Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Joaquin Sapien : Reporter, ProPublica
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
Monday, September 29, 2014
Monday, September 26, 2011
Manhattan DA Cy Vance announced the indictment of the United Hispanic Construction Workers, Inc. earlier today. The organization's president and chief lieutenant were accused of extortion and forced hiring for 17 years.
So, of course, the first thought was, which politicians have they donated money to?
The only recent filings that popped up were from November 16, 2009. The organization gave two separate $500 donations. To whom? That would be New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's reelection campaign.
DiNapoli certainly received a lot more money from a lot of people. But his campaign was the only one the now-indicted group bothered to fund in recent memory, according to the state Board of Elections. Their last major donation before that appears to be during Mayor David Dinkins's 1989 bid.
Update: A spokesperson for the comptroller's office said that DiNapoli intends to return the money donated by the United Hispanic Construction Workers.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Federal and state investigators arrested a dozen people in connection with the sale of illegal pesticides in local stores. The products, mostly imported from China, did not have any of the required regulatory approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and, in some cases, were 40 to 60 times the EPA-approved toxicity levels.
Monday, August 22, 2011
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
For the second time since 2008, a concrete testing laboratory has been indicted for falsifying results of inspections for major private and public projects including the Second Avenue Subway, a LaGuardia Airport Control Tower and the Fulton Street Transit Center.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
A major New York City construction company is charged with defrauding its clients — including The Economist magazine — out of more than $30 million over the past decade.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
The NYPD says shootings and murders are up in New York City. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the easy access teens have to guns is law enforcement's biggest challenge.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Federal and local prosecutors have charged more than 60 people in a massive computer hacking and bank fraud scheme. Eastern European hackers allegedly stole more than $3 million dollars by implanting a virus into victims' computers and stealing their bank account usernames and passwords.