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Bharara Warns of Looming Cyber Security Threat

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an unlikely speech before a gathering of urban planners, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara cited cyber-terrorism as the greatest threat to the nation.

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Judge Chastises U.S. Attorney, But Silver Case Moving Forward

Friday, April 10, 2015

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A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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Can Albany Open the Door on Three Men in a Room?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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The arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rattled Albany last month, but will it put a dent in the broader structure of three men controlling all the political decisions?

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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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The criminal case against one of the state's most powerful politicians is moving forward.

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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 Case Against Sheldon Silver

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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One man's "referral fee" is another's kickback. What's a jury to do?

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A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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Judge Voids Insider Trading Guilty Verdicts

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A crusading prosecutor is handed a rare setback.

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US Sues NYC Over Medicaid Claims Worth Millions

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The suit claims the city and a computer company used computer programs to dodge requirements.

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Prosecutor: Ending Solitary for Teenagers Is Good, But Not Good Enough

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Preet Bharara vows to clean up Rikers Island.

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Another Albany Legislator Indicted

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Binghamton Sen. Thomas Libous, the No. 2 Republican, lied to the FBI during their pay-to-play investigation of his ties to a law firm and lobbyist, his indictment says. Twenty-six legislators have left office under a cloud since 1999.  

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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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Indictment for Indian Diplomat Accused of Worker Exploitation

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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A federal grand jury has indicted an Indian diplomat charged with visa fraud and lying on an application about how much she paid a domestic worker. The case against 39-year-old Devyani Khobragade is focusing attention on the broader issue -- how foreign officials treat workers in their employ. The diplomat's arrest last month prompted outrage and fiery protests in India.

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Can A Guilty Plea Really Deter Financial Crimes?

Monday, November 04, 2013

A Connecticut hedge fund has pleaded guilty to insider trading and agreed to pay a massive $1.2 billion penalty. The question now is whether SAC Capital’s record-setting settlement will change behavior on Wall Street.

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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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SAC Capital Hedge Fund Charged with Insider Trading

Friday, July 26, 2013

After years of circling billionaire Steven Cohen, federal authorities brought criminal charges Thursday against his hedge fund SAC Capital Investors. 

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U.S. Attorney: Indian Point supervisor falsified records

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying records in an effort to keep the plant from having to shut down. It's just the latest headache for owner Entergy Corporation, which has been trying since 2007 to get the plant's two 40-year-old reactors relicensed.  

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Bharara Paints World of Crime for Law Grads

Sunday, May 19, 2013

US Attorney Preet Bharara has some advice for the next generation of lawyers entering the working world. He told an audience of Fordham Law School graduates on Sunday, there's plenty of crime for them to fight.

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Citigroup to Pay $158.3 Million to Settle Mortgage Fraud Charges

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Citigroup’s mortgage unit has agreed to pay $158.3 million to settle charges that it defrauded a U.S. government home loan insurance program.

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US Attorney Plans Retrial in Seabrook Case

Friday, December 09, 2011

A mistrial has been declared in Councilman Larry Seabrook's federal corruption trial.  After a solid week of deliberations the jury could not reach a consensus on any of the 12 counts against the 60-year-old Bronx council member. 

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