Former Queens assemblyman Tony Seminerio died today in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina where he was serving out the six-year fraud sentence he received in February. Seminerio, 75, had long been in poor health. Prior to his sentencing by federal Judge Naomi Buchwald for taking hund ... More >>
Of all the crooked pols we have seen standing in the dock in recent years admitting to felonies on the public purse, it would be hard to find a more unlikely catch than Alan Hevesi. Most scamsters emit some whiff of deceit. For Hevesi's fellow former assemblyman from Queens, Tony Seminerio, ... More >>
The timing couldn't be worse for top Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez. Last week, he quietly let friends know that he's had a recurrence of the cancer that's been in remission since the mid '90s. He'll be undergoing heavy chemotherapy over the next few weeks. Today comes a Times story stating tha ... More >>
Former Queens state assemblyman Tony Seminerio was sentenced today to six years in prison for running a bribery and extortion scheme for more than a decade. Seminerio, who represented the 38th District in southwest Queens for three decades, pled guilty in June to soliciting for himself as much as h ... 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 >>
Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?
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