Tag Archives: Preet Bharara

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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BATTLE IN THE BOOGIE DOWN: Challengers Eye Scandal-Plagued Bronx Assemblyman | Politicker

This column was originally published on January 6, 2014. Former Assemblyman Stevenson’s federal corruption began that day. A week later, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all four charges. Under NYS law, Mr. Stevenson was immediately expelled from office. … Continue reading

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‘Bribe pol’ Stevenson happy with jury selection | New York Post

Embattled Bronx pol Eric Stevenson now thinks he can get a fair trial. Continue reading

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Feds target corrupt politicians’ pensions | New York Post

“With today’s actions, we aim to prevent corrupt elected officials from continuing to benefit from pensions paid for by the very people they betrayed in office,” Bharara said. Continue reading

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Michael Benjamin calls for an end to member items to clean up Albany | City & State

  Florence + the Machine’s hit song “Dog Days Are Over” seems an apt soundtrack for the hidden and unspoken abuses afflicting Albany. The dog days are over/The dog days are done The horses are coming/So you better run. The … Continue reading

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Lipsky’s Cooperation With Authorities Prompts Unease – NYTimes.com

Now that word has leaked that convicted former lobbyist Richard Lipsky is cooperating with federal authorities in hopes of reducing his jail sentence, “no-good” elected officials wringing their hands, looking over their shoulders, and treating their cellphones like “live” grenades. … Continue reading

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Feds Seek Bail Revocation For Espada — Updated 3X

The sorry saga of disgraced former state senator Pedro Espada continues with the latest episode posted on the State of Politics blog today. Unfortunately, the good work of Dr. Neil Calman and the Institute for Urban Family Health was caught … 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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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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