- Deliberate approach is hallmark of bridge case prosecutor Updated: May-17-15 3:07 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - The U.S. attorney prosecuting allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is known as a fierce litigator whose lengthy experience as a defense attorney exerts a balancing effect on his decisions as a prosecutor.
- Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor Updated: May-16-15 2:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - They were Albany's most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn't.
- NY Assembly votes for closing campaign finance loophole Updated: May-12-15 8:01 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Assembly voted Tuesday to close a campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, which a Senate committee chairman has refused to consider.
- New York Senate leader Skelos quits top post after arrest Updated: May-11-15 6:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - Dean Skelos stepped down as leader of the New York Senate on Monday in the wake of federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island Republican, Sen. John Flanagan.
- Corruption cases target NYC real estate money, state leaders Updated: May-09-15 2:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - Albany's latest corruption cases focus on New York City real estate interests seeking tax breaks from politicians, in particular an exemption worth about $1 billion a year that legislators and the governor must now decide whether to extend.
- Many Long Island voters express cautious support for Skelos Updated: May-08-15 2:38 am
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, New York - New York Senate leader Dean Skelos may be fighting for his political life in the wake of public corruption charges, but many folks back in his Long Island hometown are more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
- Illinois county does booming business in asbestos lawsuits Updated: Apr-29-15 2:58 pm
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country.
- November trial date set for indicted ex-NY Assembly speaker Updated: Apr-28-15 11:41 am
NEW YORK - A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.