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  • Why Shelly Silver won’t be sharing a prison cell with Willie Rapfogel

    December 1, 2015 | 3:50 pm

    The two men used to share the same synagogue pew. One’s wife was the other’s chief of staff. Now both share an ignoble distinction: guilty of accepting millions through illegal kickback schemes.

    There is one thing Sheldon Silver and William Rapfogel won’t share, however: a jail...

  • World soccer rocked as top FIFA officials held in U.S., Swiss graft cases

    May 27, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after their arrest on Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

    The world's...

  • Sheldon Silver to step down as N.Y. State Assembly speaker

    January 28, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Longtime New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is facing corruption charges, will resign from his position.

    Silver will be replaced on Monday by majority leader Joseph Morelle, a Rochester-area assemblyman, according to The New York Times. Morelle will serve as...

  • Lieberman to be questioned again

    December 24, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman will be questioned again in connection with allegations that he advanced the position of Israel's former ambassador to Belarus in exchange for information on an investigation against him.

    Lieberman resigned last week as foreign...

  • Olmert says he has no plans to re-enter politics

    July 12, 2012 | 8:31 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, following his acquittal on the most serious corruption charges, said he does not intend to return to politics.

    Olmert, speaking Thursday at a conference in Tel Aviv two days after he was acquitted on corruption charges that prompted his...

  • Olmert exonerated on corruption charges that prompted his resignation

    July 10, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was exonerated on corruption charges that prompted his resignation from office four years ago.

    The Jerusalem District Court on July 10 acquitted Olmert on charges of fraud, breach of trust, tax evasion and falsifying corporate records in...