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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Indignant, Speaker Sheldon Silver rejects calls for him to resign leadership post

Indignant, Speaker Sheldon Silver rejects calls for him to resign leadership post

"I am the speaker," New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said to reporters questioning whether he would step down from his leadership post following his arrest on federal corruption charges. 

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