Tag: corruption

Court overturns Silver’s corruption conviction, U.S. attorney says he will re-try case
Politics

Court overturns Silver’s corruption conviction, U.S. attorney says he will re-try case

A federal appeals court has overturned former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction because of incorrect jury instructions. The United States Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit in Manhattan concluded that “erroneous” jury instructions were given by the judge in Silver’s 2015 trial. The court cited a […]

In wake of Nassau County corruption case, bill would ban IDA consulting by local officials
Policy

In wake of Nassau County corruption case, bill would ban IDA consulting by local officials

Senator Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Beach, has introduced legislation that prohibits state and local government authorities from paying elected officials for legal or consulting work with an Industrial Development Agency or economic assistance corporation. The bill seeks to end elected officials using their positions to “enrich themselves at the expense of […]