Cuomo Has $16 Million in Campaign Cash and No Campaign. What Now?

The former governor still has a big war chest even as he faces large legal bills.

#campaign-finance, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #glavin-rita-marie, #james-letitia, #legal-profession, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

University of Michigan Fires Its President Over Inappropriate Relationship

Mark Schlissel’s contract was terminated immediately for interactions with a subordinate, the Board of Regents said.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #colleges-and-universities, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #schlissel-mark-s, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-michigan

An Emboldened Cuomo Takes Swings at Accusers and Investigators

“He can’t move on,” Andrew Cuomo’s lawyer said, attacking the credibility of some of the women who accused the former governor of sexual harassment.

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Boris Johnson Again Accused of Breaking His Own Lockdown Rules

The prime minister and his government are accused — yet again — of violating their own lockdown rules, undermining their credibility and attempts to pivot to other issues.

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A Rise in Deadly Border Patrol Chases Renews Accountability Concerns About

The increasing number of deaths adds urgency to questions about when and how agents should engage in high-speed chases as they pursue smugglers and migrants.

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Ethics Adviser Rebukes Boris Johnson Over Downing Street Decorations

The adviser said it was “plainly unsatisfactory” that he was not told that Mr. Johnson had petitioned a prominent donor to arrange financing for the makeover of his apartment.

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A Fed Official’s 2020 Trade Drew Outcry. It Went Further Than First Disclosed.

Corrected disclosures show that Vice Chair Richard H. Clarida sold a stock fund, then swiftly repurchased it before a big Fed announcement.

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Michael Carvajal Is Resigning After Rocky Tenure

Michael Carvajal took over the Bureau of Prisons in February 2020, just as the coronavirus began to sweep through the nation’s prisons.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #carvajal-michael, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #prisons-and-prisoners

Watch Kathy Hochul Give Her First State of the State Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul was set to pledge $10 billion to boost the state’s decimated health care work force, and to direct funds to further combat gun violence.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #elections-governors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hochul-kathleen-c, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-of-the-state-message-nys, #taxation, #term-limits-political-office

Chief Justice Roberts Reflects on Conflicts, Harassment and Judicial Independence

In his year-end report, the chief justice said that the court administrators, not Congress, should address financial conflicts and workplace misconduct in the judicial system.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why the Attorney General Stalled a Move to Collect Cuomo’s Book Profits

A state ethics panel said the former governor had to turn over an estimated $5.1 million in proceeds. Not so fast, the attorney general responded.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #attorneys-general, #books-and-literature, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #joint-commission-on-public-ethics-nys, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Greene and Clyde Rack Up Fines for Defying House’s Mask Mandate

Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde have incurred more than $100,000 combined in penalties for dozens of violations.

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Ethics Investigators in Congress Increasingly Run Into Walls

Lawmakers under scrutiny are more likely than before to simply refuse to cooperate with an inquiry.

#conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #office-of-congressional-ethics, #senate, #senate-committee-on-ethics, #united-states-politics-and-government

Adams Delays Appointment of Ex-Police Official Amid Ethics Concerns

Philip Banks III, who left the Police Department while under federal investigation, was expected to become deputy mayor for public safety.

#adams-eric-l, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #banks-philip-iii, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Prosecutor Won’t Charge Cuomo Over Trooper’s Sexual Harassment Claim

The acting Nassau County district attorney said the allegations were “credible” and “deeply troubling” but not criminal under New York law.

#albany-ny, #apple-craig-d, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #soares-p-david

Alberto Salazar, Coach and Champion Runner, Barred From Sport for Life

The ruling upheld a ban announced in July. Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #cain-mary-1996, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #oregon, #running, #salazar-alberto, #us-center-for-safesport

Haitian Migrants File Lawsuit Protesting Treatment by Border Patrol

Images of Border Patrol agents corralling Black migrants prompted criticism of the Biden administration’s response to an influx of thousands in Del Rio, Texas.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #del-rio-tex, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #haiti, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #rio-grande-river, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

He’s Prosecuted Pirates and Arms Dealers. Now He’ll Advise Eric Adams.

Brendan McGuire, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan who ran an anti-corruption unit, will be Mr. Adams’s chief counsel.

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Anchorage Mayor Briefly Shut Off Fluoride in City’s Water System

Some local officials questioned whether Mayor Dave Bronson was motivated by false claims about the safety of drinking fluoridated water, which have circulated for decades.

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A 3-D Printed Pod Inflames the Assisted Suicide Debate

The pod, known as Sarco, was conceived as a way for people to end their lives without involving a doctor. A plan to introduce it in Switzerland has raised alarm even among right-to-die advocates.

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Former McDonald’s C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook Repays Company $105 Million

The settlement with Steve Easterbrook, who was ousted in 2019 for an inappropriate relationship, is one of the largest ever clawbacks of executive compensation.

#easterbrook-stephen-j-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-compensation, #mcdonalds-corporation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cuomo Is Ordered to Forfeit Earnings From $5.1 Million Book Deal

The ex-governor ran afoul of ethics laws in writing a book focused on his leadership during the pandemic, a state panel had previously found.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #books-and-literature, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #new-york-state

Rethinking U.S. Rules on International Travel

Readers discuss testing requirements and suggest a quarantine. Also: Outdoor dining; universal pre-K; Roe v. Wade; machines and morality; Gil Hodges.

#abortion, #artificial-intelligence, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #halls-of-fame, #hodges-gil, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vermont

Columbus Reaches $5.75 Million Settlement Agreement With Protesters

Under the deal, which is subject to City Council approval, the money would go to 32 plaintiffs who said they were injured by the police during 2020 social justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

House Approves Post-Trump Curbs on Presidential Power

Republicans almost unanimously opposed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which might be broken into separate components in the Senate.

