corruption

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Several senators who are part of a breakaway group of Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference were paid extra stipends – ranging from $12,500 to $18,000 a year – for serving on various Senate committees controlled by the majority party Republicans.

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Suffolk County has filed a lawsuit against former county Conservative Chairman Edward Walsh in an attempt to recoup the salary and overtime Walsh illegally accepted.

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Former Suffolk County Conservative Party Leader Edward Walsh faces new federal accusations that he cheated the county out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors also say he tried to influence the testimonies of three potential witnesses at his corruption trial last year.

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State lawmakers and lobby groups say Governor Cuomo was in error when he said that there was no political will to enact reforms in 2017.

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Another sitting state legislator, Rob Ortt, has been indicted, along with the person who held the western New York Senate seat before him, George Maziarz – on corruption charges. The indictments come as ethics reform proposals in the state budget are faltering.

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