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Group set to protest in support of Huntley nonprofit associates

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, District 10, State Senate, Statewide Offices on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

A nonprofit comprised of clergy and headed by the Rev. Charles Norris Sr. of southeast Queens plans to rally next week outside Nassau Supreme Court in defense of four associates of state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), who were indicted on grand larceny charges. The group, Clergy United for Community Empowerment, says the four associates — [...]

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Huntley group charged with grand larceny

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Attorney General, District 10, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices on December 15, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) went on the defensive last week after state prosecutors indicted four of her associates, including her niece, as part of an investigation into state money that went into a nonprofit that the senator created. Although state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli have not charged Huntley, [...]

Alan Hevesi

Alan Hevesi denied early release

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Comptroller, City Offices, Governor, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on December 8, 2011 | No Comments

In a 2-1 decision, disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was denied his first shot at parole last week and will remain in an upstate prison, where he is serving time for corruption, for at least one more year. Hevesi, who was sentenced to one year to four years in prison in April for taking [...]

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Jax Hts’ pre-recession economy grew three times that of city

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 25, District 34, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli painted a mostly positive portrait of Jackson Heights and its surrounding neighborhoods’ economy on a visit to the community last week, saying small businesses owned by immigrants bring in much money and the area has enormous potential growth. “The economic future of northwestern Queens is a bright one,” DiNapoli said. The [...]

Alan Hevesi

Convicted ex-comptroller cleans up in prison

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Offices, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi is collecting a six-figure pension while he serves time in a state prison on corruption charges. Hevesi, also an ex-state assemblyman and city comptroller from Forest Hills, was sentenced to one to four years in prison in April for accepting about $1 million in gifts, including trips to Israel [...]

Comptroller John Liu

Liu campaign woes worsen with $527,400 in sign fines

Posted by Joe Anuta in Attorney General, City Comptroller, City Offices, Statewide Offices on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

This was probably not the kind of publicity City Comptroller John Liu had hoped for. The aspiring mayor is facing both a fine for a previous campaign and an accusation of malfeasance surrounding his current one. Late last month he announced that he had retained former state Attorney General Robert Abrams to audit his yet-unregistered [...]