Political corruption

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Concerned About Corruption

Voters diapproved, 54 percent to 35 percent, of the way Cuomo is handling ethics in government, the poll found.

03/19/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie outline an agreement on reforms to New York's ethics laws and rules March 18, 2015, at the Red Room in the state Capitol. (credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office)

Cuomo, Heastie Announce Ethics Reform Deal

The measure announced Wednesday would also require lawmakers to disclose all outside income over $1,000.

03/18/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

Schneiderman: Ban Outside Income For State Lawmakers

Cuomo has proposed strengthening outside income reporting but no outright ban.

03/17/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Senior Staff Has Not Been Contacted By Feds Investigating Corruption

New 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.

02/25/2015

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland in 2004 (credit: Getty Images)

Deliberations Begin In John Rowland Conspiracy Trial

Rowland, 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.

09/18/2014

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

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