Post Tagged with: "corruption"

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas. Photo Credit: Attorney General's Office

BREAKING: Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Indicted on Larceny Charges

Today, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was been indicted by a grand jury on larceny charges for allegedly stealing campaign funds and failing to disclose funds that he used for personal expenses. Back on March 12, then-Attorney General Eric T. […]

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas arrested on charges of allegedly stealing campaign funds and lying about money he diverted from his inaugural committee for personal benefit.

Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Arrested on Corruption, Campaign Fraud

Thomas Accused of Stealing Campaign Funds, Establishing a Slush Fund for Personal Use from His Inaugural Fund, and Falsely Filing Disclosure Reports with the State Board of Elections and Mount Vernon Board of Ethics MT. VERNON – Attorney General Eric […]

by · March 12, 2018 · Corruption Watch, Crime, News, Politics
Vernuccio’s View: Kremlin Corruption Sparks Outrage

Vernuccio’s View: Kremlin Corruption Sparks Outrage

In 1993, Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, who was a key figure in breaking up the USSR and who served as Russian president from 1991 to 1999, said that “Corruption in the organs of power and administration is literally eating away […]

by · March 29, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
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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 […]

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.

Op-Ed:The UN Ousted Me For Uncovering Corruption

Op-Ed:The UN Ousted Me For Uncovering Corruption

Something is Wrong at the UN: I Was Thrown Out on Feb 19 for Looking Into Corruption and Double Standards by Matthew Russell Lee, Esq. Something is wrong at the United Nations. As a journalist covering the UN for 10 […]

by · March 20, 2016 · Op Ed
In Their Own Words: Julio Pabon, Bronx Not For Sale

In Their Own Words: Julio Pabon, Bronx Not For Sale

The future of our community will be decided on February 23rd with the election for our next City Councilmember. More than just another City Council race, this race is a reflection of the national debate in the presidential race: money […]

by · February 21, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, Op Ed
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
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
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 […]

Opinion: Robert Siano, Independence and Strength to Clean Up The Bronx

Opinion: Robert Siano, Independence and Strength to Clean Up The Bronx

For as long as most of us can remember, the Bronx Democratic political machine has pulled the strings in the borough. Bronx voters expect to have their voices heard each November, but by then, it’s usually too late. By election […]

by · October 25, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Elections, Op Ed
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/