ALBANY—State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. has filed eight required campaign-finance disclosure reports, in the wake of increasing public pressure and the broadening interest of Albany County District Attorney David Soares.
But the required reports–which stretch from after the primary election and through the general election–say that Espada's campaign had "no activity." It Read More
ALBANY—That's Paul Tonko with retiring Representative Mike McNulty, just before taking the oath of office to serve in Congress.
Democrats packed the Assembly chamber for an omnibus swearing-in ceremony. In addition to Tonko, Assemblymen Jack McEneny, Tim Gordon and Bob Reilly were sworn in, as was Albany County District Attorney David Soares.
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– compiled by Azi Paybarah
Albany County District Attorney David Soares, whose handling of the Eliot Spitzer investigation has been severely criticized, is hoping that after releasing 8,562 pages of documents, folks will move on.
In a statement from his office, Soares said: "Today, the two people who began this controversy are no longer a part of our government, 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
Here’s some clarification on According to a spokeswoman for Albany County District Attorney David Soares, Albany police did not “preserve” the videotape–according to Camara "crucial" evidence in the D.U.I. case against him–that showed Camara refusing to take a breathalyser test at the police station.
Spokeswoman Heather Orth told me that, as in all D.U.I. cases, Read More
Assemblyman Karim Camara of Brooklyn, who was arrested for D.U.I. last year, says a police videotape related to the case has been destroyed, leaving officials without what he called “the one objective piece of evidence.”
Camara made the comment after Liz and I approached him outside of City Hall, where he was just Read More
The Troopergate investigators are being investigated, according to a statement released just now from the Chairman of the New York State Commission on Investigations, Alfred Lerner.
He said the commission “has renewed its investigation into this whole matter," but added this: "Let me be clear. The Commission is not investigating the events concerning Troopergate; Read More
Andrew Cuomo’s office just released two letters related to the Troopergate investigation.
The first, dated yesterday, is from Albany County District Attorney David Soares to David Paterson’s office, asking that the governor waive privileges to documents related to Troopergate. (Soares is expected to issue his second report on the effort to smear Joe Bruno later Read More
Liz and I both showed up for Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ small fund-raiser in Manhattan last night.
Two things stood out:
First, Soares talked about his family’s experience, which put him on the path to opposing mandatory drug sentencing laws, also know as the Rockefeller Drug Laws, an Read More