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Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (credit: Facebook)

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro Avoids Jail Time For Government Cooperation

The judge focused on Castro’s four years as a government cooperator in which he wore a wire and brought down other crooked politicians.

09/11/2014

Former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran (Credit: NYC Council)

Former NYC Councilman Daniel Halloran Convicted Of Bribery

Halloran was found guilty Tuesday in a scheme to bribe Republican party leaders so state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.

07/29/2014

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

N.J. Doctor Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes From Lab, Faces Up To 5 Years In Prison

Prosecutors say Dr. Wayne Lajewski, 51, admitted to accepting bribes of $2,000 cash per month over a two year period in exchange for referring patient blood specimens to the Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Brooklyn DA's Office)

Brooklyn DA Dropping ‘Bogus’ Charges Against Sex Abuse Whistleblower

Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.

03/07/2014

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Removed From Office Following Conviction

Mack, 48, had fought to remain in office until his sentencing in May while also seeking to have his conviction thrown out. He was convicted Feb. 7 of bribery, fraud and extortion in a sting operation involving a bogus land development deal.

02/26/2014

Red Light Cameras BIG DL

N.J. State Lawmaker Demands Probe Of Red-Light Camera Vendor After Bribery Claims

A New Jersey state lawmaker called for an investigation Sunday, in the wake of a lawsuit alleging bribes to government officials in 13 different states by a red-light camera company.

02/09/2014

New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: New York State Assembly)

Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Convicted On All Counts In Corruption Trial

Stevenson faces up to 55 years in prison when he’s sentenced.

01/13/2014

City Council Member Dan Halloran

Queens Councilman Charged In Corruption Case Won’t Seek Re-Election

Councilman Daniel Halloran said Wednesday that he wouldn’t seek to keep his Queens seat in November’s election so he could focus on exonerating himself.

05/01/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back Scandals

The embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.

04/08/2013

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/)

N.Y. State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Arrested On Bribery Charges

“Watch your backs.” That is the warning from federal prosecutors to crooked New York politicians, after another one was arrested.

04/04/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sen. Malcolm Smith Arrested In Alleged Plot To Rig New York City Mayor’s Race

There were three distinct parts to this public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds — your tax dollars — paid the freight.

04/02/2013

Mayor Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed via Flickr)

Bloomberg Blames ‘Partisan Elections’ For Alleged Election-Rigging Plot

Mayor Bloomberg said he believes the opportunity for the kind of corruption alleged against the political leaders arose because political parties are part and parcel of New York City’s elections.

04/02/2013

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (credit: Mayor Tony Mack/Facebook)

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Indicted On Bribery, Extortion Charges

The charges stem from an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mack’s official actions and influence in the development of a parking garage on city-owned land, prosecutors said.

12/06/2012

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

Former Yonkers Councilwoman, GOP Party Leader Sentenced To Prison For Bribery And Extortion

Annabi was convicted in Manhattan federal court in March of accepting nearly $200,000 in bribes to change her vote on real estate deals, prosecutors successfully argued.

11/19/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

10/08/2012

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