Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

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A federal court has fined a Connecticut investment company $22 million for running a Ponzi scheme. Sharon-based Wilkinson Financial Opportunity Fund bilked 30 investors out of $11 million.

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On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump promised to run government like a business and slash "excessive regulations." Yet, he also promised to resurrect one of the biggest bank regulations in modern history: The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.

On L.I., Zeldin Wins Re-Election, Suozzi Replaces Israel

Nov 9, 2016
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First District

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin won a sweeping reelection victory in New York's 1st Congressional District. With all precincts reporting, Zeldin won by more than 50,000 votes.

In his victory speech, Zeldin gave a mostly positive message, touting the traditional Republican platform planks, but he also made concessions to his divided district.

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The race in New York’s 1st Congressional District has turned into a heated battle as Democratic challenger Anna Throne-Holst tries to close the gap between her and Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin. The candidates have clashed on almost every issue from gun control to climate change.

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A new smartphone app called M&M Defend wants to better prepare people convicted of white collar crimes of their rights. Lawyers are pushing the new software to help financial professionals, who are confronted by federal prosecutors.

Admittedly, it’s a pretty niche market.