In this week's paper, the Voice examines Investigations Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn's handling of the uncomfortably close relationship between her Inspector General for Correction, Michael Caruso, and disgraced former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik.
Here now are three other intriguing nuggets o ... More >>
This has to go down as the Most Vengeful Bagel Ever.A few months ago, former Bronx City Councilman Larry Seabrook, whom Tom Robbins once called a "serial fraudster," was taken to court on an assortment of embezzlement charges. Throughout his tenure, he had siphoned nearly one million dollars worth i ... More >>
A city judge essentially sentenced Joseph Sdao -- a corrupt former project manager for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, who defrauded the city out of more than $30,000 -- to a 12-weekend timeout yesterday.
Judge Martin Marcus of Bronx County Supreme Court sentenced Sdao, 69, of ... More >>
Two senior correction officers were convicted today by a Bronx jury for falsifying a fight report and ordering 14 recruits to cover up the incident back in 2006, authorities said.
The jury deliberated for less than three hours in convicting former assistant deputy warden Gail Lewis and current ser ... More >>
A correctional officer at Rikers Island has been arrested for offering an inmate early release in exchange for three kilos of cocaine. The office of the special narcotics prosecutor released a statement today detailing the investigation of prison guard Robert Whitfield. Whitfield allegedly pr ... More >>
So who isn't investigating The Great Snow Clean-Up Fuck-Up of 2010? After nearly a week of nonstop bitching, public agencies are finally cracking down on what went wrong with the city's blizzard response last week (or at least angling for some good publicity). The feds have reportedly launched a ... More >>
If you've been reading the Daily News's Juan Gonzalez , the arrest this morning of a quartet of computer scamsters accused of ripping off a city payroll and time-keeping system for $80 million shouldn't be a big shock.
Gonzalez has been banging away at the city's hugely inflated "CityTime" pr ... More >>
Hiram Monserrate, the already scandal-scarred former Queens pol who spent much of last year as a defendant in the assault case against his girlfriend, is headed back to court today to face corruption charges.
The Daily News and NBC NY are reporting that the ex-state senator, ex-city councilm ... More >>
The good news from today's big fraud case involving a ring controlling more than 30 for-profit day care centers that bribed and scammed their way into $18 million worth of federal day care funds is that they were tripped up when they tried to bribe the wrong city employees.
Although the stra ... More >>
Seems like the City of New York has a bit of a short-term memory problem. Despite street vendors being hailed as heroes for alerting cops to that whole Times Square "situation" that might have killed a lot of people, not to mention royally fucked things up, Mayor Bloomberg didn't take them to ... More >>
There was a crane collapse earlier this evening in lower Manhattan, but the good news is that there appear to be no injuries.
Fire department officials say the crane is leaning against a building at 80 Maiden Lane. Police are re-routing traffic.
Wait just a New York minute! 80 Maiden Lane?! ... More >>
And he seemed like such a sweet lad.
Miguel Martinez, 39, sat in the front row of the City Council these last few years saying little and bearing the look of the angelic. Alas, it wasn't so.
As he admitted today, what was really running through Martinez's mind was not the pressing problems of h ... More >>
Six people involved in street food vending were arrested and charged with fraud this morning, as a result of a city-wide sting operation targeting the black market in the vending community. The six were accused of violations such as submitting forged documents to the Department of Health, and rentin ... More >>
Ex-city labor leader and Queens assemblyman Brian McLaughlin was hit with a ten-year prison term this afternoon for a $2 million spree of thievery in which he looted union, campaign, and state funds, and shook down contractors for bribes. (Background here and here.) McLaughlin, 57, who led the city' ... More >>
Image from NYC-TV's "Uptown" magazine.
Why a nice looking fellow with such an obviously brilliant future like Trevor Scotland, a TV producer who served as chief operating officer for the city's NYC-TV station since 2004, would want to scam the city out of a meager $60,000 is beyond us. But there i ... More >>
The four deadly slings.More people were killed by the deadly crane collapse that fell last March on Manhattan's East Side (seven) than have so far been slain by Hamas rockets in Israel since the ceasefire ended last month (four). But prosecutors yesterday pinned the blame for t ... More >>