There was an unusual plea for leniency Thursday from a former Brooklyn senator being sentenced on corruption charges. Carl Kruger said he may have taken bribes, but he’s not as corrupt as other Albany politicians. The judge, as it turned out, didn’t agree.
A major bust has resulted in more than a dozen doctors being charged with taking cash payments in exchange for patient referrals.
Officials announced the unsealing of a complaint charging Ryan N. Hermon with “bribery and conspiracy to solicit more than $250,000 in exchange for performing official acts for the bribe payers.”
A state lawmaker who was acquitted earlier this month in a bribery case has been arrested on new corruption charges.
A top official in New York City’s Housing Department faces a host of charges for allegedly being involved in a kickback scheme.
The 65-year-old was arrested on bribery and official misconduct charges last week.
Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joe Spicuzzo was arrested on Monday, accused of selling jobs and promotions at the sheriff’s office for up to $25,000 each, authorities said.
Smith embraced his attorneys as the verdict was read in Newark federal court. Prosecutors accused him of taking $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer.
Prosecutors said Smith took $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer in exchange for help with building projects in Smith’s Hudson County district.
L. Harvey Smith was charged with extortion, bribery and money laundering in the state’s largest corruption sting.
Prosecutors were making their summations in Newark federal court. They called one rebuttal witness earlier Tuesday from the Election Law Enforcement Commission, which tracks campaign donations.
The prosecution was expected to call Assemblyman John Wisniewski. He heads the Democratic State Committee and is chairman of the Assembly transportation committee.
The developer was undercover government informant Solomon Dwek, who secretly taped meetings with Smith and other public officials.
L. Harvey Smith has pleaded not guilty to several extortion, bribery and money laundering counts.
L. Harvey Smith was accused of taking $15,000 from a government informant after promising he would help with environmental permits for the informant’s building project in Jersey City.