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Buffalo Attorney Indicted on Felony Charge

Buffalo Attorney Indicted on Felony Charge

04/03/2018  |  Comments Off on Buffalo Attorney Indicted on Felony Charge

Buffalo attorney Matthew Albert has been indicted on three new charges, including a felony, related to a domestic violence incidence... more

Jury Being Selected for Former Cuomo Aide

Jury Being Selected for Former Cuomo Aide

01/23/2018  |  Comments Off on Jury Being Selected for Former Cuomo Aide

The jury is being selected in the corruption trial of one of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aides. Joseph Percoco... more

Suspended Buffalo Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges

Suspended Buffalo Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges

12/21/2017  |  Comments Off on Suspended Buffalo Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charges

On Tuesday, December 5, Buffalo Police Officer Joseph Hassett pleaded not guilty to a five-count indictment that accuses him of... more

Sam Hoyt Sexual Harassment Investigation

Sam Hoyt Sexual Harassment Investigation

11/02/2017  |  Comments Off on Sam Hoyt Sexual Harassment Investigation

Sam Hoyt, former regional president for Empire State Development, stepped down from his position on Monday, October 30. It was... more

Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

03/03/2017  |  Comments Off on Pay-to-Play Suit Against Mayor Brown Dismissed

NRP Properties filed a lawsuit alleging that Mayor Byron Brown and others were engaged in “pay-to-play”. A federal judge recently... more

Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

11/11/2016  |  Comments Off on Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

On November 10, a Niagara Falls councilman was charged with an elections law violation. I spoke to WGRZ about the... more

Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

10/06/2016  |  Comments Off on Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied allegations that he was involved in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal after a witness... more

After Years of Rumors, Former NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Faces Serious Charges

02/02/2015  |  Comments Off on After Years of Rumors, Former NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Faces Serious Charges

Sheldon Silver, who served as speaker of the New York State Assembly for two decades, was arrested January 22 on... more

Prosecutors’ Failures Led to Decisions Clearing Police Officers of Brown and Garner Deaths

12/22/2014  |  Comments Off on Prosecutors’ Failures Led to Decisions Clearing Police Officers of Brown and Garner Deaths

While prosecutors typically present their cases and ask grand juries for indictments, this was not done effectively in Ferguson, Missouri,... more

Following Failures to Indict Police Officers Wilson and Pantaleo, Many Ask “Is Our Grand Jury System Broken?”

Following Failures to Indict Police Officers Wilson and Pantaleo, Many Ask “Is Our Grand Jury System Broken?”

12/05/2014  |  Comments Off on Following Failures to Indict Police Officers Wilson and Pantaleo, Many Ask “Is Our Grand Jury System Broken?”

The recent failure of grand juries in St. Louis County, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, to indict police officers... more