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Stories with person: Sheldon Silver
  • Court decision complicates prosecutions of elected leaders story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-16 10:30 am

    WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and is welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption, legal experts say.

  • Supreme Court ruling a factor in appeal by 2 NY politicians 
    Updated: Jun-27-16 5:27 pm

    NEW YORK - Manhattan prosecutors say the appeals of corruption convictions by two top New York State political figures can survive fresh scrutiny in light of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a former Virginia governor's bribery conviction. Defense lawyers disagree.

  • Editorials from around New York 
    Updated: Jun-22-16 2:19 pm

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

  • New York lawmakers leave Albany without big ethics reforms story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-16 3:15 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Another legislative session is in the books, and another chapter in Albany's long story of backroom horse trading has come to a close - without the reforms voters say are needed to address corruption.

  • New York could end session without addressing corruption 
    Updated: Jun-12-16 12:59 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers are nearing the end of their 2016 session and it's looking like they will once again fail to address, in any significant way, the wave of corruption that has made Albany one of the nation's most crooked state capitals.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo wants new limits on secret campaign funds 
    Updated: Jun-08-16 4:17 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a proposal intended to stem the flow of outside political money, a problem that he said allows supposedly independent groups to hijack elections by circumventing campaign finance restrictions.