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A sign from the Department of Environmental Protection hangs near the polluted Gowanus Canal on June 2, 2009 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Authorities: City DEP Employees Carried On Bribery Scheme For Years

Three former New York City Department of Environmental Protection employees, and a contractor from Houston, have been charged in an alleged bribery scheme that authorities say went on for decades.

10/30/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Rev. Sharpton Defends De Blasio Aide, Rachel Noerdlinger

Rev. Al Sharpton offered an impassioned defense of his former aide whose prominent role at City Hall has come under intense scrutiny, claiming that the criticism has been fueled by a movement to curb his own influence with Mayor de Blasio.

10/11/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

PBA President Concerned About How Investigation Into De Blasio Aide Has Been Handled

Lynch is asking why those working in City Hall are not being held to the same standard.

10/10/2014

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2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

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Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For Prosecution

Investigators on Monday searched about 75 locations at Rikers Island Monday for drugs, contraband and weapons as part of a probe into violence and other criminality.

06/23/2014

Former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Record As Prosecutor Might Not Help Ex-Brooklyn DA In Corruption Probe

A public corruption probe has snared former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes, and sources said his record as a prosecutor might not help him.

06/03/2014

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Former Brooklyn DA Hynes Accused In Report Of Misusing Funds For Campaign

A probe by the city Department of Investigation has concluded that former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles misused assets seized from criminal defendants to pay a consultant who working on his campaign.

06/02/2014

A voter works up his ballot on Nov. 5, 2013 in Morningside Heights. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

DOI To Board Of Elections: Get Dead People Off Voter Rolls

The New York City Board of Elections has its work cut out for it, as the city Department of Investigations has asked the board to purge the dead and other ineligible voters from its rolls.

12/30/2013

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Bloomberg Appoints DOI Commissioner Hearn To Head Up Campaign Finance Board

On his penultimate day in office Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announce3d outgoing City Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn will take over as chair of the city Campaign Finance Board.

12/30/2013

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DOI: Human Error Caused Delayed Response In UWS Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

Ariel Russo was walking with her grandmother Katia Gutierez on June 4 when authorities said the SUV of a teenage driver being chased by police jumped the curb on Amsterdam Avenue.

12/19/2013

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Investigators: Consultant Distributed Phony Restaurant Grading Certificates

A restaurant consultant got an “A” for effort, but investigators said that he got an “F” for his attempt to pull off an alleged restaurant grading scam.

09/26/2013

Suzanne Hart was killed in an elevator accident. (Credit: Facebook)

City Finds ‘Safety Protocols Ignored’ In Deadly Elevator Accident At Y&R Building

According to a report released Monday, an important elevator safety mechanism was apparently turned off when Suzanne Hart was crushed to death trying to take the lift to her office.

02/27/2012

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EMT Accused Of Stealing During Undercover DOI Integrity Test

Donald Vasquez was arrested on charges of stealing $280 dollars, according to a statement released by the Department of Investigation.

12/13/2011

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Investigation Finds NYC Cab Drivers Charging Proper Rates

Officials said the test was conducted this month, a year after overbilling allegations led to criminal charges against dozens of cabbies.

08/18/2011

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Fugitive Cab Driver Accused In Overcharging Scheme Extradited From Mo. To NYC

Wasim Cheema is accused of charging 2,500 riders twice what they should have paid. That’s why he’s been extradited to New York from Kansas City, Missouri.

05/11/2011

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