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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, June 24, 2017

New York

The infamous “Taxi King” Gene Freidman, 46, was arrested at his home in Manhattan on charges where he has scammed New York State out of millions of dollars in taxi surcharges authorities said Wednesday, reports The New York Post.

According to The Post, Freidman, who has been subject to a slew of criminal charges, civil suits, and professional penalties over the past two years, has been indicted and was presented last Wednesday in Albany to face four counts of criminal tax fraud in the first degree and one count of first-degree grand larceny, said a spokesman for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Each charge carries a maximum sentence of  8 1/3 to 25 years in prison, reports The Post.

According to The Post, Freidman had failed to

On Wednesday, June 7, the Assembly finally passed a bill making it easier for victims of child sex abuse to obtain justice. Before the passage, a lawmaker gave her own emotional recount of being molested by her pastor when she was 10-years-old. 

During the two-hour debate, Brooklyn democrat Assemblywoman Rodneyese Bichotte spoke about how she was bedridden and home-schooled after experiencing a terrible car accident. As she recovered, her religious mother organized a prayer group which ended

The City University of New York is planning to revise the rules over the nonprofit foundations it is affiliated with. This is part of an effort by CUNY to reassure its donors and alumni after it encountered problems from federal and state investigations. 

If the new guidelines are instituted, CUNY would gain power over more than 24 funds, which according to tax records have over $900 million in collective assets and gave $250 million to the university last year.

The New York Times acquired a

Most people that live and/or work in New York City, use the MTA’s buses and subways to get around the five boroughs. Even though it does get us where we have to go, there is plenty to complain about: constant construction, delays, overcrowded trains. Well, there isn’t much anyone can do to make the wait for your train shorter, or get you a seat during rush hour, but there is an initiative to make everyone’s ride a bit more pleasant. 

New York City’s public libraries is starting a new Subway

On Thursday, June 8, it was announced that app cab company Uber agreed to pay $98,000 to settle with the state ethics commission for underreporting approximately $6.3 million in lobbying spending. 

According to the settlement, the hefty fine covers the activities of the company during 2015 and 2016; when Uber won the battle against Mayor d Blasio’s push to limit the company’s New York City operations, and the following year during which it expanded beyond city limits. 

The Daily News