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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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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After no plea agreements were reached, Federal grand jury hands down Indictment in Buffalo Billion case

After no plea agreements were reached, Federal grand jury hands down Indictment in Buffalo Billion case

A Federal grand jury has handed down an Indictment against the eight co-Defendants, including former top gubernatorial aide Joseph Percoco, who were charged with corruption crimes that involved economic development programmes, including the Buffalo Billion project that has been a hallmark of the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Defendants in Buffalo Billion corruption case face Nov. 23 deadline for indictments ; plea negotiations possible

Defendants in Buffalo Billion corruption case face Nov. 23 deadline for indictments ; plea negotiations possible

Federal prosecutors face a deadline of 23 November to file indictments against the co-Defendants in the Buffalo Billion corruption case, and there is a possibility that the deadline may be extended due to possible plea negotiations.

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After report that Trump may replace Bharara, REBNY and trade union agree to 421-a revival plan

After report that Trump may replace Bharara, REBNY and trade union agree to 421-a revival plan

After it was reported that President-elect Donald Trump was considering a replacement for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Real Estate Board of New York and a trade union announced a compromise to revive the 421-a tax abatement program that appears patterned after a plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Gov. Cuomo in political crisis as former right hand man Percoco expected to be charged in Buffalo Billion probe

Gov. Cuomo in political crisis as former right hand man Percoco expected to be charged in Buffalo Billion probe

The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a "political crisis" after a report publicly predicted that his former top aide, Joseph Percoco, faced imminent Federal public corruption charges in connection with the governor's signature economic development program, the Buffalo Billion.

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Gov. Cuomo signs "McCarthyite" executive order banning state business with BDS supporters

Gov. Cuomo signs "McCarthyite" executive order banning state business with BDS supporters

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday signed an executive order seen as a McCarthyite relatiation against human rights activists in an effort to undermine the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the State of Israel.

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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to prison for 12 years

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to prison for 12 years

Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to prison for 12 years after having been found guilty in November of seven counts of Federal corruption charges.

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