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Political family values in New York state -- father and son charged in bribery plot


A Family that preys together…

Within days of taking over as New York Senate majority leader in January, prosecutors say, Dean Skelos was basking in his newfound power, announcing to his son Adam: “I’m going to control everything.”

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Kelly and Baroni indicted in Bridgegate scandal, Fishman announces

NEWARK — At a press conference outside his office just after Wildstein, a former Port Authority official appointed to Gov. Chris Christie to the bi-state agency in 2013, … 512 more words

3 People Indicted In Connection With 2 Hash Oil Operations

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a south Seattle man and a Maple Valley couple in connection with two separate hash oil manufacturing operations. 127 more words

News

Sprint to reimburse $15.5 million to snooping coppers

The office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday that Sprint Communications has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged law enforcement agencies for carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other surveillance activities.

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Local Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Clients

April 14, 2015 (San Diego) San Diego attorney Todd Macaluso pleaded guilty to defrauding clients and investors by entering into funding agreements, where he put his client’s personal injury case as collateral. 259 more words

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Times-Union investigating a Jordan Levy firm connected to Sheldon Silver

The Albany Times Union is investigating Counsel Financial, an investment vehicle connected to Buffalo based venture capitalist Jordan Levy, Weitz & Luxembourg, and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  307 more words

Assembly

Calif. man sentenced for traveling to S.C. to have sex with teen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJCL) — A California man has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison and 25 years of supervised release for traveling to South Carolina to have sex with 15-year-old. 218 more words

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