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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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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