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Joey Torres, who served two stints as mayor of New Jersey's third-largest city before pleading guilty to a corruption charge in 2017, faces a fine or prison time for attempting to get on the May ballot.
Ed Mullins, who headed the Sergeants Benevolent Association for two decades, surrendered to federal authorities in Lower Manhattan just before 10 a.m. Wednesday
The case was among the most violent in a state with a long history of political skullduggery
The announcement follows a year-long Gothamist/WNYC series investigating allegations of police corruption and brutality in the small, majority-Black Westchester County city.
The denial of home confinement marks the latest twist in Silver's dramatic legal saga.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District opposed Silver's release.
A coalition of exoneration organizations want prosecutors to vacate hundreds of convictions in which officers, who went on to be convicted for misconduct, played a key role.
For years, a tactical police unit in Mount Vernon, New York, reigned with impunity—protecting drug dealers, planting evidence, brutalizing citizens. That is, until one of its own spoke out.
The disgraced former Assembly speaker was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.
District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, who was elected in 2016, lost last month's Democratic primary.
According to the officer, dealers also gave police information leading to the arrests of their own low-level clients.
"Because the scheme here did not aim to obtain money or property, Baroni and Kelly could not have violated the federal-program fraud or wire fraud laws.”
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