Public Corruption in Nassau County

Number 27459
Subject Corruption
Source Newsday
Year 2015
Publication Date 6/1/15, 8/9/15, 8/10/15, 8/23/15, 8/24/15, 9/13/15, 9/23/15, 10/25/15, 11/10/15, 11/22/15
Summary A federal investigation into New York State Senator Dean Skelos and his son’s job with a firm that had a contract with Nassau County raised the prospect that additional problems with the county contracting process had escaped federal attention. Newsday assigned four reporters to determine whether the expenditure of tax dollars had been corrupted, and over the course of the year, the newspaper published parallel investigations that have led to local and federal investigations, an impact on local elections and important questions about how the county’s top officials conduct public business.
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Keywords Corruption; tax money; local government; government contract;
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