public corruption http://wamc.org en HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation http://wamc.org/post/hv-lawmakers-react-moreland-commissions-investigation <p>New York State’s Moreland Commission, in an effort to root out public corruption, is looking into lawmakers’ outside income. After some lawmakers rebuffed the Commission’s requests, its co-chairs indicated subpoenas were forthcoming.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:30:11 +0000 Allison Dunne 76081 at http://wamc.org HV Lawmakers React To Moreland Commission's Investigation 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 District Attorneys Welcome Empowerment Under Proposed NY Laws http://wamc.org/post/district-attorneys-welcome-empowerment-under-proposed-ny-laws <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced legislation that would better enable prosecutors crack down on public corruption. The proposal comes following two federal political corruption cases last week involving elected officials in New York.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:08:45 +0000 Allison Dunne 62111 at http://wamc.org District Attorneys Welcome Empowerment Under Proposed NY Laws NYS Senator Announces Campaign Finance Reform Legislation http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-announces-campaign-finance-reform-legislation <p>A New York State Senator who is part of the Independent Democratic Conference will announce the IDC’s campaign finance reform package later this afternoon. The proposals come in the wake of a far-reaching political corruption scandal in the state.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:50:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 62102 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator Announces Campaign Finance Reform Legislation County Legislator Sponsors Resolutions Related to Public Corruption http://wamc.org/post/county-legislator-sponsors-resolutions-related-public-corruption <p>As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was introducing a measure to crack down on political corruption Tuesday, a local legislator in the Hudson Valley started work on a proposal for his county, one he hopes becomes law on the state level as well.</p><p>Rockland County Legislator Ed Day, a Republican, is sponsoring a resolution urging state legislators to move forward with a Senate and Assembly bill that would amend the state constitution to authorize the forfeiture of retirement benefits earned during the term of office of a New York elected official convicted of a public corruption felony.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:51:54 +0000 Allison Dunne 61952 at http://wamc.org District Attorneys support public corruption legislation http://wamc.org/post/district-attorneys-support-public-corruption-legislation <p>ALBANY – Governor Cuomo announced legislation that would create a new class of public corruption crimes and enhance the ability of the state’s prosecutors to crack down on it.</p><p>Much of the legislation, announced on Tuesday, was proposed by the state DA’s association and Orange County DA Frank Phillips said the issue of public corruption has risen to the surface in recent days.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:32:40 +0000 Hank Gross 61881 at http://wamc.org District Attorneys support public corruption legislation