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More on the Moreland Commission

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief and columnist for the Albany Times-Union, talks bout the latest on corruption in Albany and the Moreland Commission's work, including the arrest of William Rapfogel.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Pre-K; The Moreland Commission; Local MacArthur Geniuses; U.N. Goals

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Election week in the 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a conversation about funding Pre-Kindergarten with Gotham Schools reporter Geoffrey Decker; the latest in the Moreland Commission's investigations into corruption in Albany; and local MacArthur genius grant winners.

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In Surprise Move, Indicted Assemblyman Fights Corruption Charges

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Brooklyn Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr., has decided not to seek a plea deal with prosecutors. If Boyland goes on trial, New York's public corruption problems are guaranteed to stay in the headlines.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Mexican Druglords and their Godfathers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Journalist Anabel Hernandez describes how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. Narcoland: The Mexican Druglords and their Godfathers takes readers to the front lines of the “war on drugs,” which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years and reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico’s government and business elite.

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US Attorney: Corruption "Appears Rampant" in New York Politics

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Members of a state commission on public corruption delved into the extent of the problem they are tasked with investigating by listening to testimony on the issue Tuesday night. The commission held its first public hearing at Pace University, where Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, testified that government corruption "appears rampant."

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Always, Always There

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two short tales: One about bad guys in a fishing village in Pakistan, the other about good guys in Baghdad. And the question is posed: in the long arc of time, which side prevails, those with the impulse to take or those with the impulse to give?

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Non-Profits and Corruption

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nicholas Kusnetz, reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, talks about their examination of the links between non-profits, politicians, and corruption in New York State.

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WNYC News

Wire-Wearing Former Pol Gets Sentenced to 1 Year And 1 Day

Thursday, May 09, 2013

A 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker — who secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency — was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for embezzling money from a nonprofit.

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Sampson Corruption Scandal Hits Home for One Family

Thursday, May 09, 2013

William Easterling and his wife used to own 165 Forbell Street, a two-family home in Brooklyn on the border of Cypress Hills and Ozone Park. The couple raised their four kids there. But they haven’t lived there in almost 20 years.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reform in Albany?

Thursday, May 09, 2013

As the wire taps yield more unsavory stories from Albany, Gerald Benjamin, associate vice president for regional engagement and director of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach, and author of The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics, talks about the chances of reform, but also asks if prosecutors have too much leeway.

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WNYC News

Names Revealed of Electeds Recorded in Corruption Probe

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A federal judge has unsealed the names of elected officials recorded on a wire by ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley — including six sitting state Senators and one current Councilman.

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Albany Corruption Continues

Monday, May 06, 2013

Brooklyn Senator John Sampson (D) was taken into custody by the FBI early today, and is expected to appear in court this afternoon. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, discusses the widening corruption scandal rocking New York, and reviews Gov. Cuomo's proposals to combat corruption on the state level.

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WNYC News

Another Legislator Served While Wearing a Wire, New Court Docs Show

Friday, May 03, 2013

Turns out there were at least two Albany lawmakers who wore wires for federal investigators last year. Former state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded meetings with seven other elected officials last summer, a court filing on Friday revealed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

John Liu's Former Associates Convicted

Friday, May 03, 2013

Two of NYC Comptroller John Liu's former campaign associates have been convicted of an illegal straw donor scheme to raise campaign funds for Liu's mayoral bid. WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was in the courtroom throughout the two week trial. She discusses the convictions and what it means for John Liu's chances to become the next mayor of New York. 

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Gov. Cuomo Proposes More Anti-Corruption Laws

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has rolled out the second portion of his anti-corruption agenda. 

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WNYC News

What's the Matter With Albany?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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So, what is the deal up there? Is there more graft, unseemly behavior, and backroom dealings in the state capital, or does it just feel that way?

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AG Schneiderman Still Looking for New Powers from Cuomo

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Not long ago, then-attorney general Andrew Cuomo pushed for greater prosecutorial power to confront political corruption. But as governor, Cuomo hasn’t been quick handing over greater authority to the current AG, Eric Schneiderman.

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Pol at Center of Corruption Scandal Allegedly Lied in 2008 Case

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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The 2009 indictment that allowed the United States Attorney’s Office to turn a Bronx assemblyman into a mole was unsealed Wednesday in Bronx County Supreme Court.

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Placing Blame on NYC, Cuomo Calls for Sweeping Political Reform While Defending Albany

Monday, April 08, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is both calling for reform—and defending the political culture of Albany—after legislators were arrested in two separate corruption cases last week.

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Castro's Role in Scandal Angers Constituents, Colleagues

Friday, April 05, 2013

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When Assemblyman Nelson Castro was first elected in 2008, he was hailed as the Bronx's first Dominican American elected legislator. On Thursday, Castro was named as Assemblyman-1 in the bribery indictment of fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. But Castro spent almost his entire tenure in office as a convicted criminal who had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities for years.

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