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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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Avella bill would give state say in large land deals

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 23, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

Inspired by the controversial sale of Creedmoor land to the Indian Cultural and Community Center, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) penned legislation that would require the state attorney general and state comptroller to review and approve all land sales worth $100,000 and higher to private companies. The state Dormitory Authority sold a 4 1/2-acre parcel [...]

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Schneiderman files federal suit over poor hydrofracking review

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, Statewide Offices on June 2, 2011 | No Comments

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he was filing a lawsuit Tuesday against the federal government for what he said was a failure to commit to an environmental review of proposed regulations that would allow natural gas drilling — including a technique known as hydrofracking — in the Delaware River Basin. “Before any decisions on [...]

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Feds eye Huntley: Source

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, District 10, Governor, State Senate, Statewide Offices on May 19, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-St. Albans) is under federal investigation, a legislative source familiar with the probe said. While the source could not say exactly why federal investigators were looking at Huntley, the New York Post reported the southeast Queens senator received a federal subpoena in connection with $400,000 in member items she helped steer [...]