Tag Archives: Dean Skelos

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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Gelinas: Want Less Corruption, Free Markets

The NY Post’s Nicole Gelinas sees free markets as the answer to political corruption in NY: “[M]any of the city’s real-estate interests don’t prefer honest politics. They’re happy to have someone who will do favors. You see the same thing … Continue reading

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Bound By Laws Forged In Corruption

[A version of the column appeared in CityandStateNY.com] In the Olympics and pro cycling, athletes suspected of cheating, i.e., using performance enhancing drugs, are investigated and, if found guilty, are stripped of their medals and championship titles. In New York, … Continue reading

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Breaking: Sen. Tom Libous guilty of felony, ejected from Senate – Politics on the Hudson

Sen. Thomas Libous, the state Senate’s second-ranking Republican and a Southern Tier political institution for more than two decades, was convicted Wednesday of lying to the FBI, a felony that will force his removal from office. His expulsion from the … 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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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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Capitol Corruption Panel’s Demise Angers Watchdogs – NYTimes.com

Cuomo Declares Victory In War on Albany Corruption – – Cynical? Yes! The most trenchant and telling comment in today’s NY Times story about Governor Cuomo’s decision to kill his Moreland Commission came from: Lawrence Norden, the deputy director of … Continue reading

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Guest Column: Games People Play — Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York Games People Play You should know that there are people playing Lieutenant Columbo games in the New York State Senate, and in the process, … 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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