Tag Archives: political corruption

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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NY Post EXCLUSIVE: Bx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera put son on payroll, too

After taking two weeks off from the Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera beat to cover to the  then-emerging ‘Gropez’ scandal and the two presidential national convention, the Post has returned with a vengeance. The Post’s intrepid Candice Giove writes: The Bronx assemblywoman with … Continue reading

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The Day: Vito Lopez Harassment Case Casts Shadow Over New Yorks Delegates – NYTimes.com

.Another greatly insightful and sly observation from clyde Haberman at the NY Times For voters and taxpayers, the ultimate question is whether this scandal changes the way Albany conducts business. Or does it keep doing the same old — livin’ … Continue reading

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Nonprofit nightmares

I thought you’d like to read “Nonprofit nightmares” at NYPOST.com. The new spate of political scandals in Albany highlights yet again the unseemly relations between pols and community nonprofits,which abound across the state. The charges against state Sen. Shirley Huntley center … Continue reading

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NY Post: State ethics panel now investigating Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera

From today’s NY Post: Soon, the only agency that won’t be investigating Naomi Rivera will be Interpol. The powerful State Joint Commission on Public Ethics yesterday joined the growing list of probers looking into claims that the Bronx assemblywoman put … Continue reading

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Naomi Rivera target of FBI investigation

According to the NY Post, Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera now has the feds after her. “The FBI is investigating claims that the scandal-scarred Bronx assemblywoman hired her unqualified then-lover to run her taxpayer-funded nonprofit, and used the charity as her personal … Continue reading

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State attorney general and Bronx district attorney launch probes into Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera – NYPOST.com

As expected law enforcement agencies are looking into allegations that Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera arranged jobs for former boyfriends in her legislative office and at a nonprofit she controlled. The NY Post reported: Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera is being investigated by both … Continue reading

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Andy King Declares His Candidacy to Replace Seabrook in a Special | Politicker

Within hours of former City Councilman Larry Seabrook’s conviction and removal from office, his chief rival from 2009, Andy King announced his candidacy for the November 6 special election declared by Mayor Bloomberg. Andy King, a former labor organizer with 1199SEIU, … Continue reading

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Councilman Seabrook of N.Y.C. Convicted in Corruption Case – NYTimes.com

The NY Times and other news outlets are reporting that Bronx City Councilman Larry Seabrook was convicted by a federal jury on 9 of 12 charges corruption charges. The first trial ended in a hung jury. City Councilman Larry B. … Continue reading

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Pedro Espada got blind justice – NYPOST.com

The conviction of disgraced former state Sen. Pedro Espada reminded me of the closing scene of “White Heat” — when James Cagney, standing atop a fiery tower, shouts, “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” In a warped sense, Espada … Continue reading

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