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Congressman Michael Grimm speaks to the media prior to a meeting regarding the Sandy aid bill with Speaker of the House John Boehner on Jan. 2, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Ethics Committee Won’t Probe Rep. Grimm’s Threat On Reporter

The House Ethics Committee has decided to hold off on reviewing an incident in which U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) threatened to harm a New York news reporter in the U.S. Capitol.

06/25/2014

Former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Record As Prosecutor Might Not Help Ex-Brooklyn DA In Corruption Probe

A public corruption probe has snared former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes, and sources said his record as a prosecutor might not help him.

06/03/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY, 11th District) walks out of Brooklyn Federal Court after being indicted on 20 counts on April 28, 2014. .  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

House Ethics Committee Puts Aside Probe Of Rep. Grimm So DOJ Can Proceed

The House Ethics Committee has decided to put a probe of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), so the Department of Justice can proceed with its own investigation.

05/23/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a news conference in Albany on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Would Welcome Ethics Probe Into Payout Approval

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said that he would welcome an ethics probe into his approval of a secret payout of tax money that was used to settle a sexual harassment case.

08/29/2012

Jury Convicts 3 Wall Street Traders In Hedge Fund Trial

Three stock traders have been convicted in the second federal trial stemming from a massive probe of insider trading at hedge funds.

06/13/2011

Insider Trading Graphic (credit: AP)

Insider Trading Probe Yields Guilty Plea In NYC

Don Chu entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan. He is among 13 people charged so far in a probe of those in the securities industry who give out inside information instead of legitimate research.

06/08/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Legislature Can Veto Probes Under New Ethics Deal

The new ethics law agreement in scandal-scarred Albany includes a provision that would allow the Legislature to veto investigations of its own members within the same party. Good-government groups, however, said the overall proposal is still potentially a vast improvement.

06/07/2011

Gavel (credit: CBS 2)

Closing Arguments Start In NYC Insider Trading Trial

The arguments were expected to last all day Wednesday. They’ll include the replaying of some of the hundreds of taped phone conversations made by the government.

06/01/2011

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

DA: Dozens Of Guilty Pleas So Far In NYC Taxi Scam

The Manhattan district attorney’s office compiled the numbers after the latest guilty plea from a driver. More than a dozen other cases remain open.

02/01/2011

Andrew Cuomo (credit: CBS 2)

FedEx Sues Cuomo To Stop Fraud Probe

FedEx has sued New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to stop his fraud probe into the speedy package carrier.

08/25/2010