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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As 5-day extender expires, outer doors to Gov. Cuomo's office are locked due to tenant protesters

As 5-day extender expires, outer doors to Gov. Cuomo's office are locked due to tenant protesters

As negotiations continued between Albany's three men in a room, tenant activists seeking a renewal or strengthening of rent laws demonstrated outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, triggering a temporary lock-down of the office's outer doors. 

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As Cuomo negotiates ethics reforms, Albany proposals ignore warnings of former JCOPE commissioner Ravi Batra

As Cuomo negotiates ethics reforms, Albany proposals ignore warnings of former JCOPE commissioner Ravi Batra

As the "Three Men In A Room" negotiate ethics reforms up in Albany, Ravi Batra, a former JCOPE commissioner, said Albany wrongly refuses to grant ethics regulators the independence they need.

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DIGEST : Senator Malcolm Smith found guilty ; Change in Queens Assembly delegation leadership

DIGEST :  Senator Malcolm Smith found guilty ; Change in Queens Assembly delegation leadership

DIGEST :  (i) Former State Senator Malcolm Smith and Queens GOP operative Vincent Tabone were found guilty of federal corruption charges ; and (ii) Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie removed Assemblymember William Scarborough as Small Business Committee chair.

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