Under an Unusual Arrangement, Adams’s Confidant Gets City and Casino Salaries

Timothy Pearson, a close friend of Mayor Eric Adams, works both as a senior adviser to the mayor and as a vice president overseeing security at the Resorts World New York City casino in Queens.

#adams-eric-l, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #pearson-timothy, #politics-and-government

The Raid at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and the Lawless Republican Response

Being seen to be persecuted by federal officers is now a badge of honor within the Republican Party.

#archives-and-records, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #desantis-ron, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #republican-party, #search-and-seizure, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Former Puerto Rico Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

Wanda Vázquez, who was defeated for re-election in 2020, is accused of taking bribes to influence a regulatory appointment.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #campaign-finance, #elections-governors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #politics-and-government, #vazquez-garced-wanda

Giuliani Is Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges in Lobbying Inquiry

A federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former lawyer over his work in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign is winding down with no indictment expected.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #burisma-holdings-ltd, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firtash-dmitry-v, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #group-df, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #parnas-lev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Faces Questions About His Net Worth in Interview He Tried to Avoid

Former President Donald J. Trump has embraced the verbal sparring of legal depositions in the past, but now faces significant risk.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #james-letitia, #presidential-election-of-2024, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #trump-ivanka

Ricardo Cruciani, Pain Doctor, Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Patients

Ricardo Cruciani was known as a gifted neurologist. But Manhattan prosecutors said he took advantage of his patients’ chronic pain.

#cruciani-ricardo, #decisions-and-verdicts, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #manhattan-nyc, #mount-sinai-beth-israel-hospital, #sex-crimes

The M.M.A. Doctor’s Dilemma: To Stop or Not to Stop the Fight

As combat sports grow in popularity, ringside physicians grapple with the precarious ethics of their role.

#association-of-ringside-physicians, #boxing, #chattanooga-tenn, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mixed-martial-arts, #parkinsons-disease, #sports-injuries, #tennessee, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states

U.S. Pays $4.2 Million to Victims of Jail Guard’s Long-Running Sex Abuse

Six women sued, saying they were abused by one guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a now-closed federal jail.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #metropolitan-correctional-center-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-detention-center-brooklyn-ny, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sex-crimes

Hochul’s Vow to Fix Albany’s Culture Finds an Unexpected Foe: Herself

Gov. Kathy Hochul said she would usher in a “new era of transparency.” But critics, including the state comptroller’s office, said she has failed to do so.

#buffalo-bills, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure

The former president’s political organization and allies have paid for or promised to cover legal fees for witnesses, as the House inquiry suggests he is trying to influence testimony.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Aides Watch Testimony and Brace for Damage

A “stunning two hours” raises fears of political and legal consequences for the former president.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #mulvaney-mick, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

CRISPR, 10 Years On: Learning to Rewrite the Code of Life

The gene-editing technology has led to innovations in medicine, evolution and agriculture — and raised profound ethical questions about altering human DNA.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #broad-institute, #clinical-trials, #crispr-dna, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #doudna-jennifer-a, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #he-jiankui, #nobel-prizes, #science-and-technology, #university-of-california, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

No One Is Above the Law, and That Starts With Donald Trump

The prosecution of the former president is not only permissible but required for the sake of American democracy.

#bowers-rusty, #clark-jeffrey-b-1967, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Eric Adams Still Partially Owns Brooklyn Co-Op, According to Records

Mayor Eric Adams has said that he no longer owns a Brooklyn co-op, despite public records to the contrary. But in public filings, he acknowledged ownership.

#adams-eric-l, #conflicts-of-interest, #conflicts-of-interest-board-nyc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

The Mystery of Fleet Street: An Article on Boris Johnson Vanishes

What happened to a story published in The Times of London that was critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson? The disappearance has London’s media world guessing.

#daily-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #symonds-carrie, #times-of-london

Trump Attacks Mike Pence for Not Rejecting Electoral Votes in 2020

In a speech, Donald J. Trump was undeterred by the Jan. 6 House committee’s account of how his rioting supporters menaced the vice president, and the panel’s dismantling of many of his election lies.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

New York ‘Architect’ Says He Never Saw Plans for 642 Feet Tall Building

An architect lent his license to a New York City developer to approve buildings he didn’t design, according to an investigation by The New York Times.

#accreditation, #architecture, #board-of-regents-nys, #building-construction, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #marx-development-group, #marx-david-e, #new-york-city, #schiffman-warren-l

The Insurrection Didn’t End on Jan. 6. The Hearings Need to Prove That.

The success of the committee rests on whether it can build a partnership with American voters to see the truth of what happened and what is still happening.

#democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Colorado to Examine Lauren Boebert’s Mileage Claims and Tax Liens

The state’s attorney general has referred for review a fraud complaint from the group that targeted Representative Madison Cawthorn, in a sign of trouble for the first-term congresswoman.

#boebert-lauren, #campaign-finance, #colorado, #elections-house-of-representatives, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Prominent Manhattan Doctor Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill performed abusive and unnecessary examinations, a former patient claims in a lawsuit, and pursued her romantically for years. His lawyer says the exams were appropriate.

#american-irish-historical-society, #cahill-kevin-m, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lenox-hill-hospital, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Canada’s Military, Where Sexual Misconduct Went to the Top, Looks for a New Path

A report by a former Supreme Court justice due out Monday will offer recommendations to turn around pervasive sexual assault and harassment.

#anand-anita-1972, #brennan-kellie, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mcdonald-art-1967, #sexual-harassment, #vance-jonathan-1964

Scott Pruitt ‘Endangered Public Safety’ by Forcing His Drivers to Speed

An internal report validated whistle-blower allegations that Scott Pruitt repeatedly forced his security detail to drive at dangerous speeds on routine trips because he was running late.

#chmielewski-kevin, #environmental-protection-agency, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #pruitt-scott, #united-states-office-of-special-counsel, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whistle-blowers

Trump Lawyers Are Focus of Inquiry Into Alternate Electors Scheme

In recent subpoenas, federal prosecutors investigating alternate slates of pro-Trump electors sought information about Rudolph W. Giuliani, John Eastman and others.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #chesebro-kenneth, #eastman-john-c, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-democracy, #states-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Southern Baptist Leaders Mishandled Sex Abuse Crisis, Report Says

National executives of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination ignored victims, resisted reforms and were mainly concerned with avoiding ‘potential liability,’ the third-party investigation says.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baptist-churches, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #protestant-churches, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #southern-baptist-convention

Kushner’s and Mnuchin’s Quick Pivots to Business With the Gulf

Weeks before the Trump administration ended, Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin met with future investors on official trips to the Middle East.

#abraham-fund, #affinity-partners, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #kushner-jared, #liberty-strategic-capital, #middle-east, #mnuchin-steven-t, #presidential-election-of-2020, #private-equity, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Adams Praised a New Police Tool, a Close Ally Had a Stake in the Maker

Mayor Eric Adams and his chief of staff, Frank Carone, say Mr. Adams’s endorsement of BolaWrap was entirely coincidental.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #carone-frank-attorney, #conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #wrap-technologies-inc

Tina Peters, G.O.P. Colorado Secretary of State Candidate, Is Barred From Overseeing Elections

A judge ruled that Tina Peters, a pro-Trump Republican accused of tampering with voting equipment in Mesa County, had “committed a neglect of duty.”

#colorado, #computer-security, #conspiracy-theories, #elections-secretary-of-state, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #grand-junction-colo, #griswold-jena, #mesa-county-colo, #peters-tina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-machines

Former Top McCain Aide Says He Lied to Discredit a Times Article

“John McCain’s lie became mine,” Steve Schmidt wrote about Senator John McCain’s relationship with a female lobbyist.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #iseman-vicki-l, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mccain-john, #presidential-election-of-2008, #presidential-election-of-2012, #schmidt-steve, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Man Who Could Ruin the Philippines Forever

We Filipinos were once proud of our democracy. The coming elections could see its end.

#corruption-institutional, #duterte-rodrigo, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #freedom-of-the-press, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #philippines

A Dancer’s Farewell, Not as Choreographed

Abi Stafford Lillo left City Ballet amid a family feud and a dispute over whether a choreographer had body-shamed her or she lacked the strength to dance her final role.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city-ballet, #stafford-abi, #stafford-jonathan, #whelan-wendy

Trump Settles Suit Over Payments to Hotel for 2017 Inauguration

The lawsuit brought by the attorney general in Washington, D.C., claimed that the Trump hotel accepted excessive payments from the inaugural committee.

#conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #inaugurations, #nonprofit-organizations, #racine-karl-a, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #washington-dc

Will Trump Face a Legal Reckoning in Georgia?

It may represent the most serious prospect of prosecution that Trump and his associates are facing.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #fulton-county-ga, #georgia, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #immunity-from-prosecution, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #willis-fani-t

Trump Officials Gave Pandemic Loan to Trucking Company Despite Objections

A congressional report raises new questions about a pandemic relief loan to a troubled trucking company with close ties to the Trump administration.

#clyburn-james-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mnuchin-steven-t, #treasury-department, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yrc-worldwide-inc

Trump Officials Awarded $700 Million Pandemic Loan Despite Objections

A congressional report raises new questions about a pandemic relief loan to a troubled trucking company with close ties to the Trump administration.

