Queens Councilman Ruben Wills Arrested In Corruption ProbeAn indictment unsealed in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday charges Wills, a Democrat, with a dozen crimes. They include scheme to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.
Once Powerful Brooklyn State Senator Indicted On New Corruption ChargesSampson 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.
Ex-Lawmaker Shirley Huntley Sentenced To More Than A Year In Prison In Fraud CaseThe 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.
Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe NamedMalcolm 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.
NY Leaders To Meet For State Budget TalksThursday's meeting will include the Democratic governor, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Republican leader Brian Kolb and Senate Democratic leader John Sampson.
NYS Ins. General: Widespread Democratic CorruptionIt could be a political game changer. A scathing report about corruption that stretches from Albany to Aqueduct has raised serious questions about New York lawmakers. Will it impact campaign 2010?