corruption

Former New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook (Credit: New York City Council)

Judge Testifies In Hearing For New Corruption Trial For Ex-Councilman

A federal judge made a rare appearance Tuesday as a witness in a former New York City councilman’s bid for a new trial.

11/19/2014

'Resist Rikers Rally' (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Call For Reform At ‘Resist Rikers Rally’

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.

11/08/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Poll: Most Think Corruption Is Big Problem In Albany

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.

08/11/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo May Face Federal Probe For Office’s Involvement With Moreland Commission

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.

07/31/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Can’t Shake Questions About Moreland Commission

Meanwhile, Rob Astorino is demanding to know what the panel found and where the evidence has gone.

07/30/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Astorino Takes Heat For ‘Mafia’ Comment About Cuomo Administration

Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino was taken to task Monday for a quote that seemed to compare Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a “mafia boss.”

07/28/2014

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Defends Handling Of Corruption Panel

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.

07/28/2014

NYPD (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Feds: NYPD Officer Gave Out Driver’s License Info To Use Fraudulently

Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a New York City Police officer on charges of fraud and identity theft, after he allegedly gave out other people’s driver’s license information to use falsely.

05/27/2014

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack

Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Gets 4 Years, 10 Months For Corruption

The former mayor of the capital city of New Jersey was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Thursday after being convicted on corruption charges.

05/15/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney Blasts Gov. Cuomo’s Decision To Shut Down Anti-Corruption Commission

Preet Bharara’s office will move aggressively to complete the Moreland Commission’s “important and unfinished work” investigating New York political corruption, he said.

04/10/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

New York Corruption Commission’s Run Coming To A Close

The special commission appointed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate political corruption in New York is quietly winding down this week.

04/09/2014

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

State Sen. John Sampson (credit: nysenate.gov)

Once Powerful Brooklyn State Senator Indicted On New Corruption Charges

Sampson is accused of lying to the FBI about getting a staff member to take action that would benefit a local liquor store. He was a secret partner in the Brooklyn liquor store, according to prosecutors.

02/03/2014

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

Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice

New York Anti-Corruption Commission Grills Board Of Elections Officials

New York’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption pointedly critiqued the agency at a Manhattan hearing.

10/28/2013

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