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Judge reduces ex-pol Brian McLaughlin’s prison time in exchange for cooperation in probes

Hey CM @RubenWills => there are imprisoned corrupt WHITE pols (from Queens)! NY Times reports that a federal judge reduced the prison sentence of former Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin for his help in the criminal prosecutions of former state Sen. Carl … Continue reading

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Albany Madness – Rd #3 – Elite Eight

      Elite Eight time in Albany Madness. Three former Republican officeholders have made it to Round 3. Three Amigos do so as well as Hiram Monserrate defeats higher seeded Alan Hevesi in a furious final 90 minutes of … Continue reading

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WYSK: Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz – My Top Ten Wishes for 2013

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York My Top Ten Wishes for 2013 You should know that every year, many people wait for the coming of the New Year, celebrating with … Continue reading

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NY Senate Democrats’ road to respect—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

If African-American state senators want to be taken seriously by Gov. Cuomo and opinion leaders, they’re going to have to step up their game big-time.They can start by naming a new leader. When you remove the emotion, the issue of … Continue reading

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Lipsky’s Cooperation With Authorities Prompts Unease – NYTimes.com

Now that word has leaked that convicted former lobbyist Richard Lipsky is cooperating with federal authorities in hopes of reducing his jail sentence, “no-good” elected officials wringing their hands, looking over their shoulders, and treating their cellphones like “live” grenades. … Continue reading

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2011 Post-Mortem Winners & Losers

The Year That Was – Winners & Losers Winners Governor Andrew Cuomo – Nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by publishing his Year 1 list of accomplishments. Surprisingly, he didn’t take credit for the $785 million regional economic … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: The Four Senate “Amigos”

And then there was one. A third ‘Amigo’ has resigned his senate seat. In a Manhattan federal court, former state senator Carl Kruger tearfully pleaded guilty to four counts of bribery. In case Kruger’s guilty plea has you feeling nostalgic … Continue reading

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Brooklyn state Senator to plead guilty in federal court

Brooklyn state Senator Carl Kruger does the honorable thing today. The DN reports that he will plead guilty to federal corruption charges and resign from office. H/T to the US Attorney – Eastern District Preet Bharara. This time they apparently know how … Continue reading

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Boyland Found “Not Guilty!”

Boyland Found Not Guilty NOV 10TH – 4:32 PM Posted by Nick Reisman Brooklyn Democratic Assemblyman William Boyland was acquitted today of federal corruption charges, part of an overarching graft case that ensnared an additional Democratic lawmaker and top lobbyists. Boyland had been accused of taking a $175,000 … Continue reading

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NY’s grim gantlet of graft – m.NYPOST.com

  http://m.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/ny_grim_gantlet_of_graft_pG5NrOJrIFXPfhdohiKQ1K Last Updated: 12:27 AM, November 9, 2011 The federal corruption trial of ex-City Councilman Larry Seabrook got under way this week as the case of Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. went to the jury in the same Manhattan courthouse … Continue reading

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