Lawyers Question Consequences Of Cuomo Recusal

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“Any special prosecutor of Judith Kaye’s experience and ability will want to re-interview key witnesses before they make any final determination,” said Paul Shechtman, a former chair of the State Ethics Commission and chief of the criminal division for the U.S. Attorney’s office. “I have a sense of how tirelessly Attorney General Cuomo’s lawyers and investigators have worked on this matter, and it’s regrettable that that work has to be redone.”… [More]

FDNY Looks To Put Out Fires In Considering Scopetta Successor

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At a Council hearing last March, Tony Avella offered Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta a challenge. With the Bloomberg administration planning to close 16 ladder and engine companies due to budget shortfalls, Avella prodded the 76-year-old commissioner to tender his resignation as a show of solidarity with his men.… [More]