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Nov 3, 2015
Jury Hears Conflicting Portrayals of Sheldon Silver at Corruption Trial

Jury Hears Conflicting Portrayals of Sheldon Silver at Corruption Trial

Lawyers offered a federal jury on Tuesday two starkly different portrayals of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — one as a symbol of greed and corruption in Albany, the other as a respected politician who had a right... Read More

Nov 2, 2015
Jury Selection Underway in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

Jury Selection Underway in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

Jury selection has started in the corruption trial of a former New York Assembly speaker charged with accepting nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. Read More

Jul 30, 2015
Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Heading to Trial on Corruption Charges

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Heading to Trial on Corruption Charges

A former state Senate leader is set to go to trial this fall on charges he sold his office for the sake of his adult son. Read More

Jul 22, 2015
Leading New York Lawmaker Convicted of Lying to FBI

Leading New York Lawmaker Convicted of Lying to FBI

The No. 2 Republican in the New York Senate was convicted Wednesday of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son. Read More

Jul 1, 2015
Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe Plot

Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe Plot

Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. Read More

Jun 1, 2015
Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

The former leader of the New York Senate and his son have pleaded not guilty in a federal corruption case. Read More

May 29, 2015
Prosecutor Reviewing NY Pols' Travel Records After I-Team Report

Prosecutor Reviewing NY Pols' Travel Records After I-Team Report

A Long Island prosecutor says her office is examining the travel records of all state legislators from Nassau County following an NBC 4 New York I-Team report that one local senator is under investigation for double-billing... Read More

May 28, 2015
NY State Senator Probed Over Alleged $20K Car Bill to Taxpayers

NY State Senator Probed Over Alleged $20K Car Bill to Taxpayers

The Nassau County District Attorney's office has opened an investigation into whether a powerful local state senator improperly billed taxpayers for nearly $20,000 in car expenses, sources close to the probe tell NBC 4 New... Read More

May 28, 2015
Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Indicted on Corruption Charges

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Indicted on Corruption Charges

The former leader of the New York Senate and his son were indicted Thursday on conspiracy and extortion charges as prosecutors boosted the amount of money from $200,000 to $300,000 that they allege was illegally steered to... Read More

May 11, 2015
NY Senate Leader Quits Top Post After Corruption Arrest

NY Senate Leader Quits Top Post After Corruption Arrest

Republican Dean Skelos resigned from his position Monday as leader of the state Senate following his arrest on federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island lawmaker, Sen. John Flanagan. Read More

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