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A judge has denied an ex-New York Assembly speaker bail pending the appeal of his corruption conviction and seven-year prison term.

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New York City Police have balked at Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro's request to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The second trial for New York's former assembly speaker is likely to be a repeat of a 2015 trial, but with language that will conform to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of corruption.

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A judge has refused to toss out the charges facing New York's former assembly speaker.

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A lawyer for a longtime confidante and top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his client accepted no bribes - or "ziti,'' as prosecutors like to call it.

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Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo may begin deliberations as early as next week.

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The government's key witness in its bribery case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he participated in bribery schemes with his longtime friend.

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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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This year will be one of criminal trials for former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as well as the former leaders of the New York State Legislature. Reform groups say they hope the lengthy court proceedings will spur lawmakers to enact some ethics reforms in 2018.

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A bill that could address corruption in Albany is progressing in the New York State Legislature, but it might not be the measure that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to become law.

Silver can wait to report to prison

May 19, 2016
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A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can wait until late August to report to prison.

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Zephyr Teachout says the public is in a fight with big money for the country. She spoke Thursday night for a session sponsored by the League of Women Voters in the studios of WNED-TV.


A dispute between Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission and one of its targets was apparently resolved Wednesday.  The State Senate Republican Campaign Committee is dropping a lawsuit that sought to quash a commission subpoena.

Town of Niagara supervisor Steven Richards pleaded not guilty Friday after being arraigned on a 28 count indictment in Niagara County Court.

When former State Comptroller Alan Hevesi was serving his jail time for public corruption, he was receiving $166,000 a year in pension checks. A local State Senator wants to put a stop to the practice. 

Panel to investigate public corruption statewide

Jul 3, 2013
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It's an initiative aimed at stopping public corruption in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo at the University at Buffalo Law School Tuesday to discuss the creation of a group of top law enforcement officials and legal experts designated to investigate public corruption in state agencies.

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Governor Cuomo and the state’s district attorneys are pushing for laws to make it easier to prosecute bribery and public corruption cases, in the wake of recent scandals in Albany.