Political corruption

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Concerned About CorruptionVoters diapproved, 54 percent to 35 percent, of the way Cuomo is handling ethics in government, the poll found.
Cuomo, Heastie Announce Ethics Reform DealThe measure announced Wednesday would also require lawmakers to disclose all outside income over $1,000.
Schneiderman: Ban Outside Income For State LawmakersCuomo has proposed strengthening outside income reporting but no outright ban.
Cuomo: Senior Staff Has Not Been Contacted By Feds Investigating CorruptionNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, and nor has his senior staff.
Deliberations Begin In John Rowland Conspiracy TrialRowland, who served 10 months in federal prison a decade ago for taking illegal gifts while in office, faces seven counts this time, including obstruction of justice, conspiracy to violate election law and falsifying records.
Suffolk DA Tom Spota Not Offended FBI Is Handling Corruption InvestigationSheriff's Lt. Ed Walsh, who is also chairman of Suffolk's Conservative Party, is accused of taking more than $50,000 in overtime pay for hours he didn't work.
Judge Declares Mistrial In Malcolm Smith Corruption CaseThe mistrial covers Smith and Queens Republican leader Vincent Tabone. Former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran trial will continue.
Mistrial Motion Weighed In Malcolm Smith Corruption TrialThe judge said that if enough jurors agree to serve through the delay -- another two weeks -- the White Plains trial can go on.
Newly Disclosed Tapes Could Stop Malcolm Smith Corruption TrialDefense attorneys argued Friday that the trial must be halted because more than 90 hours of secret recordings -- including 28 hours in Yiddish -- had been withheld by prosecutors until this week.
WCBS 880: Jurors Watch Video Of Undercover Agents Discussing Alleged Bribe Scheme With Malcolm SmithSmith allegedly paid off former City Councilman Daniel Halloran and top Republican Party bosses, believing running on the GOP line would help his chances at winning City Hall.
Jury Listens To Taped Conversations In Malcolm Smith Corruption TrialThe jury in the trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith will have to figure out the difference between a bribe and a campaign contribution.
Prosecutor In Corruption Trial: State Sen. Malcolm Smith Betrayed ConstituentsNew York state Sen. Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City's mayoral ballot, a federal prosecutor charged Wednesday.