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Democratic DA Candidates Pull Ahead in Fundraising

New York Law Journal

The Democratic candidate for Staten Island District Attorney brought in more than twice as much in contributions as his Republican opponent, according to election filings.
Michael McMahon, a former U.S. congressman and city councilman who is a partner at Herrick, Feinstein, brought in $151,640 in donations, according to a July periodic report submitted last week to the New York State Board of Elections.
McMahon also has submitted petitions to run on the Conservative and Independence Party lines.
Joan Illuzzi, McMahon's Republican opponent, reported...| read more

Public corruption key issue in Nassau DA's race, Singas says


Public corruption is a top campaign issue going into the fall's Nassau district attorney race, acting Nassau County District Madeline Singas said in a radio interview Sunday.

Singas told 970/AM radio host John Catsimatidis that a process review unveiled Friday by her office found many problems with how the county's contracts are issued.

The probe was conducted in light of charges against then-state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) alleging he illegally steered a $12 million county contract to a company that hired his son, Adam.

"The people...| read more

Combating racism post-Charleston

LI Herald

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice last week called a private meeting with leaders of Nassau County’s traditionally black churches and organizations to discuss the safety needs of their communities in a post-Charleston era.

“We thought it would be a good idea to get leaders together in Nassau County, along with elected officials and law enforcement, to have a n honest discussion about race, bigotry and hatred,” said Rice after the meeting, which was held at the African American Museum in Hempstead.

Rice, who said the meeting was not a “one shot deal”, said the group would be getting...| read more

Acting Nassau DA: Implementation of Anti-Bullying Dignity Act Has Failed


Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas expressed skepticism Friday about the numbers in a new report on bullying.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, Singas believes the trend of kids bullying other kids is a big problem. She said the Dignity Act requires school districts to report those who have been bullied.

But she said a new study shows 58 percent of all schools statewide have failed to report even one incident, and 82 percent found no incidents at all of cyberbullying.

“If a school administrator told me that there was not a single noteworthy...| read more