Tag Archives: James Sanders

Queens lawmaker warns staff to clean up any ‘baby-mama drama’ | New York Post

Spooked by federal prosecutor Preet Bharara’s crackdown on Albany, a Queens lawmaker warned his staffers to keep their noses clean in case any investigator tried to turn them against him. State Sen. James Sanders told employees late last year that the … Continue reading

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Attack on Black Leaders: Corruption or conspiracy?

A Video Briefing by Azi Paybarah (Capital New York) For more than two hours last Friday night (May 3, 2013), a predominantly African-American audience in southeast Queens heard a debate about why the recent tide of corruption allegations in New … Continue reading

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Corrupt politicians or targeted leaders? Queens Chronicle

The recent spate of arrests and criminal investigations involving public officials has ensnared a high percentage of minorities in the state Legislature, leading some in the community to ask if black and Hispanic lawmakers are being targeted. State Sen. James … Continue reading

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Tossing the bums: NY voters speak

My latest op-ed from Tuesday’s NY Post (09/18/2012) New York voters in both parties did some housecleaning last Thursday. In select state Senate and Assembly races, voters ousted those who violated their trust — by misusing public funds, or by … Continue reading

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Queens State Sen. Shirley Huntley and Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, saddled by legal troubles, tumble in Democratic primaries – NYDN

As the song says, “two out of three ain’t bad.” Voters in the Bronx and Queens ousted incumbent legislators, Naomi Rivera and Shirley Huntley, who were accused of nepotism and misuse of state funds. The third legislator who is under federal indictment, … Continue reading

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More loose threads: Councilman Ruben Wills and the case of the missing member item | Capital New York

Tug at a loose thread and everything starts to unravel. Such is the case of the investigation of State Senator Shirley Huntley and her dispensing of state grants to nonprofits controlled by relatives and staff. Chris Bragg reports that state … Continue reading

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