New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has surrendered to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son.
Republican Dean Skelos told reporters that he has hired an attorney in response to the investigation but said he had no plans to step down.
The group and its associates conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone pills, valued at more than $1 million, authorities said.
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.
The charges are honest services mail fraud, honest services wire fraud and extortion under the color of his official duties.
A federal jury found Smith guilty on Thursday of all charges, including bribery conspiracy, wire fraud, use of interstate facilities to commit bribery, extortion and obstruction.
The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.
One day after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says now is the time for New Yorkers to demand more from politicians.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is vowing to clear his name after his arrest Thursday on conspiracy and bribery charges.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Cheng Le tried to acquire ricin over the “dark web,” an Internet marketplace where those peddling illicit goods can more easily hide their identities.
The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI are trying to determine what the Manhattan Democrat did for Goldberg & Iryami, which specializes in seeking real estate tax deductions.
Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.
Arthur Budovsky, 40, the Costa Rican founder of currency transfer and payment processing company Liberty Reserve, was extradited from Spain to the U.S. on Friday.
In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.
Bharara joked with reporters in Central Park that his proud mother was calling all the newspapers and asking them to put his name on the list.