Category Archives: Public Corruption

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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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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Before Book Deal, Andrew Cuomo Backed Bills That Helped News Corporation

In the last few weeks, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has mounted his “anti-corruption” hobby horse in a charge In favor of stronger ethics laws and against state lawmakers earning outside income. But the International Business Times (IBT) has found that … Continue reading

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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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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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City & State – Corruption Case Against Silver is Strong, Legal Experts Say

​ In a bombshell announcement today, federal prosecutors accused Silver, one of the state’s most powerful Democrats, of using his elected office to amass millions of dollars through bribes and kickbacks disguised as legitimate payments in an outside job as … Continue reading

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Days Without a NYS Lawmaker Arrested/Indicted | PolHudson.lohudblogs.com

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Meet The Doctor At Center of the Silver Corruption Investigation

Via Capital New York – Scott Waldman and Laura Nahimas ALBANY—The federal corruption case against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rests in part on his alleged scheme with a doctor who referred asbestos cases to the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm … 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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