Scarborough pleads guilty on corruption charges
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BY ANGELA MATUA Former Assemblyman William Scarborough pleaded guilty Thursday to federal and state corruption charges, officials said. Scarborough, who represented the 29th District in southeast Queens for 20 years, was arrested last October for wire fraud and theft concerning a program receiving federal funds. Scarborough is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 14 in Albany. […]

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Assemblyman Scarborough to plead guilty: reports
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Assemblyman William Scarborough is expected to plead guilty in a felony corruption case and step down from office after serving southeast Queens for two decades, according to published reports. Scarborough was arrested in October for allegedly stealing campaign funds and collecting travel reimbursement checks through the voucher system, which legislators receive when they are in the state […]

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Halloran slammed with 10 years behind bars for bribery scheme
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A federal judge threw the book at disgraced former Councilman Dan Halloran, sentencing him on Wednesday to 10 years behind bars for his conviction in a failed bribery plot to hijack the Republican Party’s 2013 mayoral nomination for Democrat Malcolm Smith. Halloran, a former Republican councilman from northeast Queens, hoped to receive probation or home […]

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Sentencing for Dan Halloran on bribery conviction pushed back to March 4
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Disgraced former City Councilman Dan Halloran will have another six weeks to practice his scuba diving techniques after a federal judge this week adjourned sentencing for his role in a bribery scheme during the 2013 mayoral campaign. Halloran, who was scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, is now due to go before U.S. District Court […]

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New accusations versus LIC art fraudster
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The owner of a Queens foundry, who pleaded guilty early this year to selling a counterfeit sculpture worth $11 million, is allegedly behind another scam, according to a former New York City artist. Brian Ramnarine, owner of the Empire Bronze Art Foundry in Long Island City, was arrested in 2012 for attempting to sell a […]

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