#corruption-institutional, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

De Blasio Fought for 2 Years to Keep Ethics Warning Secret. Here’s Why.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was warned that he created an “appearance of coercion and improper access” by directly contacting donors who had business before the city.

#campaign-finance, #campaign-for-one-new-york, #conflicts-of-interest, #conflicts-of-interest-board-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo Over Role in Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal

The cable news network said it had “terminated him, effective immediately,” a move that came four months after Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York.

#abc-news, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-day-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #tapper-jake, #television, #zucker-jeff

Who Will Hold Prosecutors Accountable?

The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility needs an overhaul.

#criminal-justice, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Seeking Backers for New Fund, Jared Kushner Turns to Middle East

Former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law is trying to raise capital for his investment firm and is turning to a region that he dealt with extensively while in the White House.

#affinity-partners, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #israel, #kushner-jared, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #persian-gulf, #private-equity, #qatar, #saudi-arabia, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.Y.C. Severs Ties With Housing Nonprofit Run by Jack A. Brown III

The city will no longer work with CORE Services Group, the nonprofit run by Jack A. Brown to provide housing and services to the homeless.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #brown-jack-a-iii, #conflicts-of-interest, #core-services-group-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #homeless-persons, #nepotism, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #wages-and-salaries

Assembly Finds ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Cuomo Engaged in Sexual Harassment

The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee’s findings reinforced an earlier state attorney general’s report on former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Cuomo Assembly Report Contains Grounds for Impeachment, Lawmaker Says

A report set to be made public next week sheds new light on the Cuomo administration’s manipulation of nursing home death data and the former governor’s $5.1 million book deal.

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House is Set to Censure Paul Gosar for Violent Video

The Democratic-led House is expected to formally rebuke the Arizona Republican, meting out a rarely used punishment for the first time in over a decade.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gosar-paul-1958, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Press for House Censure of Gosar for Violent Anime Video

The House is expected to vote to formally rebuke the Arizona Republican and strip him of his committee seats for the video depicting him attacking two Democrats.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gosar-paul-1958, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states-politics-and-government

Zalmay Khalilzad Battles Critics in U.S. and Afghanistan

Zalmay Khalilzad, who stepped down as the envoy for Afghanistan after the U.S. exit, has defended the deal he negotiated with the Taliban during the Trump administration.

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Jon Gruden Accuses N.F.L. of ‘Character Assassination’ in a Lawsuit

Gruden, the former coach of the Raiders, is accusing the league of leaking his offensive emails to ‘destroy’ his career and reputation.

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Cuomo’s Last Stand: What He and His Accusers Told Investigators

In Andrew Cuomo’s 515 pages of sworn testimony, the former governor defended his behavior and denied touching anyone inappropriately.

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Boris Johnson Handles Scandal Amid Climate Conference

As the host leader of the U.N. conference on global warming, Mr. Johnson was hoping to project statesmanship. But a mushrooming ethics scandal dominated the week, overshadowing his climate ambitions.

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N.Y. attorney general releases Cuomo’s sworn testimony.

In the 515 pages of Andrew Cuomo’s sworn testimony to investigators, the former governor defended his behavior, and denied touching anyone inappropriately.

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They Publicized Prosecutors’ Misconduct. The Blowback Was Swift.

Grievances against 21 Queens prosecutors shared publicly online prompted a rebuke from the city, and has led to a lawsuit that raises questions about accountability in the justice system.

#district-attorneys, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #queens-nyc

Trump Officials Illegally Campaigned While in Office, Watchdog Finds

Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and his chief of staff are among those accused of violating a law designed to prevent federal employees from abusing their power.

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60 Cases Are Thrown Out in Queens After Misconduct by 3 NYPD Detectives

The testimony of three New York Police Department detectives in dozens of cases in Queens was called into question after they were convicted of crimes or misconduct.

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Ed Mullins, Ex-Police Union Chief, Retires as Discipline Is Announced

Mr. Mullins’s retirement, after a 40-year Police Department career, took effect the same day he was fined for messages posted on Twitter.

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Ex-Macron Aide Convicted of Assault and Posing as a Police Officer

The aide, Alexandre Benalla, who was fired in 2018 after videos emerged of him beating a man at a labor protest, was sentenced to serve a year of house arrest with electronic monitoring.

#assaults, #benalla-alexandre, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #france, #le-monde, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #politics-and-government

At Hunter Biden’s Art Show, Line, Color and Questions

Paintings by the president’s son are drawing visitors to a gallery in SoHo, and also criticism from those who worry that purchasers might hope to be buying not just art, but access.

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China’s Peng Shuai Makes #MeToo Claim Against Zhang Gaoli

Peng Shuai’s accusation against Zhang Gaoli takes the country’s budding #MeToo movement to the top echelons of the Communist Party for the first time.

#metoo-movement, #china, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #peng-shuai, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #zhang-gaoli

U.K. Police Struggle to Curb Abuse of Women by Their Own Officers

Sexual misconduct by police officers has prompted outrage across Britain, and led to increasing skepticism that departments can investigate or discipline employees who abuse women.

#couzens-wayne-march-3-2021-murder, #domestic-violence, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #great-britain, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

The Supreme Court Has Failed on Police Reform

Lawmakers must step up and do what the justices won’t.

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Border Patrol Repeatedly Gave Agents Light Punishments, Report Finds

After an inquiry into a private Facebook group where racist memes were shared, 60 employees were found to have violated the agency’s code of conduct. Two were fired.

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The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law

Two of the justices want to revisit a landmark decision for free expression. They may soon get the chance.

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