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Sen. Malcolm Smith

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

City Council Member Dan Halloran

City Councilman Halloran Seeks To Have Bribery Charges Dropped

New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) wants bribery charges against him dismissed.

08/07/2013

Former St. Sen. Shirley Huntley/file (credit: Shirley Huntley/NY State Senate)

Lawmakers Taped In Corruption Probe Named

Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.

05/08/2013

Sen. John Sampson (credit: CBS 2)

State Sen. John Sampson Charged With Embezzlement, Lying To FBI

State Sen. John Sampson has been indicted on two counts embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the FBI, prosecutors announced Monday.

05/06/2013

City Council Member Dan Halloran

Queens Councilman Charged In Corruption Case Won’t Seek Re-Election

Councilman Daniel Halloran said Wednesday that he wouldn’t seek to keep his Queens seat in November’s election so he could focus on exonerating himself.

05/01/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Troubles Continue For Sen. Malcolm Smith — Hit With Alarming New Charge

Queens lawmaker Malcolm Smith is now accused in a complicated shake-down bribe scheme of trying to buy himself a new Senate leadership role.

04/23/2013

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin speaks to reporters on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Corruption Charges Could Mean Tax Hike In Spring Valley

The village is hiring outside law firms at $200 per hour to handle the subpoena requests for documents, e-mails, and other potential evidence.

04/11/2013

City Council Member Dan Halloran

Halloran Faces Investigation From Own City Council Colleagues

Already hit with criminal charges alleging that he took bribes in a federal corruption case, New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran (R-19th) is now facing an investigation by his own colleagues.

04/09/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images),  Governor Andrew Cuomo (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Mayor Bloomberg Tees Off, Hints Gov. Cuomo Partly To Blame For Albany Circus

It was the ultimate putdown of state lawmakers caught in the corruption spotlight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said they’re not qualified to get real jobs.

04/05/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other Advocates Call For Reform In Wake Of Lawmakers’ Arrests

State Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others were arrested Tuesday in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called “an unappetizing smorgasbord of greed” involving “six officials who together build a corridor of corruption.”

04/03/2013

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin speaks to reporters on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Spring Valley Mayor Says Don’t Prejudge Her

Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was charged Tuesday with mail fraud in a complaint centering on New York City politics.

04/03/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sen. Malcolm Smith Arrested In Alleged Plot To Rig New York City Mayor’s Race

There were three distinct parts to this public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds — your tax dollars — paid the freight.

04/02/2013

Rockaway Beach

Floodwaters Crash Onto Rockaway Beach As Sandy Rages

Rockaway Beach was on the list for areas of New York City deemed Zone A for evacuation purposes, and by Sunday night, Hurricane Sandy had sent the floodwaters rising.

10/28/2012

NBA lockout protest at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 23, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Nets, Knicks Season-Ticket Holders Call For Full Refunds

Fans and local business owners are calling on the NBA to get its act together.

11/23/2011

Handguns

New Yorkers March, Rally In Effort To Stop Gun Violence

The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.

02/27/2011

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