Tag: Bribery and Kickbacks

‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the State Assembly who rose to become one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for his conviction on federal corruption charges. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had served as speaker for more than two decades, and […]

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Guilty, Again: Dean Skelos, Former Senate Leader, Is Convicted of Corruption in Retrial

Dean G. Skelos, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York State, was found guilty of bribery, extortion and conspiracy on Tuesday, marking the fourth time in five months that a major federal case targeting corruption in Albany has ended in a conviction. The jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan deliberated […]

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Architect of Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion Project Is Convicted in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Alain E. Kaloyeros, a principal architect of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature economic development initiative, known as the Buffalo Billion, was convicted on Thursday in a bid-rigging scheme that steered hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts to favored companies in Buffalo and Syracuse. Dr. Kaloyeros, 62, was found guilty of wire fraud and […]

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In Corruption Retrial, Dean Skelos Takes Stand in Own Defense

Indeed, much of Mr. Skelos’s roughly 90 minutes of testimony centered around how he had been brought up and how he had brought up his son. Defense lawyers, speaking to the judge before the jury was brought in, made their aim clear: They said Mr. Skelos’s personal history, his son’s troubled past and the two […]

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Millions in Bribes Go Unpunished in Mexico as Election Nears

Since then, the case has made few advances, with even basic information requests languishing for months, according to two other people who have reviewed the latest case files. But the stronger investigation in Mexico, begun early last year by the attorney general’s office, amassed enough evidence months ago to charge suspects, according to three individuals […]

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Mel Weinberg, 93, the F.B.I.’s Lure in the Abscam Sting, Dies

Mr. Weinberg joined the Navy in 1942 and was a Seabee in the Pacific in World War II. After the war, he went to work in his father’s store, which sold plate glass. He drummed up business by smashing or acid-staining nearby store windows. He married Mary O’Connor in 1944. The marriage ended in divorce […]

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