Well, we guess the voters were right to re-elect Charles Hynes back in 2005, when he was pushed fairly hard in the democratic primary by challenger, state Sen. John Sampson. (Hynes won by about four percentage points.) Sampson, a 15-year veteran of the Legislature and chair of the senate ethics com ... More >>
And it's happening again. As of this morning, State Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn has been taken into FBI custody on corruption charges, reports NBC. The shakedown had been expected after prosecutors told reporters last week that former assemblyman Shirley L. Huntley secretly recorded seven polit ... More >>
There's a good chance this week will go down in New York City political history textbooks. And not for the best reasons. If you've watched the news (or Twitter) over the past three days, you've come across the Dan Holleran/Malcolm Smith story that involved bribing and mayoral rigging. Then, of cour ... More >>
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
We know some State Assembly candidates have ethical lapses on their records, but we doubt many of them have been charged with grand larceny. Shocked supporters of poor Nelson Castro, a Bronx Democrat, recently learned that four years ago their candidate pled down from grand to petit larceny for coll ... More >>