Tag: dean skelos

Appeals Court Overturns Skelos Corruption Conviction

A federal appeals court in Manhattan overturned the 2015 corruption conviction of ex-New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, Adam, on Tuesday, triggering the possibility of a retrial.

Ex-State Sen. Jack Martins Announces Run for Nassau Executive

Jack Martins, a former Republican New York State senator, announced Wednesday his plans to run for Nassau County executive while the indicted GOP incumbent hasn’t said if he’ll seek a third term.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto Resigning After Corruption Arrest

Ten-term Republican Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, citing his arrest on federal corruption charges last month, announced Tuesday plans to resign the office he was first elected to 20 years ago.

Top 10 Long Island News Stories of 2016

Whether it was the presidential election results or death of beloved icons such as Prince, David Bowie, Muhammed Ali or Leonard Cohen, few are sad to bid farewell to 2016.

Phillips Wins, Venditto Too Close to Call as NY Senate Majority...

Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.

Nassau Exec Mangano, Wife and Oyster Bay Supervisor Indicted, Feds Say

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife, Linda, and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto have been indicted on federal charges that will be unsealed Thursday, prosecutors said. Multiple New York news outlets quoting anonymous sources reported that Mangano, atwo-term Republican from Bethpage, is expected to be charged in connection with the investigation into a Syosset restaurateur who’s been indicted for fraud and bribing a Town of Oyster Bay official.

Ex-Cuomo Aide Among 9 Charged in Upstate NY Corruption Bust, Feds...

A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was among nine people arrested for corruption in two alleged schemes that included bid-rigging and bribery involving the Buffalo Billion initiative, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Long Island State Legislative Primary Results

John DeVito, a 25-year-old law student from Mastic Beach, won a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday, earning a spot on general election ballots to challenge freshman New York State Sen. Tom Croci (R-Sayville), according to unofficial results from the board of elections. That race was one of five Democratic primaries for state Legislative seats on Long Island. In the other four—two state Assembly seats each for Nassau and Suffolk counties—challengers were unsuccessful against three incumbents and a party nominee to fill a vacancy.

Long Island Primary Voters Guide 2016

Registered Democratic voters will cast their ballots Tuesday in five Long Island primary races that will decide which New York State legislative candidates are among the choices on Election Day. The match-ups include a three-way Democratic primary in the lone LI state Senate race on September ballots and four primaries in local state Assembly races—two in Suffolk County and two in Nassau.

Calls for Ethics Reform Get Louder on Long Island

Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and statewide are rallying and organizing other grassroots efforts aimed at pressuring lawmakers into being more ethical and transparent. Local good government groups picketed this week outside the Long Island office of New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Smithtown), urging him to allow passage of ethics reforms for Albany lawmakers before the legislative session ends June 16. And a New York City-based nonprofit this week announced that it’s suing LI municipalities that fail to turn over financial documents in a statewide citizen-led transparency initiative recently started in Nassau and Suffolk counties.