NY State of Corruption

Congratulations, New York, You’re #1 in Corruption

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/how-new-york-became-most…

May 05, 2015 · Other states have plenty of corruption, but it’s hard to beat New York when it comes to sheer volume.

Bipartisan: Both Parties Across Nation Agree, New York Is Most Corrupt State

Rusty, April 16, 2015

A new national poll released by Monmouth University reveals that people in all parts of the country, from every political persuasion, universally agree that New …

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And good riddance to you two: GUILTY! FORMER SENATE LEADER SKELOS AND SON CONVICTED ON ALL 8 CORRUPTION COUNTS!

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The Real Deal · 24 minutes ago

Not only did Dean Skelos, the former New York State Senate Majority Leader … Skelos, 67, resigned from his position in May after being hit with federal …

FILE - In this June 19, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, talk during a news conference announcing an agreement on legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Albany, N.Y.   Even after his arrest on federal corruption charges,  Silver remains one of the most powerful politicians in New York.  His fellow Democrats, with a dominant two-thirds Assembly majority, are standing behind him so far, while the new legislative session begins and causes he has championed are on the table. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Crain’s New York Business · 2 days ago

The scores, in other words, reflect the conditions that are likely to lead to corruption. New York fared poorly because it …

Andrew Cuomo’s Dominoes

By Jeff Smith January 25, 2015 – Why the New York governor should be worried about the assembly speaker’s legal troubles…

New York Senate Leader and Son Are Arrested on Corruption

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/nyregion/dean-skelosnew-york-senate…

May 05, 2015 · ALBANY — Dean G. Skelos, the leader of the New York State Senate, and his son were arrested on Monday by federal authorities on extortion, fraud and …

NY Senate Leader Skelos, Son Charged with Corruption

http://www.newsmax.com/US/skelos-son-charged-corruption/2015/05/04/id/642446

Federal authorities charged New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son on Monday with engaging in a corruption scheme, in the latest of a string of …

NY Assemblyman Democrat William Boyland Jr. sentenced to 14 years for felony corruption!!!

Obama, Cuomo and de Blasio: The 3 stooges of the apocalypse; “Albany remains the most corrupt state capital in America”

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.

US Attorney Bharara investigating Cuomo’s pricey Buffalo Billion project / Cuomo Control Spawns Twin Progeny of Crony Capitalism and Corrupt Contracting

ny dems hall of shame

NEW YORK DEMOCRATS HALL OF SHAME

After four years of Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, Albany Democrats’ Culture of Corruption is flourishing.
Andrew Cuomo launched a Moreland Commission to create the illusion of action, then proceeded to corrupt his own corruption commission by controlling it from behind the scenes. Now, he’s disbanded it, and the US Attorney has seized its files, and has said that he takes “very, very seriously any suggestion” that Cuomo interfered with the Moreland Commission.
Meanwhile, Eric Schneiderman was asleep at the switch. New York’s top law enforcement official was off scoring cheap headlines with frivolous lawsuits on private business instead of rooting out corruption in his own party.

ALBANY CORRUPTION TRACKER

See How the Albany Crime Wave Continues to Rise
Created with Raphaël 2.1.2
NY State Legislators Who Have Left Office
due to Criminal or Ethical Issues
2015-16: 5 (so far)
2013-14: 8
2011-12: 3
2009-10: 4
2007-08: 5
2003-04: 3
2005-06:4
2001-02: 0
1999-00: 1
CLICK ON THE GAVEL FOR A FULL REPORT ON LEGISLATIVE TURNOVER DUE TO ETHICAL/CRIMINAL ISSUES.
Created with Raphaël 2.1.2
Since 2000, 33 state legislators have left office due to criminal or ethical issues.

********************************************************* 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

 

Download the full list – current as of November 30, 2015

 

http://www.citizensunion.org/resources/state-affairs/albany-corruption-tracker

 

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