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Articles about “ethics”

Novel Idea For Reforming Albany: A Real 'Shitload Of Trouble' For Ethics Violations

Novel Idea For Reforming Albany: A Real 'Shitload Of Trouble' For Ethics Violations

On June 6, 2011, Governor Cuomo announced a package of ethics reform legislation that would create JCOPE, with then-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Years later, both Silver and Skelos would be...

Congressmen Demand Information On Trump's Partial Ownership Of Subsidized Brooklyn Housing Complex

Congressmen Demand Information On Trump's Partial Ownership Of Subsidized Brooklyn Housing Complex

Trump owns a 4 percent stake in Starrett City. (Spencer Platt/Getty) Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform are demanding more information related to the conflicts of interest posed by Donald Trump's part...

Chris Christie Faces Ethics Complaint Over Beachgate Scandal

Chris Christie Faces Ethics Complaint Over Beachgate Scandal

Chris Christie faced the fury of New Jersey residents after he was caught lounging on a closed beach during last weekend's state government shutdown, and now he might have to deal with the long arm of...

Electoral College Dissenters Deluged With Death Threats

Electoral College Dissenters Deluged With Death Threats

"You can disagree with me any time you want, but when you threaten me and my family because I don't politically agree with you, that's not a constitutional republic, that's not the United States..."

Upstate Assemblywoman Punished For Sexually Harassing Aide

Upstate Assemblywoman Punished For Sexually Harassing Aide

A Buffalo-area assemblywoman is being reprimanded after an ethics investigation found that she sexually harassed an aide. The legislator, first-term Republican Angela Wozniak representing suburban Cheektowaga, was accused by her legislative director of coercing him into...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Can I Get Out Of Jury Duty?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Can I Get Out Of Jury Duty?

Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and...

Feds To Cuomo: STFU About Your Ethics

Feds To Cuomo: STFU About Your Ethics "Success"

(Governor's Flickr account) Criticisms of the governor's compromised ethics commission are overblown, according to a flurry of statements released by members of the commission who clearly felt the cold barrel of Cuomo's "overwhelming success" against their...

Sanitation Worker Canned For Accepting $20 Tip

Sanitation Worker Canned For Accepting $20 Tip

The Trash Heap has spoken. A 56-year-old worker for the Department of Sanitation was forced to resign after he was caught accepting a $20 tip for carting off a big pile of wood, furniture, and other...

Today In Legally Dubious Behavior: Clarence Thomas's Rich Friend Is Building Him A Museum

Today In Legally Dubious Behavior: Clarence Thomas's Rich Friend Is Building Him A Museum

According to one of his ex-girlfriends, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas has a "fantasy [package]," is "easily aroused," and had "a strong interest in pornography." All of this is 100 percent legal and 110 percent really gross!...

Were Weiner's Gym Photos Unethical?

Were Weiner's Gym Photos Unethical?

Weiner "action" figure, now available! Thanks to TMZ's release this weekend of his gym photo shoot, the already intense pressure for randy Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign just keeps building to a climax. But while Weiner...

"Cost Of Admission" To Pass State Ethics Bill Is Not Very Ethical

Cuomo announces the proposed ethics legislation on Monday, via Governor Cuomo's Flickr A spoonful of loopholes makes the medicine go down. A new ethics bill drafted in the New York state legislature will require elected officials...

Markowitz Admits Ethics Violation, Pays Fine, Fuhgeddsaboutit

Markowitz Admits Ethics Violation, Pays Fine, Fuhgeddsaboutit

The Teflon Borough President and constituents. The NYC Conflicts of Interests Board has fined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz $2,000 for accepting free legal work from a subordinate, in violation of the city’s conflict of interest...

NY State Ethics Chief: It's Hard To Police Albany

NY State Ethics Chief: It's Hard To Police Albany

The head of the NY Commission on Public Integrity is resigning and Michael Cherkasky broke the shocking news that the ethics panel doesn't do a very good job, because it's underfunded. Plus it's focused on the...

Rangel Faces Censure Vote AKA

Rangel Faces Censure Vote AKA "Public Humiliation"

Yesterday, the House Ethics panel voted, 9 to 1, that Rep. Charles Rangel should face formal censure for his ethics violations, including multiple rent-stabilized apartments, financial mishaps, and his work to solicit donations for a City College...

Rangel's Ethics Hearing Begins, He Asks For Postponement

Rangel's Ethics Hearing Begins, He Asks For Postponement

Today, Rep. Charles Rangel's ethics hearing started. But the longtime Harlem Congressman asked for a postponement, saying he needed time to set up a legal defense fund and get a lawyer, and added that he was denied...

