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Op-Ed: CLOUD OF CORRUPTION RISES AGAIN OVER ALBANY

THE CLOUD OF CORRUPTION RISES AGAIN Assembly Republican Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) Federal charges are being levied against top Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco, the influential head of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Alain Kaloyeros, and others for a series of […]

by · September 25, 2016 · Corruption Watch, Government, Op Ed, Politics
Disgraced Pol’s Appeal Denied By Appeals Court — Pensions May Be Seized

Disgraced Pol’s Appeal Denied By Appeals Court — Pensions May Be Seized

Today, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit denied disgraced former Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson’s appeal of his federal trial judge’s order seizing his pension contributions assets that can be used to pay his $22,000 restitution penalty. Second Circuit […]

De Blasio’s Watergate Moment 

De Blasio’s Watergate Moment 

From the mind of blogger, Gary Tilzer, @unitedNYblogs 

Photo Op-ed: The Two Faces Melissa Mark-Viverito 

Photo Op-ed: The Two Faces Melissa Mark-Viverito 

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito tries to have both ways as she assists the Rivington deed cover up as she criticizes it.

Photo Op-ed: Two Mayors Leave Town During Corruption Scandals That Threaten Arrests 

Photo Op-ed: Two Mayors Leave Town During Corruption Scandals That Threaten Arrests 

Mayor de Blasio is flying for a week-long vacation in Rome while his administration is being probed by several prosecutors amid questionable campaign fundraising and “pay-to-play” allegations.

New York FBI agents  removing boxes of evidence from the Morris Park residence of Norman Seabrook, who was arrested this morning.  [via www.newyorkcityinformer.com]

UPDATED: NYC Corrections union head arrested in corruption probe | NY Post

Correction Officers’ union chief Norman Seabrook was busted by the feds Wednesday morning on corruption charges.

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WYSK: IS ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN INVESTIGATING HIMSELF? 

Alongside the Judge’s signature on this Order that permitted the sale of the property was the stamped endorsement and consent of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. 

Corrupt Pols Collect Pensions. Taxpayers Left Holding The Bag

Corrupt Pols Collect Pensions. Taxpayers Left Holding The Bag

NO PENSION FORFEITURE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO HARD WORKING NEW YORK TAXPAYERS Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) Convicted former legislative leaders Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos will collect New York taxpayer money to the tune […]

OPINION: Skelos’ Conviction Must Be Followed by Major Reforms in Albany

OPINION: Skelos’ Conviction Must Be Followed by Major Reforms in Albany

Skelos’ Conviction Must Be Followed by Major Reforms in Albany Today former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was found guilty on charges of public corruption, less than two weeks after his longtime colleague, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, […]

by · December 13, 2015 · Corruption Watch, Op Ed, Politics
Photo Op-Ed: Shock As Assemblyman Is Hired By Hilltop Lobbyists

Photo Op-Ed: Shock As Assemblyman Is Hired By Hilltop Lobbyists

Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake says his work with Hilltop Public Solutions would be entirely on “projects that are national and international in focus,” and which are “predominantly political” campaigns, and would not be consulting for any clients with business before […]

Skelos and Son Convicted On All Corruption Counts

Skelos and Son Convicted On All Corruption Counts

Ex-State Senate leader Skelos and his son found guilty at corruption trial Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, were convicted on all counts Friday for shaking down more than $300,000 in payoffs by trading on […]

by · December 12, 2015 · Corruption Watch, Crime, News, Politics
Bronx Lawmaker Joining National PR Consulting Firm

Bronx Lawmaker Joining National PR Consulting Firm

South Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake Joins Hilltop Public Solutions The political establishment in the Bronx and Albany is agog at journalist Mike Allen’s POLITICO Playbook item reporting that South Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake is joining Hilltop Public Solutions. Hilltop is […]

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Opinion: De Blasio’s Centralized Power

Real Fight for NY: Jane Jacobs Decentralization vs de Blasio Centralized Control By Gary Tilzer It wasn’t enough for decision-makers to have knowledge of programs and services, “they must understand, and understand thoroughly, specific places,” Jane Jacobs wrote. And that […]

CorruptionWatch: Is Politics In New York ‘All About The Effing Money’?

CorruptionWatch: Is Politics In New York ‘All About The Effing Money’?

Political blogger and TBC contributor Gary Tilzer says that this NY Post front page sums up the upcoming trials of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos—and political corruption in general. He cites disgraced […]

Photo op-ed: How Bronx Pols Protect Themselves

Photo op-ed: How Bronx Pols Protect Themselves

How Corrupt Bronx Pols Protect Themselves From Prosecution Another photo op-ed from contributor Gary Tilzer (@unitednyblogs) http://truenewsfromchangenyc.blogspot.com/