Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who has managed to remain popular in the city despite growing frustration with some of the NYPD’s policies, was booed today by students at Brown University. Read More
Law & Order
An outside political action committee supporting Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota scored a significant legal victory today–leaving Democrat Bill de Blasio’s campaign fuming.
John Liu’s former campaign treasurer, Jia “Jenny” Hou, is appealing her conviction.
Ms. Hou, who was just 25 years old when she was arrested on fraud charges last year, was sentenced earlier this month to 10 months in prison for her participation in a straw donor scheme on behalf of Mr. Liu’s mayoral campaign. Read More
City Comptroller John Liu is fuming after his former campaign treasurer and a fund-raiser were sentenced to prison terms by a judge earlier today.
The fund-raiser, Oliver Pan, 48, and the treasurer, Jenny Hou, 27, were prosecuted for their role in a straw-donor scheme to funnel money into Mr. Liu’s failed mayoral campaign. Read More
Three more businessmen have pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson to pass favorable legislation, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced this evening. Read More
New York Post reporter Doug Auer allegedly became the target of police ire after he wrote a scandalous story about an illicit Labor Day BBQ on the roof of police headquarters. Apparently, nothing is as sacred to New York’s Finest as roasted meat, fire code be damned.
According to Mr. Auer, current and retired cops responded on an unofficial NYPD message board with jeers, threats and personal details (including the reporter’s home address and personal photos from his Facebook page), Gothamist reported at the time.
Mr. Auer, who said he took down his Facebook page in response, is back–and now he’s commenting on his private Facebook page. He’s also threatening “atomic wedgies” to those who come after him. Read More