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Ex-NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Convicted of Extortion
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Ex-NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Convicted of Extortion

A former state Senate leader and his son were convicted Friday of federal extortion charges, marking the second time in a month that one of Albany's most powerful politicians was run out office following a case that put the... Read More

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
Deliberations Begin in Dean Skelos Corruption Trial

Deliberations Begin in Dean Skelos Corruption Trial

Deliberations have begun in the federal corruption trial of former state Senate leader Dean Skelos. Read More

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015
Ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos Never Sold Office: Lawyer

Ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos Never Sold Office: Lawyer

A defense attorney has told a jury at the corruption trial of former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his adult son that the once-powerful lawmaker never sold his office. Read More

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
Prosecutor: Ex-NY Senate Leader Bullied Companies

Prosecutor: Ex-NY Senate Leader Bullied Companies

Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos used his office to "strong arm" three businesses into giving his adult son $300,000 in fees and benefits in an extortion scheme that unraveled after investigators secretly recorded... Read More

Friday, Dec 4, 2015
NY Lawmakers Vow to Nix Pensions of Corrupt Politicians

NY Lawmakers Vow to Nix Pensions of Corrupt Politicians

New York lawmakers say they'll keep working on efforts to revoke pensions of corrupt politicians after news that ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver could receive as much as $100,000 despite a conviction for taking $4 million in kickbacks. Read More

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Conviction of Sheldon Silver Sends NY Politics Into Turmoil

Conviction of Sheldon Silver Sends NY Politics Into Turmoil

The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of... Read More

Monday, Nov 30, 2015
Sheldon Silver Convicted in Federal Corruption Trial

Sheldon Silver Convicted in Federal Corruption Trial

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal. Read More

Monday, Nov 23, 2015
Sheldon Silver Raked in Millions in Bribes: Prosecutor

Sheldon Silver Raked in Millions in Bribes: Prosecutor

Motivated by greed, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver devised schemes to collect millions of dollars in kickbacks in exchange for using his office to support a cancer researcher and real estate developers, a federal prosecutor... Read More

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Ex-NY Speaker Never Said He Got Cut of Legal Fees: Developer

Ex-NY Speaker Never Said He Got Cut of Legal Fees: Developer

A real estate developer has testified he was kept in the dark about the fact that former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was collecting a cut of legal fees from his firm. Read More

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015
Ex-NY Senate Leader Extorted Bribes to Enrich Son: Prosecutor

Ex-NY Senate Leader Extorted Bribes to Enrich Son: Prosecutor

One of the state's most powerful politicians badgered companies reliant upon his legislative support to funnel more than $300,000 to his son, a prosecutor told a jury at the start of a corruption trial Tuesday as defense lawyers... Read More

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