ALBANY—Preston Felton, the acting director of the State Police during the Troopergate affair, has settled with the Commission on Public Integrity. Felton admitted he violated the Public Officers law but will pay no fine because the commission does not have the power to levy one.
Barry Ginsberg, the executive director of the commission said Read More
ALBANY—The Commission on Public Integrity's decision to fine Darren Dopp $10,000 for his role in the ‘Troopergate' affair doesn't go far enough, former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno said through a spokesman.
"The Commission on Public Integrity has concluded that, while working for Elliot Spitzer, Darren Dopp joined with and used the media Read More
ALBANY—The Commission on Public Integrity has fined Darren Dopp, Eliot Spitzer's former communications director, $10,000 for "knowingly and intentionally using his official position as the Governor's Communications Director to obtain an unlawful benefit" in the Troopergate affair.
Dopp, now a lobbyist “media relations” consultant with Patricia Lynch Associates, was fined the maximum amount. Read More
ALBANY—A new report by Inspector General Joseph Fisch finds that while it was investigating the Troopergate affair, the executive director of the Commission on Public Integrity spoke regularly with members of the Spitzer administration.
The report calls for the resignation of Herbert Teitelbaum, who Fisch said may have violated the public officer's law by Read More
ALBANY—The Commission on Public Integrity is moving forward with a hearing for Darren Dopp, Eliot Spitzer's former communications director, even though he announced yesterday he won't show up.
At the request of Dopp's attorney, Michael Koenig, several letters to administrative Judge Christine Kopec were entered into the record. In these letters, Dopp asked for Read More
Say one thing for Eliot Spitzer, in light of newly released testimony from the Troopergate affair: He knows how to stick to a story.
The former governor was spared, from a legal standpoint, because, according to the State Commission on Public Integrity: "[t]he failure to supervise subordinates, without more, does not violate the Public Read More
Some of the most significant collateral damage from Eliot Spitzer’s implosion involves the reputations of two of his one-time allies: former communications director Darren Dopp (the original scapegoat for Troopergate) and David Soares, the Albany County District Attorney (who is the current scapegoat).
Dopp has been on the offensive trying to Read More
Darren Dopp, wearing a jacket and tie, talks to a few reporters in the L.G.A. (Legislative Correspondents Association), just like old times.
Eliot Spitzer is making his second trip to Washington D.C. today, to explain his decision to back off his plan to allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.
Spitzer will make the announcement flanked by New York’s Democratic congressional delegation, which almost uniformly opposes a related aspect of that driver’s license policy: Read More
So, what to make of Darren Dopp’s refusal to obey a subpoena from the state legislature, claiming executive privilege?
“I don’t see anything specific that’s going to be directly related to this,” said Peter Galie, chair of the department of political science at Caisius College in Buffalo, after skimming through Read More