corruption

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

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

Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Panel Broadens Probe To Include Democrats

The panel confirmed Tuesday it has broadened its investigation to powerful Democrats after it was accused of focusing on Republicans and their allies.

10/15/2013

Assemblyman William F. Boyland. (credit: assembly.state.ny.us)

Brooklyn Assemblyman Boyland Backs Out of Plea Deal In Corruption Case

A New York state assemblyman charged in a corruption case has backed out of a scheduled guilty plea.

09/24/2013

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. (credit: Getty Images)

New York DAs Push For Revamped Fraud, Corruption Laws

The last comprehensive revision of the criminal law in New York State was 1965.

09/24/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: governor.ny.gov)

Cuomo Discusses Initiatives To Strip Corrupt Lawmakers Of Pensions

Stripping politicians convicted of corruption of their pensions is not easy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says, but initiatives are in place to change that.

09/18/2013

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

U.S. Attorney To Commission: Political Corruption Is Out Of Hand In N.Y. State

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told a new state commission Tuesday night that recent corruption in New York state politics infects state and local officials of both major parties, and has reached intolerable proportions.

09/17/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Creates Panel To Investigate NY Legislature

The committee, established under New York’s anti-corruption Moreland Act, will have subpoena power and go after the influence of campaign contributions.

07/02/2013

Former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. (credit: CBS 2)

Former New York State Sen. Pedro Espada Gets 5 Years In Prison

The once-influential politician was convicted previously in a separate case alleging he looted more than $500,000 from taxpayer-subsidized health clinics in the Bronx.

06/14/2013

Shirley Huntley with husband and friends leaving federal court after her sentencing, May 9, 2013. (Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Ex-Lawmaker Shirley Huntley Sentenced To More Than A Year In Prison In Fraud Case

The 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.

05/09/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe Named

Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/08/2013

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