We got yet another fascinating look inside the Albany favors factory yesterday when Andrew Cuomo released his latest revelation in the state pension fund scandal. Pat Lynch, the uber-lobbyist and close friend and ally of Sheldon Silver, was slapped with a half-million-dollar fine and banned f ... More >>
Rattner's FollyEx-auto bailout king Steve Rattner is reportedly settling his pay-to-play charges stemming from his state pension fund schemes with the Securities Exchange Commission. He'll take a two-year bar from the securities markets, plus ante up $6 million, says the Wall Street Journal.
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Stand down. Despite many eager media predictions to the contrary, informed sources say that there will be no guilty plea today at least by Alan Hevesi, the ever-enigmatic and disappointing former comptroller for both the city and the state.
That's not to say that there isn't a deal in the wo ... More >>
Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's ... More >>
The American military presence in Afghanistan costs about $16 billion a month. What are we getting for the money? "Afghaniscrewed: How I Spent My Fall Vacation" by P.J. Tobia.
When Alan Hevesi was the city's, then the state's comptroller, Jack Chartier and Hank Morris were his "two loyal gatekeepe ... More >>