Malcolm Smith found guilty
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Former state Senator Malcolm Smith has been found guilty on all counts in a federal corruption trial where he was accused of trying to bribe his way onto the GOP ballot in the 2013 mayoral election, according to published reports. An earlier attempt to prosecute Smith ended in June with a mistrial after it was revealed […]

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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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Leroy Comrie sworn in as new state Senator for southeast Queens
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Newly elected state Sen. Leroy Comrie was joined by many of his friends, family and other members of government as he was sworn in to his new duties on Jan. 11. The ceremony was held at York College and bought together a small army of elected officials, including U.S. Sen Charles Schumer, City Comptroller Scott […]

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Comrie bids farewell to deputy BP seat, gears up for state Senate
Photo courtesy of Borough President Melinda Katz’s office

Leroy Comrie has been serving Queens as deputy borough president for about a year, but he’s getting ready to return to an arena he’s more familiar with. He is starting his bid as the new state senator of the 14th District of Queens covering Jamaica, Queens Village, St. Albans and Hollis. Borough President Melinda Katz […]

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A year in photos: The Queens Courier looks back at 2014
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The Queens Courier is taking a look back at the year gone by, from the inauguration of a new mayor to the horrifying derailment of an F train under Queens Boulevard. The year saw more political ups and downs, tragedies and celebrations. Our high school basketball teams were champions and Queens was named the best place to visit in the nation. Looking forward to 2015, we […]

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