Tag: Lee Zeldin
Retired Suffolk County Sheriff's Office investigator Ed Walsh swindled taxpayers by going on golf outings, sitting at poker tables and attending political meetings instead of performing his duties as a lieutenant, prosecutors alleged Wednesday during opening arguments at the Suffolk County Conservative Party chairman's federal fraud trial.
Walsh is on trial for scheming to defraud taxpayers of $80,000 in no-show work at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and Suffolk County jail. Prosecutors allege Walsh falsely represented that he was working while he was actually gambling at Foxwood’s Casino in Connecticut, golfing, or conducting Conservative Party business on the taxpayer dime. The party big was also accused of lying to FBI agents when he allegedly claimed he worked flex time for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
The veteran Long Island Democrat leaves after eight terms in Congress and now the race is on to succeed him.
"We have to capitalize on our potential to be a leader in the transition to a cleaner, greener economy."
The outcome of this hotly contested race could send ripples through the Democratic Party on Long Island and beyond because it threatens the control of its traditional leadership.
The largest trade agreement ever negotiated in the world, whose details are being kept secret, is coming up for a key vote Friday afternoon that has split LI's Representatives but not along traditional party lines.
The vote come nearly two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance at home and abroad by the surveillance agency.
Many are concerned about where these negotiations are headed, considering a preliminary agreement is supposed to be reached by Tuesday, March 31.
John Tsunis is also CEO of Long Island Hotels and an attorney at Islandia law firm Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney.