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WNYC News

The Real Estate Company at the Center of the Skelos Scandal

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Glenwood Management is involved in the political corruption case against New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Police Corruption in New York City Circa 1983

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Former NYPD officer Michael Dowd joins Tiller Russell, the director of a documentary about his life, "The Seven Five," which looks at the widespread corruption in the NYPD of the '80s.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Any Legislating in Albany?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Reporters talk about the arrest on corruption charges of NYS Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and what it means for the outstanding issues this legislative term.  

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WNYC News

More Corruption Charges Shake up NY, NJ Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Law professor Zephyr Teachout says private campaign financing is to blame.

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NY Senate Leader Surrenders in Federal Probe

Monday, May 04, 2015

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Just months after the state's top Democrat lawmaker was indicted, federal prosecutors charged the top Republican with bribery and extortion.

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November Trial Date Set for Ex-NY Assembly Speaker

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Sheldon Silver faces multiple corruption charges, including allegedly doing favors for an investor with access to high-yield investments.

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NY Senate Republicans Stand by Embattled Leader

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GOP members are expressing support for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos as he faces a federal corruption probe.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

First Silver, Now Skelos?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Capital New York's Albany bureau chief Jimmy Vielkind talks about the reports that Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son are the subjects of a federal investigation.

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WNYC News

Menendez Pleads Not Guilty

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Menendez pleaded not guilty before a federal judge. He's charged with 14 counts of corruption that allege he used his Senate seat to benefit Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Menendez Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted on federal corruption charges. NJPR's Nancy Solomon, NJTV's David Cruz & The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich explain the charges.

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WNYC News

Menendez on Federal Corruption Charges: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The senior New Jersey Senator has been indicted for accepting gifts from a friend who is also a political donor. 

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The Takeaway

Thieves of State: How Corruption Poisons Governments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ahead of the Nigerian elections, we look at how shady government practices can lead to instability and violence. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Charges Imminent Against Sen. Menendez

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Justice Department is getting ready to file federal corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez. The Bergen Record's Mike Kelly explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Building Inspection Corruption Scandal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

50 people were arrested in a widespread corruption case involving buildings inspectors. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance and Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters talk about the case. 

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WNYC News

NY Senate Leader Proposes Outside Income Ban for Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sen. Jeff Klein (D) says he's stepping down from the law firm he co-founded in order to set an example.

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The Takeaway

All the Corrupt Foreign Money Flowing into U.S. Real Estate

Monday, February 09, 2015

Years after Michael Bloomberg said it'd be a godsend for the world's billionaires to move to New York, a Times investigation found foreign buyers using luxury condos to hide corruption.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Prosecutor Turned Assemblyman

Monday, February 09, 2015

As a former prosecutor, Todd Kaminsky helped convict state legislators in corruption cases. Now he's an Assemblyman representing the south shore of Long Island in Albany.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Corruption, Kitchen Disasters & Obamacare

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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WNYC News

Three Men and Their Slush Funds

Friday, January 30, 2015

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Blizzard Is Coming; Anatomy of Corruption; Middle East Chaos

Monday, January 26, 2015

Our area is bracing for a major snowstorm. We'll discuss how to prepare. Plus: details of Speaker Silver's bribery allegations. Then: Yemen and ISIS; and inside a thrift store.