Conflicts of Interest Board fines Queens Public Administrator in latest controversy at county office

Conflicts of Interest Board fines Queens Public Administrator in latest controversy at county office

Lois Rosenblatt, the Queens County Public Administrator, was fined $3,000 by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for hiring and giving a salary increase to a woman, who became engaged to her son during her employment.

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Despite high number of Federal prosecutions of Queens officials, political influence over Courts remains unmoved

Despite high number of Federal prosecutions of Queens officials, political influence over Courts remains unmoved

Queens County was tied for second-highest in the number of public corruption prosecutions brought by Manhattan Federal prosecutors during the term of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. That scrutiny changed nothing about allegations of the political influence of the courts.

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Federal and Municipal prosecutors tight-lipped after exposé of Queens law firm

Federal and Municipal prosecutors tight-lipped after exposé of Queens law firm

The offices of Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown are keeping mum after an exposé raised questions about the influence of one politically-connected Queens law firm, Sweeney, Reich & Bolz, LLP.

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Documentary about activist Pauline Park reveals a personal tale that never strays far from politics

Documentary about activist Pauline Park reveals a personal tale that never strays far from politics

The LGBTQ activist Pauline Park, a Korean-born adoptee, is the subject of a short documentary, which focused on her search for information about her birth family. In portraying personal details about her life, the film never strayed far from politics.

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Having failed to make Rikers Island comply with civil rights settlement, de Blasio agrees to close jail complex

Having failed to make Rikers Island comply with civil rights settlement, de Blasio agrees to close jail complex

Following political pressure from a blue ribbon panel, from failures to make Rikers Island comply with a civil rights settlement, and a newly-announced primary challenger, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced that he was joining an agreement to close the troubled jail complex.

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de Blasio will consider options to override or negotiate COIB guidance of legal defense fund donation caps

de Blasio will consider options to override or negotiate COIB guidance of legal defense fund donation caps

Within hours of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board undermining Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans for a big money legal defense fund, the mayor announced he would consider changing the law to override the ethics panel

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