Political Corruption

State Ethics Law Weak On Political Corruption
www.wgrz.com

Albany is immersed in another political scandal now. It involves Democrat State Senator Malcolm Smith, who's accused of bribery and Democrat Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who's been charged in a separate bribery scheme. So, with more corruption …

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Gov. Cuomo rightly lays down the law on political corruption
www.nydailynews.com

Declaring that he is striking while the iron is hot, Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday called for furnishing district attorneys with stronger corruption-fighting weapons. Will the Legislature, locus of the quid pro quos, dare refuse him? Only at its great peril …

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The root of Albany evil: Cuomo blames 'power' of entrenched leaders
www.nypost.com

Cuomo yesterday shifted blame for New York's political–corruption crisis to a “power establishment” that includes Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and other entrenched members of the state Legislature. During an interview with The Post's editorial board …

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Cuomo Proposes Empowering DA's to Help Fight Political Corruption
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Governor Cuomo and the state's district attorneys are pushing for laws to make it easier to prosecute bribery and public corruption cases, in the wake of recent scandals in Albany. The bills would make it easier for the state's DA's to prosecute cases …

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Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro officially leaving office after resignation in …
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Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro is officially clearing out his office today as federal officials attempt to clean up political corruption in New York. Castro announced his resignation last week as part of a bribery scheme involving his colleague, Bronx …

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Cuomo: Corruption “crisis” represents “opportunity” for reform
polhudson.lohudblogs.com

In a radio interview, Cuomo, the state's former attorney general, said he believes federal corruption laws are stronger than on the state level, making it difficult for district attorneys and state officials to ferret out political wrongdoing. The …

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Curbing Corruption in New York Politics
www.theepochtimes.com

8495: Larry Norden, deputy director of the Brennan Center for Justice, addresses the media on the steps of City Hall on April 3, 2013, in Manhattan, N.Y. Norden called for campaign finance reform to help curb political corruption. (Samira Bouaou/The …

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