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And good riddance to you two: GUILTY! FORMER SENATE LEADER SKELOS AND SON CONVICTED ON ALL 8 CORRUPTION COUNTS! December 13, 2015
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Another day, another chapter in the continuing saga of corruption and scandal that is Albany…Smith, Tabone, Halloran, Lopez, Maziarz, Silver, Cuomo, MORELAND COMM! 28 and counting and Spitzer gets special mention. February 11, 2015
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ALBANY CORRUPTION TRACKER
- Download the full list – current as of December 11, 2015
- See Citizens Union’s 2011 Report on Turnover in the State LegislatureCreated on 7/2/2014 – Last updated on 12/11/2015
********************************************************* 27 Democrats and 6 Republicans: Since 2000, 33 state legislators have left office due to criminal or ethical issues !
TURNOVER IN THE NYS LEGISLATURE DUE TO ETHICAL OR CRIMINAL ISSUES, 1999 to 2015
Updated November 30, 2015
Citizens Union in 2009 and 2011 released groundbreaking reports on turnover in the state legislature, finding that legislators are more likely to leave office due to ethical or criminal issues than to die in office, or be redistricted out of their seats. Given corruption scandals continually breaking in Albany, Citizens Union provides on the following pages an updated list of all legislators who have left to date due to ethical or criminal misconduct.
Since 2000, 32 state legislators have left office due to criminal or ethical issues and 1 more has been indicted, for a total of 33 legislators who have abused the public trust since 2000. Most recently Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was forced to resign his seat on November 30, 2015 after being convicted of seven criminal counts in honest-services fraud, extortion and money laundering. Silver’s conviction occurred 3 months after Senator John Sampson was forced to resign his seat after being convicted on July 24, 2015 of embezzling funds from sales of foreclosed properties. Two days prior, Senator Tom Libous was convicted of lying under oath during a federal investigation (Libous was also forced to resign his seat). Earlier in the year, Majority Leader Dean Skelos on May 4, 2015 became the fifth straight leader of the State Senate to be charged with corruption, in his case for six federal counts of conspiracy, extortion, wire fraud and soliciting bribes, related to improper use of his public office in exchange for payments of $220,000 made to his son. In summary:
Four legislators have left so far due to corruption in the 2015-16 session: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senator John Sampson, Senator Tom Libous, and Assemblymember William Scarborough.
The one legislator currently charged with misconduct who may leave this session is: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
In the 2013-2014 session, 8 legislators left office, the highest amount in a two-year session period since 2000.
Four legislators resigned in 2014: Assemblymembers Gabriela Rosa, William Boyland Jr., Dennis Gabryszak and Eric Stevenson.
Two more left during the election season in 2014: Senator Malcolm Smith lost the Primary Election in 2014 and later was convicted of corruption, and Assemblymember Micah Kellner did not seeking re-election due to a sexual harassment scandal.
Two legislators resigned in 2013: Assemblymembers Nelson Castro and Vito Lopez.
Rosa resigned in a plea deal regarding marriage fraud. Boyland was forced from office as a result of his conviction based on 21 counts of bribery, mail fraud and extortion. Gabryszak resigned after allegations surfaced that he sexually harassed multiple members of this staff. Stevenson was forced to resign after a jury found him guilty of taking $22,000 in bribes. The chart on the next page shows the total number of legislators