DIGEST : Halloran sentenced to 10 years in prison, Conflicts of Interest Board ruling, and NYCHA editorial

DIGEST :  Halloran sentenced to 10 years in prison, Conflicts of Interest Board ruling, and NYCHA editorial

DIGEST :   (i) Former Councilmember Daniel Halloran was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of corruption schemes ; (ii) John Bougiamas, a Queens GOP operative at the Board of Elections, was sanctioned by the Conflicts of Interest Board ; and (iii) EDITORIAL :  Councilmember Ritchie Torres :  A puppet on a string.

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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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Digest : Ongoing NYPD Controversies ; Senator Malcolm Smith trial update ; Assembly speaker race update

Digest :  Ongoing NYPD Controversies ; Senator Malcolm Smith trial update ; Assembly speaker race update

DIGEST : (i) Commissioner William Bratton creates a military battalion within NYPD ;  Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to discipline public defenders for appearing in a rap video even as City Hall has yet to introduce a mechanism to keep NYPD officers accountable for committing murder ; (ii) former New York State Senator Malcolm Smith's criminal trial should end soon ; and (iii) an update on race for a new State Assembly speaker.

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