Tag: Eric Schneiderman

New York

What is New York doing about DACA?

This week, President Donald Trump announced that he'd cave to conservative pressure to restrict immigration by phasing out the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; here's a refresher) over the next six months. New York politicians immediately sprang into action. Mayor Bill de Blasio penned a Daily News op-ed pledging to protect the DREAMers, immigrants…

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Ruben Wills is on trial.
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Corruption Watch: Nassau Republicans Indicted, NYC Councilman on Trial, Senator Gets Off

Last week, a Nassau County jury indicted former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto for corruption along with two former town commissioners. Venditto has been a powerful Republican leader until he stepped down after federal prosecutors charged him and County Executive Edward Mangano for taking bribes. Meanwhile, Queens City Councilman Ruben Wills is on trial for…

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Did Trump’s former campaign manager break the law?

Thought you could avoid hearing about Trump, did you? Sorry. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance are digging into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. He may have committed fraud and money laundering by using shell companies to buy property, including a Trump Tower apartment. The FBI, Treasury Department, and Congressional…

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