Political corruption in New York manages to grab even more of the spotlight, courtesy of Lifetime’s Brighton Beach.
Michael Levitis, lawyer and owner of Rasputin Nightclub (2670 Coney Island Avenue) confirmed to Sheepshead Bites that the show is focused, in part, on his family, a casting decision that comes as Read More
US Attorney Preet Bharara’s case against State Senator Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland, lobbyist Richard Lipsky and five other defendants today is a run-of-the-mill bribery scheme. Two of them, actually.
In the first, Bharara alleges a friend of Kruger’s set up “a shell company in the name of Olympian [which] wasn’t engaged in anything other Read More
Unsealed this morning.
I’m reading it now, but one quick detail stood out:
On or about February 11, 2011, RICHARD LIPSKY, the defendant, met with CARL KRUGER, the defendant, inside LIPSKY’s car in the vicinity of 18th Street and Fith Avenue in Manhattan.
Not like there’s any shortage of meeting rooms or coffee shops around Read More
Are wrapped up in Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio‘s corruption case.
From Jacob Gershman:
Federal court documents from the case described a friendly relationship between Mr. Kruger and the chief executive of MediSys, a health-care network that includes Jamaica Hospital in Queens and Brookdale University hospital in Brooklyn.
The chief executive of MediSys sought the Read More
One of the most common defenses made of Brooklyn Democratic boss and Assembly Housing Chair Vito Lopez — espoused by himself and others — is that while he may bend the rules, it is always in the service of his beloved Bushwick.
The Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center, which Lopez founded in the ’70s and Read More
Distinctively coiffed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty of just one count of lying to federal investigators. That’s one count out of 24. The jury in Blagojevich’s corruption trial deliberated for 2 weeks but ended up deadlocked on the 23 remaining counts against the former governor. The judge will declare a mistrial Read More