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Thomas questions Wallace’s fitness for office as mayoral saga heads back to court

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Hoping to stay mayor of Mount Vernon through September, Richard Thomas claims that the man trying to take his place once bailed out a drug kingpin and then lied about it under oath.

Hoping to stay mayor of Mount Vernon through September, Richard Thomas claims that the man trying to take his place once bailed out a drug kingpin and then lied about it under oath.

Thomas raises the issue of Andre Wallace’s fitness for office in court documents related to the ongoing saga of who is actually in charge in the city.

“Is this conduct appropriate for a public official? Thomas asked in his bid to block Wallace from acting as mayor. “Should a man who has pledged one million dollars to secure the release on bail of a major drug kingpin, and then lied about it, oversee a municipal police force? No.”

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A HUD Official Gets a First-Hand Look at NYCHA’s Woes

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U.S. | NEW YORK
A HUD Official Gets a First-Hand Look at NYCHA’s Woes
Regional administrator Lynne Patton is living in public housing apartments for a month to report on residents’ complaints

By Melanie Grayce West
Updated Feb. 19, 2019 6:29 p.m. ET

Lynne Patton was in the musty basement of the Patterson Houses next to a rusted cabinet and a bucket of fetid standing water and no longer flashing her customary wide smile.

She was six songs into a no-frills group workout, a free program offered at this public housing development in the Bronx. Sweat poured from under her baseball cap with the presidential seal, and she cursed the pain while television cameras rolled. When the workout ended, she posed for selfies and promised her workout buddies that the years of disrepair in their public housing apartments would soon end.

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Sanders Seeks To Clear His Good Name

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State Senator James Sanders Jr said he will not leave his children with a fallen name so he is sticking to his principles and suing a couple for defamation of character.

The case stems from a several-year federal investigation, in which Marion Moses and Malisa Rivera, leaders of an agricultural group named Culinary Kids, Culinary arts, alleged Sanders wanted a kickback for public funding. The couple got former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the feds involved.

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Two black women sue Harlem restaurant, allege they were racially profiled and ‘dehumanized’

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Two African-American women are suing a popular Harlem eatery, alleging they felt “violated” after an employee racially profiled and falsely accused them of dining and dashing.

Tara Fitzgibbon visited the Angel of Harlem restaurant on Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 122nd St. for the first time on Feb. 10 with her friend Tamara Young. As they ordered drinks, a manager came up behind them and gruffly accused them of racking up a tab during a previous visit.

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Empire City Casino security guards hit with assault lawsuit

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Security agents at Empire City Casino in Yonkers are accused in a lawsuit of illegally detaining and assaulting a New York City man.

Timothy Harris of Manhattan seeks $1 million in damages in his Dec. 19 papers filed in the state Supreme Court.

Harris alleged that he was verbally assaulted and physically restricted around midnight on Dec. 19, 2016 while he was attempting to leave the casino at 810 Yonkers Ave.

According to Harris’ court filings, he was with friends on his way out of the casino when a security guard asked for his identification.

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The Expert Network celebrates its newest member, Attorney Richard St. Paul

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Newswire
Digital Journal
December 12, 2017, Excerpt

Richard St. Paul, Attorney at Law, St. Paul Law Firm, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. St. Paul has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.

Mr. St. Paul outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. He received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2002

 

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NY Attorney Richard St. Paul Named Co-Chair of New AIPAC Connects Board

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Jocelyn, Patch Contributor
White Plains Patch
Jun 2, 2017, Excerpt

Prominent New York attorney Richard St. Paul picked to co-chair the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Connects board. Attorney Richard St. Paul, founder of the St. Paul Law Firm, was recently named co-chair of theAmerican Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Connects board. The Connects board, designed to bridge relationships with members of the minority communities, will launch by providing free coding courses in New York City schools beginning in October 2017.

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Supreme Court at Odds Over Privacy of Cellphone Users in ‘Big Brother’ Case

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Bill Mears
Fox News
November 29th, 2017, Excerpt

A digital age dispute over the privacy rights of cellphone customers left the Supreme Court on Wednesday seriously considering whether to curb law enforcement’s ability to track their movements.

At issue during 80 minutes of oral arguments was whether the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment requires a search warrant for the government to access a person’s cellphone location history. It is the latest foray by the justices into how laws should be tailored to keep up with technological advances.