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Disgraced former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has begun the process of appealing his corruption conviction. In his appeal to reverse the decision, Silver’s lawyer is siting a case against Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell in which by a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court, McDonnell avoided ethic charges.
On Thursday, March 16, in Manhattan’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Steven Molo, the attorney representing Silver, used the determination made in the McDonnell case, which severely restricted the definition of corruption, in his arguments that he presented to a panel of three judges.
As previously reported by The Jewish Voice, the once-powerful political leader, who took advantage of his position to swindle $5.4 million in
On Thursday, March 16, prosecutors said, that a member of a Brooklyn area watch group has given cash and gifts to officers throughout the borough in addition to bribing several officers in the gun-licensing division of the New York Police Department to obtain dozens of handgun permits.
In Manhattan, in Federal District Court, the disclosure was made suggesting that new evidence of misconduct within the police department is continuing to turn up as part of a major federal probe into
On Thursday, March 16, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that President Donald Trump’s budget “will have a hugely negative impact on his hometown.” Under the new budget proposal, which was released on Thursday by President Trump, the city may lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for schools, housing security and transportation.
At a news conference in City Hall, de Blasio said, “New York City is directly in the cross hairs. This will make New Yorkers less safe, it will make it harder to
New York education officials are expected next week to eliminate a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because a disproportionate number of African-American and Hispanic test takers were failing it.
The state Board of Regents has looked to adopt a task force's recommendation of eliminating the Academic Literacy Skills Test, according to the Associated Press.
"We want high standards, without a doubt. Not every given test is going
Law enforcement authorities are under the gun in their frantic search for a missing laptop computer that contained floor plans at Trump Tower. The laptop was issued to a Secret Service agent. According to published reports, last Thursday, the laptop was lifted from the car belonging to agent Marie Argentieri who reported it missing. The question that authorities are grappling with is whether the theft was premeditated or whether it was the work of a random burglar. Sources have said that the