John Sampson http://wamc.org en Court Releases Names of More NY Lawmakers Under Cloud of Corruption http://wamc.org/post/court-releases-names-more-ny-lawmakers-under-cloud-corruption <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight more names of lawmakers&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex- Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of &nbsp;her colleagues that she secretly recorded. &nbsp;WAMC's&nbsp;Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:50:22 +0000 Karen Dewitt 64185 at http://wamc.org Court Releases Names of More NY Lawmakers Under Cloud of Corruption 32 NY Officials Snared For Corruption In 7 Years http://wamc.org/post/32-ny-officials-snared-corruption-7-years <p>With the arrest Monday of another former state Senate majority leader, New York has seen 32 state level officials snared in corruption cases in the last seven years.</p><p>The fourth arrest in the last four weeks came as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who campaigned on cleaning up Albany, have repeatedly insisted it has shed its dysfunctional past.</p><p>Bill Mahoney of the New York Public Interest Research Group says that isn’t true.</p><p>New Yorkers seemed to doubt it, too.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:59:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 64035 at http://wamc.org 32 NY Officials Snared For Corruption In 7 Years 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 Another Senator Arrested On Corruption Charge http://wamc.org/post/another-senator-arrested-corruption-charge <p>Former New York state 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, and then trying to cover it up.</p><p>According to the federal compliant, Senator Sampson is accused of embezzling $440,000 in funds that he was entrusted to care for as a court-appointed referee on four foreclosed Brooklyn properties. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:14:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 63989 at http://wamc.org Another Senator Arrested On Corruption Charge Liz Benjamin: Trouble For "Senator #1" http://wamc.org/post/liz-benjamin-trouble-senator-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Et </span>Tu<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shirley?</span></p><p>Since the revelation that former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro had been working as a double agent for federal prosecutors for almost the entire duration of his four years in office, the most popular political parlor game in Albany has been trying to guess who else might be wearing a wire.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:20:00 +0000 Liz Benjamin 63963 at http://wamc.org Liz Benjamin: Trouble For "Senator #1"