government corruption http://wamc.org en Another New York State Senator Arrested http://wamc.org/post/another-new-york-state-senator-arrested <p>Former Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson turned himself in to federal authorities Monday, after being accused in a nine count indictment of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from mortgage foreclosure accounts,&nbsp; and then trying to cover it up.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 64008 at http://wamc.org Another New York State Senator Arrested The Times Union's James Odato - Aqueduct award investigation could reopen following Smith arrest http://wamc.org/post/times-unions-james-odato-aqueduct-award-investigation-could-reopen-following-smith-arrest <p>Could last week’s arrest of New York State Senator Malcolm Smith of New York City revive a somewhat dormant investigation of possible wrongdoing in the awarding several years ago of a license to operate a racino at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens? Several years back when Smith and several other Democrats had control of the senate, a bidding process was underway for the racino, a process that led to accusations of pay-to play by the Inspector General Joseph Frisch.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:12:03 +0000 Brian Shields 61698 at http://wamc.org The Times Union's James Odato - Aqueduct award investigation could reopen following Smith arrest Liz Benjamin: Another Corruption Scandal Rocks Albany http://wamc.org/post/liz-benjamin-another-corruption-scandal-rocks-albany <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of last week’s back-to-back corruption scandals that rocked New York politics, everyone’s looking for someone to blame. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:03:41 +0000 Liz Benjamin 61703 at http://wamc.org Liz Benjamin: Another Corruption Scandal Rocks Albany Ex-NY state senator admits stealing from nonprofit http://wamc.org/post/ex-ny-state-senator-admits-stealing-nonprofit <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A former state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges she embezzled nearly $88,000 from a taxpayer-subsidized program that helps low-income families navigate the city's public school system.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:59:00 +0000 Associated Press 56884 at http://wamc.org Ex-NY state senator admits stealing from nonprofit Ex-Mass. treasurer faces more questions http://wamc.org/post/ex-mass-treasurer-faces-more-questions <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill took the stand for a second day in his public corruption trial on Friday.</p><p>Prosecutors say he used taxpayer-funded lottery ads to boost his faltering 2010 gubernatorial campaign.</p><p>Cahill spent two hours on the witness stand Thursday, answering questions from his lawyer.</p><p>Under cross examination Friday, prosecutor Jim O'Brien pressed Cahill repeatedly about why he authorized ads for the state lottery as his 2010 independent gubernatorial campaign faltered.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53088 at http://wamc.org Ex-Mass. treasurer faces more questions Northeast Report – Glen Johnson of Boston.com http://wamc.org/post/northeast-report-glen-johnson-bostoncom <p>Former Massachusetts treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on public corruption charges related to advertisements promoting the state lottery that ran during his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2010.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:02:02 +0000 Patrick Donges 35981 at http://wamc.org