public corruption

Prosecutor Describes Alleged Cash Bribes As Malcolm Smith Retrial OpensIn opening statements at Smith's corruption retrial, a prosecutor said the Queens Democrat paid bribes to get permission from Republican leaders to run on the GOP line.
Sources: Record As Prosecutor Might Not Help Ex-Brooklyn DA In Corruption ProbeA public corruption probe has snared former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes, and sources said his record as a prosecutor might not help him.
Gov. Cuomo Creates Panel To Investigate NY LegislatureThe committee, established under New York's anti-corruption Moreland Act, will have subpoena power and go after the influence of campaign contributions.