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  • Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges
    New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying ploy moved to N.Y. to face other charges

    The federal case against a Vermont man accused of trying to extort at least $500,000 from polo magnate John Goodman by claiming he could throw his DUI manslaughter retrial is on hold while he faces charges in an unrelated case out of New York. James D....

    Activist accused in Palm schools chief extortion case faces more allegations

    Activist accused in Palm schools chief extortion case faces more allegations
    A prosecutor is leveling two new extortion allegations against the local activist charged nearly two years ago with attempting to squeeze almost $1 million from Palm Beach County's schools superintendent. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley agreed Friday to delay...

    After Bolivia ordeal, a Hollywood star-aided healing for American businessman

    It began with an attempt to salvage an ill-fated investment in Bolivian rice farms, devolved into a Third World prison nightmare and climaxed with an escape engineered with the help of actor Sean Penn. But, so far, there has been no Hollywood ending...

    Status of pension remains unclear

    Some of the hardest punishment former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces for being found guilty of corruption, his supporters argue, is losing his state pension. But that may not be a sure thing despite a state law that was meant to deny retirement benefits to...