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Supreme Court Makes It Easier For Federal Prosecutors To Go After Insider Trading

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― The happiest prosecutor in the country right now could very well be Preet Bharara, the Manhattan federal prosecutor. Not only is he expec...

Supreme Court Weighs If Friendly Tips Worth Millions Are Insider Trading

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Does giving a gift worth a lot of money make you a better person? In a case that has Wall Street on alert, the Supreme Court on Wednesd...

Were The Horse Carriages, Patient Zero in Team de Blasio's, 'Absolutely Permissible' Pay-To-Play?

Sandi Bachom | Posted 06.06.2016 | New York
Sandi Bachom

On February 4th, when the Teamsters pulled support from a bill, they never agreed to in the first place, the Mayor sat in his SUV for 16 minutes, rather than face the men and women in top hats on the steps of city hall.

Wall Street Exec Tried To Scam People With ‘Brazen’ $95 Million Fraud, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business

A banker has been arrested and charged for trying to defraud investors out of $95 million, federal authorities said Monday. Andrew Caspersen, a partne...

US Attorney Becomes Rock Star In Turkey For Arresting Erdogan's Partner

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

Shortly after he was released from the jail, Reza Zarrab, at the heart of Turkey's colossal bribery scandal, said in a live TV interview that he is prepared to stand a trial before an impartial court.

No Federal Charges For NYPD Cop Who Shot And Killed Ramarley Graham

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors won't bring civil rights charges against the NYPD police officer who shot and killed Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old w...

Albany's Groundhog Day and New York's Secret Anti-Corruption Law

Andrew Stengel | Posted 12.03.2016 | New York
Andrew Stengel

Before I was a criminal defense lawyer, I was a prosecutor. Before I was a prosecutor I was the Senior Adviser for Government Reform for the Majority Conference in New York State Senate (the irony of the title considering the stream of corruption prosecutions and convictions since is not lost on me.)

Silver Heads for Slammer in Major New York Corruption Case

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.02.2016 | Crime
Frank Vogl

The need for honest politicians serving the public's interests is at the core of the American system of democracy. Nevertheless, in the U.S., as in every country, politics and corruption too often go hand-in-hand.

Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly two years since the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was reviewing the evidence in the death of Ramarley Grah...

New York City Will Implement Sweeping Reforms For Rikers Island Jail

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

(Updates with further details on settlement) By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - New York City has agreed to ...

Absolute Power Corrupts, Again

Tom Allon | Posted 05.11.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Corruption in government is as old as democracy, but that doesn't mean we have to accept it and not do everything we can to at least limit it. Write to the Governor or your local legislator and demand they champion these six reforms.

New York's Top Federal Prosecutor Shoots Down Cuomo Claim

MSNBC | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK – Preet Bharara, New York’s top federal prosecutor, is rejecting claims by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that a federal review of corruption...

The Vultures of Albany, Past and Present

Sam Roberts | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Sam Roberts

Here's how a young New York State Assemblyman from Manhattan described his colleagues in Albany: One, he said, was "entirely unprincipled, and with the same idea of public life and the civil service that a vulture has of a dead sheep." Another's "intellectual capacity about equals that of an average balloon."

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's Warning Sends Chill Through Albany

New York Daily News | GLENN BLAIN , KENNETH LOVETT | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

The big fish reportedly being looked at is Gov. Cuomo....

Matt Sledge

New York Speaker's Arrest Means Headaches For Andrew Cuomo | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasn't the one in custody on Thursday. But the arrest of powerful New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could s...


BuzzFeed | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

His frontal assault on the open secrets of New York political power has been a genuine shock to the state’s politics and even to its press, who miss...

Cuomo Lawyers Up!

New York Daily News | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo has lawyered up in response to the growing scandal over the way he handled his anti-corruption commission, the Daily News has le...

U.S. Attorney Threatens To Investigate NY Gov For Obstruction, Witness Tampering

The New York Times | SUSANNE CRAIG, THOMAS KAPLAN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

In an escalation of the confrontation between the United States attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the governor’s c...

Paul Blumenthal

Cuomo Under Fire For Meddling In Anti-Corruption Panel He Created | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is under fire from good government groups and his potential Democratic primary opponent after a New York ...

Mark Gongloff

There's One Thing Missing From The Plan To Prosecute Big Banks | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

About five years too late, federal prosecutors are talking tough about cracking down on crimes by big banks. But their boasting so far leaves out one ...

Cuomo Taken To Task For Closing Corruption Probe

The New York Times | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Less than two weeks after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo abruptly shut down a commission he had formed to investigate political corruption in New York State, th...

Terror on Trial: What 9/11 Families Learned in Court

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

During the trial of al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith that ended last week, a special group spectators went largely unnoticed. "This man is evil from his head down to his toes," said Rosemary Cain, one of half a dozen 9/11 family members who attended part of the three-week trial.

Judge Frees Anarchist Jailed For Refusing To Testify In Times Sq. Bomb Probe

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | New York

By Nick Brown NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday freed a self-described anarchist jailed for refusing to testify ...

Culture Matters: The Case of Devyani Khobragade and India-US Relations

Vishakha N. Desai | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Vishakha N. Desai

Cultural misperceptions lie at the heart of this controversy. By Indian reckoning, the highly public arrest of a diplomat, and the strip-search that followed, was a direct insult to Indian sensibilities.

John Kerry's Regret

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ijeoma E. Okoli

John Kerry had an amazing first year as Secretary of State. I was totally on Team Kerry until he expressed regret over the arrest of an Indian national in the U.S. who is alleged to have mistreated her maid and lied on a U.S. visa application.