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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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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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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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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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Lew’s View: Governor Cuomo’s Report Card | WNYW-TV CH 5

WNYW VP Lew Leonie scores NY Gov Cuomo on his “leadership by committee.” Continue reading

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Brooklyn agency fits description of mystery nonprofit in Moreland probe | New York Post

I don’t see proof that state legislators are corrupt or benefited from any alleged corruption. Continue reading

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New Watchdog? | Capital NY Morning Briefing

Moreland panel might recommend a new entity to investigate election law complaints. Continue reading

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Moreland Co-Chair says he’s okay with public financing for campaigns | Syracuse.com

Last week, during a radio interview Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick, co-chair of the Moreland Commission, said that he now favors public financing for political campaigns. Fitzpatrick also revealed that the Moreland Commission’s investigations have uncovered criminality in campaign financing. … Continue reading

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The Drumbeat | Capital Tonight Morning Memo

[Silver] can withstand public criticism to a point, but the real test — as it has always been — is whether the growing headaches begin to infect rank-and-file members. Continue reading

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