Posts Tagged ‘Carl Kruger’

Political Winners & Losers: Rangel rakes in endorsements this week

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

WINNERS Stephanie Miner – Be honest. Before Tuesday, had you ever even heard of Stephanie Miner? Though Miner has long been acclaimed as a rising star in Central New York, where she’s been mayor of Syracuse since 2010, she was largely unknown across the rest of the state until Governor Cuomo plucked her from obscurity this [&hellip
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Searching for Answers in the Sands of Time

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Childhood is where the seed of corrupt politicians is planted  By Alan S. Chartock A long, long time ago, I spent the summers on Fire Island with my family. My best friend, now passed, was Jon Lipsky, who went on to develop a tremendous reputation as a teacher and a playwright of the first order. [&hellip
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Kruger Receives Seven Years in Prison for Corruption

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

Former State Senator Carl Kruger, once the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was sentenced to seven years in prison today for his role in a wide-ranging bribery scheme that ensnared other lawmakers, prominent lobbyists, and several hospital administrators. The seven-year sentence is less than the 9 to 11 years the U.S. Attorney’s Office [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Is Christine Quinn trying to force Stringer out of the mayoral race?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Top city and state Republicans are setting up fundraising and paperwork for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to jump into the mayor’s race in 2013, without Kelly’s involvement. Council Speaker Christine Quinn is reportedly trying to force Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer to drop out of the mayor’s race. NYC mayors have come [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political “Winners & Losers”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

WINNERS Liz Benjamin – What a happy two-year anniversary present for Capital Tonight superblogger Liz Benjamin: a “dossier” of her “generally snarky” blog posts from the Cuomo administration, helpfully gift wrapped by Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith. Not that Benjamin needed evidence that she was getting under the governor’s skin; we’re sure she’s received more than a [&hellip
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