Category Archives: Political corruption

Queens lawmaker warns staff to clean up any ‘baby-mama drama’ | New York Post

Spooked by federal prosecutor Preet Bharara’s crackdown on Albany, a Queens lawmaker warned his staffers to keep their noses clean in case any investigator tried to turn them against him. State Sen. James Sanders told employees late last year that the … 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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Bound By Laws Forged In Corruption

[A version of the column appeared in CityandStateNY.com] In the Olympics and pro cycling, athletes suspected of cheating, i.e., using performance enhancing drugs, are investigated and, if found guilty, are stripped of their medals and championship titles. In New York, … Continue reading

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Breaking: Sen. Tom Libous guilty of felony, ejected from Senate – Politics on the Hudson

Sen. Thomas Libous, the state Senate’s second-ranking Republican and a Southern Tier political institution for more than two decades, was convicted Wednesday of lying to the FBI, a felony that will force his removal from office. His expulsion from the … Continue reading

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Disgraced Brooklyn politician can’t get character reference – NY Daily News

He’s gone from political scion to disgraced outcast. Facing 19 years in prison for his corruption conviction, ex-Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. can’t muster a single character letter from a current or former politician. Boyland submitted to Federal Judge Sandra … Continue reading

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City and State NY: Bound By Laws Forged in Corruption

I recently penned an opinion piece questioning whether or not New Yorkers should be bound by laws forged in corruption. Some in government and law think my proposal is heretical. What say you? Bound By Laws Forged in Corruption by … Continue reading

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BN: Heastie’s serious ethical lapses show he is not fit to lead the Assembly

In the heels of NY Times muckraking, the Buffalo News castigates State Assembly Democrats for making Carl Heastie Speaker. "This is who members of the State Assembly wanted as their leader? A member who plays fast and loose with his … Continue reading

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Capitol Confidential » Read: Bonomo takes ‘leave of absence’ from NYRA

US Attorney Preet Bharara’s war on Albany’s culture of corruption has claimed another casualty: Anthony Bonomo is taking a leave of absence — effective immediately — as the chairman of the board of the New York Racing Association less than … 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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The Tick-Tock Begins for Andrew Cuomo | PJ Tatler

‘The Tick-Tock Begins for Andrew Cuomo‘ only rehashes a NY Daily News editorial re Cuomo and quashing of the Moreland Commission. No new information. Mr. Tatler only makes snide remarks about Cuomo’s possible fears. Real questions alluded to in the … Continue reading

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