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Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk DA Tom Spota Not Offended FBI Is Handling Corruption Investigation

Sheriff’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.

08/13/2014

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

Judge Declares Mistrial In Malcolm Smith Corruption Case

The mistrial covers Smith and Queens Republican leader Vincent Tabone. Former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran trial will continue.

06/17/2014

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

Mistrial Motion Weighed In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

The judge said that if enough jurors agree to serve through the delay — another two weeks — the White Plains trial can go on.

06/16/2014

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

Newly Disclosed Tapes Could Stop Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Defense 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.

06/13/2014

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

WCBS 880: Jurors Watch Video Of Undercover Agents Discussing Alleged Bribe Scheme With Malcolm Smith

Smith 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.

06/11/2014

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

Jury Listens To Taped Conversations In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

The jury in the trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith will have to figure out the difference between a bribe and a campaign contribution.

06/09/2014

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

Prosecutor In Corruption Trial: State Sen. Malcolm Smith Betrayed Constituents

New 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.

06/04/2014

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

Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial Set To Begin Amid State Senator’s Re-Election Bid

State Sen. Malcolm Smith is accused of trying to bribe his way onto the ballot says.

06/01/2014

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

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

Jury In John Haggerty Case Asks Who Victim Is; Judge Says Bloomberg

The jury’s latest question reveals confusion as they try to sort through the political wheeling and dealing that left Bloomberg’s re-election campaign out $1.1 million in the mayor’s own money.

10/20/2011

Jury Gets Case Of Political Consultant Accused Of Stealing From Bloomberg Campaign

Put simply, prosecutors say John Haggerty stole money from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

10/19/2011

Aqueduct Racetrack - Queens, NY - File Photo

NYS Ins. General: Widespread Democratic Corruption

It 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?

10/22/2010