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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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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Bharara ends probe into meddling and closure of Moreland Commission with no charges for Cuomo

Bharara ends probe into meddling and closure of Moreland Commission with no charges for Cuomo

In a rare public statement, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara acknowledged the closing of the Federal corruption probe of the Cuomo administration over allegations of interfering with the Moreland Commission, and, later, for possible obstruction of justice.

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State legislature agrees to five-day rent laws extender

State legislature agrees to five-day rent laws extender

The New York State Senate ended the impasse over rent laws by passing a five-day extender, allowing state legislators to take the week-end off, before returning on Tuesday to resume negotiations on a permanent bill.

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Will Preet Bharara prevent voters from being disenfranchised by costly $1 billion 421-a renewal ?

Will Preet Bharara prevent voters from being disenfranchised by costly $1 billion 421-a renewal ?

As the real estate industry demands that Albany renew the $1 billion 421-a tax abatement program, will U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara act this week to ensure that corruption won’t influence state legislation ?

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After accepting contributions from Glenwood, Assemblymember Braunstein is mum on 421-a

After accepting contributions from Glenwood, Assemblymember Braunstein is mum on 421-a

Assemblymember Edward Braunstein has accepted over $38,000 in campaign contributions from the controversial owner of Glenwood Management, a real estate developer at the nexus of the 421-a corruption cases up in Albany.

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