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Silver Scandal Shakes Statehouse

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Lawmakers canceled Thursday's legislative session and found themselves split on how to respond to the corruption charges the Speaker now faces.

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Silver, who allegedly failed to disclose substantial amounts of money he received from a small Manhattan law firm, was arrested this morning and taken into custody by the FBI.

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News Analysis: These Bedfellows Are No Strangers

Friday, August 15, 2014

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From the very beginning, the self-described conservative Republican and the Democratic son of a liberal icon sounded an awful lot alike.

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Cuomo Calls Moreland Commission 'Phenomenal Success'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cuomo said the commission provided the “stimulus” to pass a new ethics bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Moreland Commission and More

Monday, July 28, 2014

Karen DeWitt, capital bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, talks about the continuing fallout from the governor's interactions with the Moreland Commission and how it might play out with state elections this fall.

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'Independent' State Ethics Panel Perhaps Not So

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by The New York Times reveals the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo repeatedly interfered with the commission he created to root out corruption in Albany.

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Cigars, Casinos and Tanning Salons: Legit Campaign Expenses?

Monday, May 12, 2014

The committee investigating corruption among New York State lawmakers is no more, but there's new evidence of what it was honing in on when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo chose to disband it.

The governor ended the Moreland Commission last month as part of a budget deal with state ...

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Cuomo's Ethics Deal Faces Ethics Probe

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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The U.S. Attorney says his office will review open cases and see why Gov. Cuomo's ethics commission was shut down ion a budget deal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Feds Won't Rule Out Cuomo-Moreland Probe

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In the wake of the dissolution of the Moreland Commission, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains why he is criticizing NY Governor Cuomo and talks about what more could be accomplished to stem abuse and prosecute public corruption. Plus: his recent remarks on big banks and possible future charges against financial institutions.

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New York's Anti-Corruption Commission Is Disbanding

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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Corruption might not be gone in Albany, but the special commission investigating it is.

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"Do-Nothing Nonprofit" Actually Does Stuff

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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In investigating Relief Resources, an Orthodox Jewish nonprofit targeted by the Moreland Commission, we found an organization that sometimes blurred the line between its mission and its lobbyist founder's political activities. But the commission effectively accused Relief of not existing and, by all accounts, it does.

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No More Outside Employment for Legislators, if Bill Passes

Monday, December 30, 2013

A New York state senator representing Midtown Manhattan wants to make it illegal for legislators to earn outside income.

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How You Helped Us Solve a $3 Million Mystery

Monday, December 09, 2013

An investigative commission dangled juicy clues about the identity of a Brooklyn nonprofit it claimed has been steered millions in taxpayer funds by state lawmakers. Now the mystery has been solved - though many questions remain about what taxpayers have gotten for their money.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DA Rice on the Moreland Corruption Findings

Friday, December 06, 2013

Kathleen Rice, Nassau County District Attorney and co-chair of the Moreland Commission, discusses the commission's report and anti-corruption efforts in New York State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bratton’s Record; Moreland Commission; Dinkins on Mandela

Friday, December 06, 2013

We remember Nelson Mandela with former Mayor David Dinkins. has been named as the next NYPD commissioner. Hear about his record, from Boston to Los Angeles and yes, New York city. Plus: Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice is co-chair of the Moreland Commission and talks about the efforts to address government corruption; how to make good decisions; and a spotlight on the success of Children’s Village, a group that helps vulnerable children.

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Help Us Crack a Case of Albany Corruption: The $3 Million Mystery

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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There’s a new report out that alleges corrupt misdeeds in Albany, including hidden campaign expenditures and bundles of contributions made to non-profits connected to lawmakers. Among the many findings, one stood out to us: A non-profit, housed in a New York City storefront, has received $3 million in funding from state lawmakers to provide medical services, but doesn't appear to have offered much in the way of services.

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Public Corruption Commission Recommends Statewide Campaign Financing, Other Reforms

Monday, December 02, 2013

Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission issued a scathing report Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.

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Cuomo Criticizes State Lawmakers for Fighting Subpoenas

Monday, November 25, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of state lawmakers who are fighting subpoenas that would force legislators to reveal their outside business with legal clients.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debating Age Limits for Judges

Monday, November 04, 2013

Milton L. Williams, Jr., chair of the Fund and Committee for Modern Courts, partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, and currently serving as co-chair of the Moreland Act Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, and Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, debate the New York ballot proposal 6 to raise the age limit for appeals court judges to 80.

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GOP Fights Anti-Corruption Commission in Court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Republicans in the Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.

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