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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence – NYTimes.com

In sentencing Sheldon Silver, Judge Valerie Caproni seemed to reflect my concern about laws and budgets passed by the Assembly during Silver’s tenure as Assembly Speaker. See the excerpt from today’s NY Times below: [Federal Judge Valerie Caproni] rejected a … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence – NYTimes.com

In sentencing Sheldon Silver, Judge Valerie Caproni seemed to reflect my concern about laws and budgets passed by the Assembly during Silver’s tenure as Assembly Speaker. See the excerpt from today’s NY Times below: [Federal Judge Valerie Caproni] rejected a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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‘Bribe pol’ Stevenson happy with jury selection | New York Post

Embattled Bronx pol Eric Stevenson now thinks he can get a fair trial. Continue reading

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Resolution for 2014: Clean up Albany

[H]onor and integrity have remained in shockingly short supply [in the State Legislature]. Continue reading

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