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Straight Outta Ethics

Photo editorial by Brian Alapatt One wag tweeted, “The LWA (Legislators With Attitude) follow up album was “Get Rich Or Die Trying.”

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SquarePegDem visits Live From The State Capital w/ Fred Dicker | Podcast

THIS PAST FRIDAY (01/30): A (POLITICAL) MUSICAL SELECTION. FORMER BRONX DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL BENJAMIN, ON LIKELY SILVER SUCCESSOR CARL HEASTIE [12:00 mark]. AND A LITTLE NOSTALGIA WITH FORMER RENSSELAER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARVIN HONIG, WHO I COVERED AS A REPORTER FOR … Continue reading

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Days Without a NYS Lawmaker Arrested/Indicted | PolHudson.lohudblogs.com

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Meet The Doctor At Center of the Silver Corruption Investigation

Via Capital New York – Scott Waldman and Laura Nahimas ALBANY—The federal corruption case against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rests in part on his alleged scheme with a doctor who referred asbestos cases to the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm … Continue reading

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Reblog: Morning Memo – Assembly Speaker Silver Arrest Imminent

Report: Silver to be Arrested on Corruption ChargesThe New York Times reports that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is expected to be arrested on corruption charges today in connection with an investigation into his outside income. The speaker’s attorney, Joel Cohen, … Continue reading

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Pichardo Wins 86AD By A Hair — Again

Unofficially, @BOENYC reports AM Victor Pichardo won #86AD Dem primary manual count by TWO votes over rival Hector Ramirez. The BOENYC will seek to certify the results at next Tuesday’s Commissioners meeting. The Supreme Court hearing has been moved from … Continue reading

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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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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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Beware tentacles of BerlinRosen | Red Hook Star-Revue

NYers are beginning to question the new political-industrial complex coming to dominate the intersection of politics, government and private enterprise. “We knew that BerlinRosen was involved in the mayor’s recent campaign, but in fact we are surprised at the vast … Continue reading

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79 AD Candidates Debate on BronxTalk TV

On Monday night,  BronxTalk host Gary Axlebank again did Bronx voters a public service by bringing together candidates for state assembly in the 79th AD which spans parts of Melrose, Morrisania, Crotona, Claremont and Concourse Village. Frontrunner (and Mister Moneybags) … Continue reading

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