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Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

Feds Open Criminal Probe Into City's Snow Removal Efforts

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into allegations that city sanitation workers conspired to slow down clean-up efforts after the snow storm.

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Storm Clean-Up Will Slow Trash Pick-Up For a Week

Monday, January 03, 2011

New Yorkers will have to wait another week for normal garbage service to resume, but all neighborhoods will get at least one trash pick-up by Friday, the city's sanitation commissioner said today.

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Homeward Bound New Yorkers Stranded For Days After Blizzard

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New York area airports are slowly groaning back to life after the blizzard. But New Yorkers trying to get home will still be stranded all over the country for days.  

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Espada and Son Plead Not Guilty

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada and his son Pedro Gautier Espada have pleaded not guilty to charges that they stole more than half a million dollars from a non-profit healthcare network they run in the Bronx.

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Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Indicted

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has charged outgoing state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada and his son with embezzling more than half a million dollars from health care clinics...

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After Months on Unpaid Leave, Governor's Aide Officially Terminated as Employee

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The aide to Governor Paterson whose domestic violence incident embroiled Paterson's administration in controversy has been let go. David Johnson was officially terminated as an employee of Governor Paterson's administration on November 19th.  He had been on unpaid leave since February 25th.

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Trial for Rapper Ja Rule Scheduled To Begin, Again

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jury selection in the trial of the rap artist Ja Rule is scheduled to begin Monday in Manhattan State Supreme Court. There have been several delays in the three-year-old illegal gun case and the trial could be postponed yet again. People watching the rapper's fading career say it's in his best interest for the case to keep getting dragged out.

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Two Former Defendants in Bronx Anti-Gay Attacks Now Named As Victims

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Two teenagers once thought to be the perpetrators of a brutal anti-gay attack in the Bronx in October now appear to be named as victims.

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Father of Would-Be Subway Bomber Facing Additional Charges

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A grand jury has brought more charges against the father of the man who plotted to blow up New York's subway system last September with homemade bombs. Federal prosecutors have adde...

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Yankee Stadium Neighborhood Businesses Still Hurting

Friday, November 26, 2010

WNYC

Merchants on 161st Street in the Bronx are expecting this year's holiday shopping season to be dismal, after seeing sales sag ever since the new Yankee Stadium opened more than a year and a half ago. 

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Doctors on Pharma Payrolls

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang talks about ProPublica's Dollars for Docs investigation and what some New York City doctors earn from the pharmaceutical industry.

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New York's Top Earners from Seven Big Pharmaceutical Companies

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This list is based on data released by ProPublica on Oct. 19, 2010. They identified 384 health providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the following seven companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010: Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Cephalon and GlaxoSmithKline. ProPublica says it matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, ProPublica used other sources to confirm their identities. Read more about how ProPublica compiled this information here.

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Physicians on Pharma’s Payroll: Educators or Marketers?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thousands of physicians all over the country get paid by pharmaceutical companies to speak about brand-name medications. Some have made more than $300,000 in speaking fees in the last...

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Former Sen. Monserrate Charged with Fraud

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Former Queens state senator Hiram Monserrate is once again in trouble with the law.  Federal prosecutors say he took taxpayer money meant for a non-profit to fund his personal senate campaign in 2006.

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Former Sen. Monserrate Charged with Fraud

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Former State Sen. Hiram Monserrate is facing federal charges that he funded his 2006 campaign with money that was supposed to go to a charity. The indictment unsealed Tuesday charge...

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Four Newburgh Men Convicted in Plot to Bomb New York Synagogues

Monday, October 18, 2010

A federal jury has convicted four Newburgh men of trying to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes at Stewart International Airport last May.

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Four Men Convicted in Plot to Bomb New York Synagogues

Monday, October 18, 2010

Four Newburgh men have been convicted of trying to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes after arguing they were illegally entrapped by a confidential FBI informant posing as a Pakistani terrorist.

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Advocates Claim Anti-Gay Crimes On The Rise

Friday, October 15, 2010

An eleventh man is being charged in three anti-gay assaults and a robbery that occurred in the Bronx earlier this month. Advocates say that while they are grateful for the raised public awareness of hate crimes targeting LGBT individuals the incident has generated, attacks on lesbian and gay residents in New York City appear to be increasing.

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Family of Anti-Gay Hate Crime Suspect Says He's a 'Good Kid'

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Bronx District Attorney has been granted extra time by the court to continue investigating before they indict ten defendants accused of carrying out anti-gay attacks on four men more than a week ago.

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Largest Medicare Fraud Ring in History Charged in New York City

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Federal prosecutors are touting it as the largest single Medicare fraud ever charged. More than 40 people have been indicted in New York as part of a nationwide investigation that s...

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