MSNBC Suspends Keith Olbermann Over Donation

MSNBC Suspends Keith Olbermann Over Donation

This morning, Politico revealed that MSNBC star Keith Olbermann made campaign contributions to three Democratic candidates...and now the cable network has suspended him without pay. (NBC has a strict policy about that.) Olbermann confirmed the donations,...

Rangel Wins Primary, Goes Back To DC

Rangel Wins Primary, Goes Back To DC "A Stronger Man"

Last night, embattled longtime House member Rep. Charles Rangel won the Democratic primary for the 15th Congressional seat in Harlem. He had 50% of the vote; the next closest challenger was Adam Clayton Powell IV, who...

Rangel:

Rangel: "I'm Just One Of The Foot Soldiers"

Rep. Charles Rangel, the 20-term politician who is facing trial for numerous House ethics violations, defiantly vowed to fight, fight, fight for renomination. Appearing this weekend at an outdoor celebration organized by church leaders in Harlem, Rangel...

Paterson May Face Charges For Yankees Tix Testimony

Paterson May Face Charges For Yankees Tix Testimony

A new report released today about whether Governor Paterson perjured himself over free Yankees tickets concluded the matter "warrants consideration of possible criminal charges." Sigh, Albany. Judith Kaye, the former top NY Judge appointed as the...

Paterson Faces $93K Fine For Yankees World Series Tickets

Paterson Faces $93K Fine For Yankees World Series Tickets

Damn Yankees—these might be the most expensive World Series tickets ever! Last fall, Governor Paterson and his aides allegedly solicited five free tickets to the Yankees World Series games. The tickets had a face value of...

Rangel Reportedly Trying To Settle Ethics Charges

Rangel Reportedly Trying To Settle Ethics Charges

Two days before the House ethics committee is scheduled to release details of violations it is charging Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) with, the embattled Congressman is reportedly trying to make a deal. The Daily News reports...

Rangel Feels

Rangel Feels "Extraordinarily Good" About House Ethics Trial

After years of questions about his four (!) rent-stabilized apartments, not reporting income and/or taxes on various properties and sales, using House letterhead to solicit donations for a CUNY graduate school named after him, and more,...

MTA Internal Affairs Chief Allegedly Hid Affair With Subordinate

MTA Internal Affairs Chief Allegedly Hid Affair With Subordinate

MTA internal affairs chief George Lake reportedly violated ethics rules by not reporting his internal affair with Leona Roots, an administrative associate in his department. All employees are required to report personal relationships in order to...

Majority Of Albany Pols Won't Reveal Outside Income

Majority Of Albany Pols Won't Reveal Outside Income

Despite approving an ethics bill that would have required them to reveal how much they make in outside income, nearly two-thirds of state lawmakers refused to reveal the information when pressed. The Daily News decided to...

Panel Rules Legislators Can be Wined and Dined by Lobbyists

Panel Rules Legislators Can be Wined and Dined by Lobbyists

The legislature’s resident ethics panel has decided that it’s alright for Albany lawmakers to accept food and drink at lobbyist-sponsored events, nay it’s one of their “responsibilities.” In 2007 a law forbade officials from accepting gifts...

"Salty Old Sailor" Accused Of "Snorkeling" Navy Roommate

Although former Rep. Eric Massa has been abandoned by conservative pundits, new reports indicate he's still a teabagger. Men who served in the Navy with the former Congressman claim Massa repeatedly made unwanted advances toward subordinates,...

Ethics Scandals Hit Democrats At A Bad Time

Ethics Scandals Hit Democrats At A Bad Time

It's not a good time to be a Democratic politician. With elections just eight months away and Democratic leaders already under scrutiny for their positions on healthcare and the economy, ethics scandals involving Gov. Paterson, Rep....

Rangel Might Reconsider Running For Reelection

Rangel Might Reconsider Running For Reelection

What week it's been for Rep. Charles Rangel. He's gone from being found guilty of violating rules by the House Ethics panel and defiantly announcing he would run for a 21st term in Congress to "temporarily"...

Rangel May Not Keep His House Chairmanship

Rangel May Not Keep His House Chairmanship

After an ethics panel found he broke the rules, reports are swirling that scandal-plagued Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Harlem) will step down as the powerful chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. While some media outlets...

Rangel Unrepentant After Ethics Violation

Rangel Unrepentant After Ethics Violation

Despite admonishment by an ethics committee for taking a corporate sponsored trip to the Caribbean, flouting House rules barring gifts worth more than $50, Congressman Charlie Rangel says he won’t resign from his powerful post on...

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