Before prosecutors dropped de Blasio investigation, key donor had pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy

Before prosecutors dropped de Blasio investigation, key donor had pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy

One week after Federal prosecutors ended their corruption investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign finance activities, it was revealed that Jona Rechnitz, a campaign supporter, had pleaded guilty to participating in a criminal conspiracy, including making "political contributions" ... "in exchange for official action."

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Judge Lobis rules against Mayor de Blasio, ordering release of "Agents of the City" e-mails

Judge Lobis rules against Mayor de Blasio, ordering release of "Agents of the City" e-mails

Mayor Bill de Blasio suffered a stinging legal defeat when a New York State Supreme Court justice ruled that the Mayor's Office must release "Agents of the City" e-mails pertaining to the unregistered lobbyist, Jonathan Rosen.

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DOJ mum about which U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with FBI on Russia-Trump investigation

DOJ mum about which U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with FBI on Russia-Trump investigation

After FBI Director James Comey confirmed that there is an existing investigation into alleged Russia-Trump ties, the U.S. Department of Justice is mum about which U.S. Attorney's Office is partnering with the FBI on the investigation.

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Federal Government spent most money at DOJ fighting FOIA Lawsuits in final Obama year : Report

Federal Government spent most money at DOJ fighting FOIA Lawsuits in final Obama year : Report

In the final year of the Obama administration, the Federal Government spent $36 million fighting lawsuits filed by makers of FOIA Requests, seeking to compel the Government to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.

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Attorney General Sessions requests that U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Obama must tender resignations

Attorney General Sessions requests that U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Obama must tender resignations

U.S. Attorney Jefferson Sessions has asked that the 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama must tender their resignations. It is not yet known if such a demand applies to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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WikiLeaks : We will work with tech companies to patch vulnerabilities before releasing further CIA hacking information

WikiLeaks : We will work with tech companies to patch vulnerabilities before releasing further CIA hacking information

In a news conference broadcast over the Periscope digital platform, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced that the transparency group would work with technology companies to patch vulnerabilities before releasing further information about the CIA's hacking tools.

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Judge Koeltl silent on request to have U.S. Attorney Bharara recuse himself from FOIA lawsuit

Judge Koeltl silent on request to have U.S. Attorney Bharara recuse himself from FOIA lawsuit

The Hon. U.S. District Court Judge John Koeltl has yet to respond to a letter request filed on Feb. 23 by the publisher of Progress Queens, asking that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recuse himself from FOIA litigation.

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Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

One day after names of candidates were floated to potentially replace U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, a news report highlighted White House efforts to dictate legal strategy to U.S. Attorney Capers in the first contentious Court case involving President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.

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Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of the New York City Housing Authority's apartment buildings were rated as being in "troubled" condition, according to inspection data published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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After Peralta joins IDC, the GOP-controlled State Senate it enables is about to enter immigration fray

After Peralta joins IDC, the GOP-controlled State Senate it enables is about to enter immigration fray

New York State Sen. Jose Peralta recently announced he was joining the Independent Democratic Conference, which enables the GOP to control the New York State Senate. A Republican State Senator has proposed a bill that may put at risk some undocumented New Yorkers.

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