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Law Firm at Center of Silver Scandal Donated Huge Sums to Dems

The plaintiffs law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, which employed Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, is said to have provided Mr. Silver with $5.3 million in referral fees, despite his having “never performed any legal work whatsoever,” according to the prosecutors. 773 more words

Long Beach Residents Rally Against Port Ambrose Natural Gas Terminal

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Beach residents have rallied in the past against Port Ambrose, this time they did it with the help of their elected officials. 219 more words

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Prosecutor Takes Over As Acting District Attorney In Nassau

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A career prosecutor has been sworn in as acting Nassau County district attorney.

Madeline Singas replaces Kathleen Rice, who was being sworn in as a Long Island congresswoman on Tuesday. 287 more words

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LI Man Gets 17 Years In Prison For Strangling Sick, Elderly Mother

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Long Island man who was convicted of strangling his elderly and sick mother with a necktie while she slept was sentenced on Monday to 17 years to life in prison. 417 more words

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