#clyburn-james-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mnuchin-steven-t, #treasury-department, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yrc-worldwide-inc

In a First for the Air Force, a General Is Convicted of Sex Abuse

After court-martial, Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley faces up to seven years in prison and dismissal from the Air Force.

#air-force-research-laboratory, #albuquerque-nm, #dayton-ohio, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #maj-gen-william-t-cooley

Trump Hotel Sale in Washington Will End an Era

The $375 million sale of a Washington hotel that served as an influence and access bazaar for lawmakers, administration officials and other Trump allies is slated to be finalized this month.

#conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #waldorf-astoria-hotels-and-resorts, #washington-dc

What Kathy Hochul, New York’s Governor, Has to Prove

Sex scandals, harassment, bullying, bribery. Can New York’s first female governor change the state’s political culture?

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Former Nassau County Executive Sentenced to 12 Years in Bribery Scheme

Edward P. Mangano and his wife, Linda, were both convicted for their parts in what prosecutors called “a culture of corruption.”

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mangano-edward-p, #nassau-county-ny, #singh-harendra, #waters-edge-long-island-city-ny-restaurant

Lt. Gov. Benjamin Resigns Following Campaign Finance Indictment

Brian A. Benjamin, New York’s second in command to Gov. Kathy Hochul, was charged with bribery, fraud and falsification of records while a state senator.

#benjamin-brian-a-1976, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #campaign-finance, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #frauds-and-swindling, #migdol-gerald, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Lt. Gov. Benjamin Arrested in Campaign Finance Scheme

Brian A. Benjamin, New York’s No. 2 official to Gov. Kathy Hochul, will face a federal charge that he conspired to commit bribery while a state senator.

#benjamin-brian-a-1976, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #campaign-finance, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #frauds-and-swindling, #migdol-gerald, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports

The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #domestic-violence, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #inspectors-general, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #transportation-security-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

New York State Supreme Court Judge Dies by Suicide

John Michalski, a respected trial court judge, had come under scrutiny amid a federal prosecution of a former client. He denied any impropriety.

#amherst-ny, #commission-on-judicial-conduct-nys, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gerace-peter, #michalski-john

Cuomo Sues Ethics Panel to Block It From Seizing Book Profits

The lawsuit is the latest example of Andrew Cuomo’s aggressive stance as he returns to public life seven months after resigning as New Yorks governor.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #cuomo-andrew-m, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #joint-commission-on-public-ethics-nys, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Jonathan Vance Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

The investigation that led to charges against Jonathan Vance, a former chief of Canada’s defense staff, has also ensnared other current and former Canadian military commanders.

#brennan-kellie, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #sexual-harassment, #vance-jonathan-1964

How Joe Manchin Aided Coal, and Earned Millions

At every step of his political career, Joe Manchin helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business. Along the way, he blocked ambitious climate action.

#american-bituminous-power-partners-ambit, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #conflicts-of-interest, #edison-international, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #enersystems-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #factories-and-manufacturing, #global-warming, #grant-town-w-va, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #manchin-joe-iii, #manchin-joseph-iv, #mines-and-mining, #nrg-energy-inc, #politics-and-government, #senate, #senate-committee-on-energy-and-natural-resources, #sumitomo-corporation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Justice Thomas Ruled on Election Cases. Should His Wife’s Texts Have Stopped Him?

The nature of the text messages was enough to require recusal, legal experts said. But the Supreme Court has traditionally left such decisions to the discretion of the justice in question.

#conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #harvard-university, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roberts-john-g-jr, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #thomas-virginia-lamp, #trump-donald-j

Ginni and Clarence Thomas Are Making a Mockery of the Supreme Court

Trump couldn’t ask for two better friends in his quest to harm American democracy. 

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #thomas-virginia-lamp, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Concussions Doctor Under Scrutiny in Plagiarism Scandal

Paul McCrory helped write the bible of concussion treatment recommendations. But when he was accused of plagiarizing, many scientists took aim at his relationships to the sports leagues he advised.

#australian-football-league, #brain, #british-journal-of-sports-medicine, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussion-in-sports-group, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mccrory-paul, #medicine-and-health, #plagiarism, #retraction-watch

Health Agency Under Cuomo ‘Misled the Public’ on Nursing Home Deaths

The New York State Health Department presented nursing home data that concealed the deaths of 4,100 people, according to an audit by the state comptroller.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #health-department-nys, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

Fraud Investigation in Food Aid Puts Focus on Role of Nonprofits

The F.B.I. is investigating what it called a “massive fraud scheme” in the Minneapolis area as the government cracks down on misuse of pandemic assistance.

#advance-youth-athletic-development, #agriculture-department, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-aid-us, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #feeding-our-future, #food, #frauds-and-swindling, #justice-department, #minneapolis-minn, #nonprofit-organizations, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government