Category Archives: Poverty Pimps

The Grinch Who Stole Democracy | CityandStateNY.com

City&State is here! Read “On Bloomberg,” by his aides. See my column, “The Grinch Who Stole Democracy,” p. 45. http://issuu.com/cityandstate/docs/cs_121613_all This Christmas, Santa Cuomo is leaving lumps of coal in the stockings of New Yorkers. Santa Cuomo is dumping a … Continue reading

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Feds Seek Bail Revocation For Espada — Updated 3X

The sorry saga of disgraced former state senator Pedro Espada continues with the latest episode posted on the State of Politics blog today. Unfortunately, the good work of Dr. Neil Calman and the Institute for Urban Family Health was caught … Continue reading

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Nonprofit nightmares

I thought you’d like to read “Nonprofit nightmares” at NYPOST.com. The new spate of political scandals in Albany highlights yet again the unseemly relations between pols and community nonprofits,which abound across the state. The charges against state Sen. Shirley Huntley center … Continue reading

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Councilman Seabrook of N.Y.C. Convicted in Corruption Case – NYTimes.com

The NY Times and other news outlets are reporting that Bronx City Councilman Larry Seabrook was convicted by a federal jury on 9 of 12 charges corruption charges. The first trial ended in a hung jury. City Councilman Larry B. … Continue reading

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Pedro Espada got blind justice – NYPOST.com

The conviction of disgraced former state Sen. Pedro Espada reminded me of the closing scene of “White Heat” — when James Cagney, standing atop a fiery tower, shouts, “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” In a warped sense, Espada … Continue reading

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Pedro Espada becomes latest NY pol convicted for abusing power – am New York

Interestingly, today’s amNY article gives credence to Pedro Espada‘s assertion that he was the victim of a political vendetta. Espada opened himself to scrutiny in 2009, [Hunter College political science professor Jamie] Chandler said, when he switched to the Republican … Continue reading

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Pedro Espada’s crimson tide and Santeria

I thought you’d like to read “Pedro’s crimson tide” on NYPOST.com at http://nyp.st/IPjZ9w. See also “Clueless Espada maintains a rosary outlook.” It appears that La Familia Espada is seeking to spiritually threaten and intimidate federal jurors deciding his fate. As … Continue reading

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Espada, Arraigned In Federal Court

Ex-New York State Senator Pedro Espada, Arraigned In Court, “Absolutely Ready” For His Corruption Case. Ex-state Sen. Pedro Espada and his son Pedro G. Espada were arraigned in federal court today on charges they stole money from their Soundview health … Continue reading

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Using Poor NYers as window dressing…Again! – UPDATED

That’s exacting what a NY Times editorial is accusing state officials of doing. Today’s NY Times editorial argues, that Congress should fix a visa program encouraging investment in high-unemployment areas that is being exploited in New York by gerrymandered maps that … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Seabrook corruption trial

Seabrook mistrial as jury hits wall By BRUCE GOLDING Last Updated:1:04 PM, December 10, 2011 Posted:11:44 AM, December 10, 2011 A $177 bagel? A $300,000 payment to his mistress? Some $40,000 in crooked donations? None of it could get a … Continue reading

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