corruption

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Trial Date Set For Indicted Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

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.

04/28/2015

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos speaks to members of the media following a conference with republican senators on June 17, 2011, in Albany, New York. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos Not Resigning Amid Federal Investigation

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.

04/23/2015

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos speaks to members of the media following a conference with republican senators on June 17, 2011, in Albany, New York. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Sources: N.Y. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Son Investigated After Allegations Of Corruption

“I have and will continue to cooperate with any inquiry,” Skelos said in a statement Thursday.

04/16/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a press conference on April 1, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Half Of New Jersey Voters Want Sen. Robert Menendez To Resign

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.

04/16/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez and attorney Abbe Lowell, left, arrive at federal court in Newark on April 2, 2015. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

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.

04/02/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez Calls Indictment ‘False Allegations;’ Says He ‘Will Not Be Silenced’

Menendez had been under investigation for his relationship with South Florida eye doctor and top campaign donor Salomon Melgen.

04/01/2015

People walk out of the Manhattan Supreme Court building. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Crackdown Coming On Alleged Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

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.

02/09/2015

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Malcolm Smith Found Guilty In 2013 NYC Mayoral Election Bribery Scheme

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.

02/05/2015

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

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