … Continue reading

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New campaign leisure spending ruling leaves ‘gray area’ | New York Post

Yes, the partisan and gridlocked NYS Board of Elections ruled that spending campaign cash on junkets is permissible as long as the campaign funds only pay a portion (50%, 75%,  99%?) of the related expenses and pols document receipts. It … Continue reading

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Straight Outta Ethics

Photo editorial by Brian Alapatt One wag tweeted, “The LWA (Legislators With Attitude) follow up album was “Get Rich Or Die Trying.”

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Pal of De Blasio Aide Gets $150K Gig

Mayor de Blasio created a $150,000-a-year job to boost his national immigration agenda — and then the cushy position was handed to the live-in girlfriend of one of his most trusted aides, The Post has learned. Stephanie Yazgi, 38, the … Continue reading

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