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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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Melvin Lowe Convicted On All Counts | Crain’s NY

Chris Bragg (Crain’s NY) reported Wednesday afternoon that Democratic operative Melvin Lowe convicted on all counts. I had complained in a previous post about the lack of media interest in the Lowe trial. It’s interesting that Mr. Lowe was convicted … Continue reading

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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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Preet Bharara Subpoenas New York State Ethics Enforcement Agency – WSJ.com

From today’s Wall Street Journal: On Wednesday, Makau Mutua, dean of SUNY Buffalo Law School and a Moreland Commission member, said the panel had uncovered potentially criminal offenses committed by about a dozen state lawmakers. “We turned up a lot … Continue reading

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BATTLE IN THE BOOGIE DOWN: Challengers Eye Scandal-Plagued Bronx Assemblyman | Politicker

This column was originally published on January 6, 2014. Former Assemblyman Stevenson’s federal corruption began that day. A week later, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all four charges. Under NYS law, Mr. Stevenson was immediately expelled from office. … 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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Happy New Year 2014!

It’s been a wild and interesting 2013. We assailed corruption and sexual harassment in government. We praised the good of those seeking to create a livable City and State. The corruption crushing commentary will continue in 2014.

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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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Corruption in Albany: Executive edition

Records show that nearly 300 state executive agency employees were arrested, hit with ethics charges, or investigated by the state inspector general’s office since 2005, including 213 since Cuomo took office, the Daily News recently reported.

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Indicted Bx Assemblyman Fundraises Despite Having Federal Public Defender

Indicted Bx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson fundraises for legal defense fund despite having a taxpayer-financed federal public defender. Continue reading

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