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Tax Dollars on Display (but you have to buy a plane ticket)

Long Island elected officials have steered at least $1.38 million in taxpayer dollars and other assistance to a struggling nonprofit run by a felon convicted in a high-profile Suffolk County public corruption scandal, a Newsday investigation has found. Edward Morris Sr., 65, the executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, pleaded guilty in… Continue reading Tax Dollars on Display (but you have to buy a plane ticket)


Questions about Rice’s early prosecutions

The Kings County district attorney’s prosecution of Antowine Butts for double homicide imploded and ended in an acquittal in 2000, but not before Butts spent two years in a Rikers Island jail cell. After the case unraveled, Butts alleged that he was a victim of prosecutorial misconduct in a civil rights lawsuit that was settled with New… Continue reading Questions about Rice’s early prosecutions


The Insiders

Two Suffolk County judges violated court rules designed to promote transparency and limit cronyism while awarding at least $600,000 in fees and expenses to political power broker Gary Melius and a network of his associates, a Newsday investigation has found. Suffolk Supreme Court Justice Thomas Whelan appointed Melius and his associates to serve as property… Continue reading The Insiders