U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April.
A prosecutor alleged in opening statements Tuesday that the deputy majority leader of the New York Senate lied repeatedly to FBI agents, in order to cover up that he arranged a high-paying job for his son with a politically connected law firm.
A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.
Republican Dean Skelos told reporters that he has hired an attorney in response to the investigation but said he had no plans to step down.
“I have and will continue to cooperate with any inquiry,” Skelos said in a statement Thursday.
A new poll finds that just over half of New Jersey’s voters think U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez should resign from office after being indicted on corruption charges.
Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
Menendez had been under investigation for his relationship with South Florida eye doctor and top campaign donor Salomon Melgen.
In what has been described as one of the biggest corruption crackdowns in years, city investigators and local prosecutors plan to issue bribery charges against charge 50 building inspectors and contractors, according to a published report.
A federal jury found Smith guilty on Thursday of all charges, including bribery conspiracy, wire fraud, use of interstate facilities to commit bribery, extortion and obstruction.
A federal judge made a rare appearance Tuesday as a witness in a former New York City councilman’s bid for a new trial.
Despite a recent change by the city that no longer allows solitary confinement for juveniles, Funkhouser and other activists believe no youths should be jailed at Rikers and that the practice should be banned for all inmates.
A new poll released Monday indicated that most New York state voters believe corruption is a serious problem in Albany, but most are unfamiliar with the anti-corruption commission the governor shuttered in April.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has reportedly warned Cuomo about having contact with former members of the now-defunct Moreland Commission after some voiced their support for the governor’s handling of the anti-corruption panel.
Meanwhile, Rob Astorino is demanding to know what the panel found and where the evidence has gone.