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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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Guatemala President Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigns amid corruption scandal The corruption scandal, uncovered by prosecutors and a U.N. commission probing criminal networks in Guatemala, involved a scheme known as “La Linea,” or “The Line,” in which businesspeople paid bribes to … 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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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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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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Malcolm Smith tried to buy election in alleged $200K bribery scheme | New York Post

The NY Post reports on Day 1 of disgraced ex-state senator Malcolm Smith’s federal corruption trial in White Plains. Read key excerpts below: “To get on the GOP line in the 2013 mayoral race, Smith — once one of the … Continue reading

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Malcolm Smith blows city money on self-promotional newsletter | New York Post

NY Post reporter Carl Campanile writes in Saturday’s paper that “Former state Sen. Malcolm Smith — who faces federal corruption charges in a trial that starts Monday — blew tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a self-promotional newsletter marking … Continue reading

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Assemblyman informant gets probation after lying to investigators – NY Daily News

A Bronx Assemblyman who turned wire-wearing federal informant was sentenced to two years of probation on Thursday for lying to investigators. Now-former pol Nelson Castro, 42, had faced up to two years in prison for his not-so-bright fibs to the … Continue reading

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24-Hour Contribution Report for State Sen. John Sampson | NYS Board of Elections

Five people contributed $16,000 at the 11th hour to aid embattled Brooklyn State Senator John Sampson in his now-successful Democratic Primary win. Although innocent until proved guilty, I’m left wondering who contributes to the re-election effort of a lawmaker indicted … Continue reading

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