Corruption

Brown, Evanko thick as thieves

Today — at the second full day of the allegedly ‘public’ hearing to remove Joe Mascia as an elected official under New York State Housing Law — hearing officer Anne E. Evanko instructed court officers to detain and search a

Corruption

A Jan 2nd indictment exudes class, symbolism

United States Attorney Preet Bharara is expected to indict Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday, January 2nd of next year. Sources familiar with the US Attorney say that he is waiting until after the holidays to make the indictment, “to encourage the idea of bringing back civility

Courts

Let the county recycle the old federal courthouse

The former United States Federal Courthouse has been vacant since the opening of the new Robert F. Jackson Courthouse built opposite its old location on Niagara Square. The General Services Administration has circulated a request for proposals and Congressman Brian

Common Council

Justice O’Donnell is dragging his feet on BMHA ruling

Mayor Byron Brown’s five appointments to the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s board of commissioners were made illegally, alleges the tenant elected Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia. In accordance with the articles of incorporation that govern the authority, Commissioners are to have

Courts

WNY Justice System Hammered by Hochuls

By: Mike Madigan The headline in The Buffalo News on January 14, 2010 stated, “Feds Bring down Hammer on Wheatfield Drug Ring”.  Unknown to the paper, the only thing that actually was about to be hammered was the integrity of