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, [...]


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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$14B capital program will harm MTA operating budget: DiNapoli

Posted by Philip Newman in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the MTA’s plan to borrow more than $14 billion could further imperil the agency’s financial straits. “The MTA is in a very difficult position as it struggles to hold together a strained operating budget while proposing the largest borrowing program in its history to fund capital projects,” DiNapoli said. In [...]

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DiNapoli to look at NYRA’s books again

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said he will be taking another look at the New York Racing Association’s books to determine whether NYRA appropriately followed recommendations to become solvent, his office announced last week. The racing association oversees Aqueduct Race Track, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. The review will examine NYRA’s response to two earlier [...]

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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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Gianaris bill would boost terror defense

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 12, State Senate on March 17, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has introduced legislation to have the director of the state Office of Homeland Security keep an eye on all facilities owned by the MTA, making sure they are prepared for a terrorist attack. “We’ve delayed long enough in actually providing this oversight,” Gianaris said. The senator referred the bill to [...]