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 — [...]


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 [...]

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Hevesi gets jail time for kickbacks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Attorney General, City Comptroller, City Offices, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on April 21, 2011 | No Comments

He used to be state comptroller, but now Forest Hills resident Alan Hevesi is known as Inmate 11-R-1334. Hevesi was sent to a jail Friday in upstate Ulster County after being sentenced earlier that day to one to four years in prison for his role in the corruption scheme involving the state pension fund. The [...]

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Atty. general investigating Sen. Huntley

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Attorney General, Congress, District 10, District 14, District 32, District 6, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House on March 24, 2011 | No Comments

Taxpayer money that was distributed to education groups with close ties to state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) has caught the state attorney general’s eye, according to a published report. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued subpoenas to the nonprofit Parent Information Network Inc., which is run by Huntley’s daughter Pamela Corley, and another group called [...]