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Assemblyman William Scarborough arrested & charged in state and federal court

Not good! Assemblyman Bill Scarborough indicted 2X: 23-count state indictment/11-count federal indictment. Early on Wednesday the NYPost reported that “Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough was hit Wednesday morning with a 23-count indictment charging him with using campaign funds for personal expenses, … Continue reading

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NY Post: Wills hit with corruption charges as wire doesn’t catch

Today’s NY Post reported that: Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills was trying to get the goods on fellow lawmakers — and get the heat off himself during a state probe of his shady nonprofit — by wearing a wire, The … Continue reading

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City Councilman Ruben Wills Arrested Over Missing Charity Cash, Sources Say – Jamaica – DNAinfo.com New York

DNAInfo.com reports that: City Councilman Ruben Wills was taken into police custody Wednesday morning after $32,000 went missing from a charity he’s connected to, sources said. The charges were brought against Wills by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The charges stem from … Continue reading

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Pols Beware

Many are calling the recent spate of political scandals a sign that it’s still business as usual in Albany. I see signs of change. First. the indictment against Senator Shirley Huntley comes after a joint investigation by State Attorney General … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act and Language Minority Rights Explored

  For some reason I’ve become obsessed with NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s recent order ending ‘English-only’ elections in ten upstate counties by applying a federal law enacted to ensure voter participation by American citizens of Puerto Rican heritage that … Continue reading

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AG Schneiderman tells 10 NY counties to help bilingual voters – Could tip state senate

This evening, I came across this Associated Press report on Liz Benjamin’s State of Politics blog about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sending letters to 10 upstate counties advising them to accommodate Spanish-speaking voters from Puerto Rico as required … Continue reading

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Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. Challenges US Justice Department & NYS AG Schneiderman

State senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. has released another of his columns (see below) questioning the delayed arrest and prosecution of Clement Gardner, the disgraced former fiscal officer at the Christian Community Benevolent Association founded by Rev. Diaz.  He calls … Continue reading

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Court hears arguments on prison redistricting battle | Politics on the Hudson

Court hears arguments on prison redistricting battle | Politics on the Hudson. Senate Republicans, the state Attorney General’s office and civil rights groups were all in Albany County Supreme Court to make their case in a GOP-led lawsuit over where … Continue reading

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Civil Commitment Law Protects NYers from Sex Predators

In today’s NY Post, I express my concern for a State Supreme Court decision invalidating the state’s civil confinement law for sexual predators. During the Democratic primary campaign for Attorney General, then-Assemblyman Richard Brodsky slammed then-Senator, now state Attorney General, … Continue reading

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