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Preet Bharara

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

New Yorker Sentenced To Prison In Massive High-Stakes Poker Case

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Another defendant in a massive high-stakes poker games case has been sentenced to prison. Edwin Ting, of New York City, was charged...

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.

Prosecutors: Judge's Demands For Immigrant Detainee Data Are 'Not Feasible'

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they can't meet a judge's demands they quickly deliver documents about thousands of immigrants who've been d...

Standing With Sangeeta

Deepa Iyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Deepa Iyer

We all deserve to engage in our jobs with dignity, whether we work in the corner office of a high-rise, the inside of a cab, or behind closed doors in a home. Standing with Sangeeta means that we stand for the rights of those who experience workplace abuse.

U.S. Prosecutor Defends Treatment Of Indian Diplomat

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

(Adds Indian Embassy statement, paragraphs 15-17) By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. attorney in Manhatt...

Court Refuses To Dismiss Plot Case Against Bin Laden's Son-In-Law

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who once served as a spokesman for al Qaeda, on Tues...

NYC Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Rhino Horn Artifacts

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S.to China. ...

The Wall Street-Washington Infection

Les Leopold | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

The more that insider government trading and job swapping spreads, the more the public will detest the ties between Wall Street and Washington.

Corrupt Fortune: The Billionaire's Apprentice and the Gaming of Wall Street

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund is a seminal work that captures the realities of race and greed in America with refreshing objectivity and efficiency, and a book that everyone should read.

How to Turn $10,000 Into $1,461,920? Find a Hedge Fund That Cheats

Les Leopold | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

How would you like to invest $10,000 and watch it grow over twenty years into $1,461,920? Well that's what happened at the giant hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, which made a 30 percent return for 20 years in a row.

Smuggled Dinosaur Skeleton Returned To Mongolia

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- It may be the first time a dead dinosaur is flying for free. U.S. authorities in New York are returning a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaur...

America's New Math: 1 Wall Street Hour = 21 Years of Hard Work For the Rest of Us

Les Leopold | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

The new Rich List is out -- yet another example of financial pornography. While nearly 15 million Americans still can't find jobs due to the Wall Street-created crash, the top hedge manager, David Tepper, earned $1,057,692 an HOUR in 2012.

New Sheriff Of Albany Eyed For Higher Office

DNAinfo.com | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — He's the star prosecutor who, in one week, has taken down one state senator, two assemblymen, a councilman and two GOP bosses in two...

The Profound Failure of Congress on Cybersecurity (and Why You Should Care)

Adam Levin | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

The "Party of No" hurt us all on a critically necessary piece of cyber-security legislation, and continued the U.S. Senate's proud tradition of failing to do anything to deal with our absolute vulnerability to an attack by state sponsored hackers and terrorists on our critical infrastructure.

Lawsuit Alleges NYPD Underpaid Officers In Military

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Federal authorities have accused New York City of miscalculating employment benefits for officers of the nation's largest police departmen...

Firm President Convicted In 'Brazen' Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, April 9 (Reuters) - The president of a New York brokerage firm pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy in a $66 million mor...

Hedge Fund Employees Allegedly Part Of 'Tight-Knit Circle Of Greed'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Federal prosecutors have arrested seven hedge fund workers, alleging that they were part of a "tight-knit circle of greed" that took home nearly $78 m...