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New York attorney general sues Trump and his company — breaking it down

The Trumps and their company are accused in a 221-page civil complaint filed Wednesday of engaging in a yearslong scheme to enrich themselves by inflating the values of a wide swath of properties, stretching across their international real estate empire. The complaint accuses the company of more than 200 instances of false asset valuations, described as being derived from "objectively false assumptions and blatantly improper methodologies with the intent and purpose of falsely and fraudulently inflating Mr. Trump's net worth to obtain beneficial financial terms from lenders and insurers."  "The number of grossly inflated asset values is staggering, affecting most if not all of the real estate holdings in any given year," New York State Attorney General Letitia James' office wrote i...
How Principals are Navigating the New School Year, with Administrators Union President Mark Cannizzaro
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How Principals are Navigating the New School Year, with Administrators Union President Mark Cannizzaro

CSA President Mark Cannizzaro (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) September 13, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: How Principals are Navigating the New School Year, with Administrators Union President Mark Cannizzaro Mark Cannizzaro, president of the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators, joined the show to discuss how principals and other school leaders are navigating the new school year, budget cuts to many schools, and other challenges. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,argument...
Kristen Gonzalez is Likely Heading to the New York State Senate
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Kristen Gonzalez is Likely Heading to the New York State Senate

Kristen Gonzalez (photo: Gonzalez campaign) September 7, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Kristen Gonzalez is Likely Heading to the New York State Senate Kristen Gonzalez, a democratic socialist, won her August Democratic primary election for a new State Senate seat (district 59) covering parts of western Queens and Brooklyn as well as a slice of the East Side of Manhattan, and is all but certain to win the general election and become a State Senator in January. She joined the show to discuss her winning campaign, policy priorities, and more. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) ...
2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay
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2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay

At the polls (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) August 25, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: 2022 Congressional Primaries and The New York Times Editorial Board, with Mara Gay Mara Gay of The New York Times Editorial Board joined the show to discuss the outcomes of the 2022 New York congressional primaries and the Board's endorsements -- Rep. Jerry Nadler in NY-12; Daniel Goldman in NY-10; and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in NY-17, all victorious -- as well as related themes. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? ...
2022 midterm primary results in New York congressional and Florida races
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2022 midterm primary results in New York congressional and Florida races

Florida voters went to the polls Tuesday to choose the Democrats who will take on powerful Republicans Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio, while some of the nastiest congressional battles in New York will finally be decided.The battle over New York's new congressional maps caused the primaries for U.S. House and state Senate to be pushed back until August. The final version of the map put several incumbents in the same districts.The most notable is in New York City, where the Upper West Side and Upper East Side were joined into one district, pitting two members of Congress with 30 years experience each against each other, Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler. The two powerful Democrats have extremely similar voting records, which has turned the race into a nasty personality battle....
Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization’s ex-CFO, pleads guilty in fraud case, agrees to testify against company
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Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization’s ex-CFO, pleads guilty in fraud case, agrees to testify against company

Allen Weisselberg, the former longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, pleaded guilty Thursday to 15 counts of fraud and tax evasion, acknowledging that he was part of a scheme to receive more than $1.7 million in off-the-books perks and compensation from former President Donald Trump's namesake firm.Weisselberg, 75, entered the plea in a Manhattan courtroom, where he admitted to his crimes and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the criminal case against two Trump Organization entities.Weisselberg was charged in July 2021 alongside the Trump Organization subsidiaries that prosecutors claim took part in the scheme, which also allegedly benefited other company executives. The company has pleaded not guilty, and jury selection for its trial is scheduled for Oct...
Salman Rushdie “on the road to recovery” after stabbing attack, agent says
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Salman Rushdie “on the road to recovery” after stabbing attack, agent says

Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery," his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of "The Satanic Verses" suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York.The announcement followed news that the lauded writer was removed from a ventilator Saturday and able to talk and joke. Literary agent Andrew Wylie cautioned that although Rushdie's "condition is headed in the right direction," his recovery would be a long process. Rushdie, 75, suffered a damaged liver and severed nerves in an arm and an eye, Wylie had previously said, and was likely to lose the injured eye."Though his life changing injuries are severe, his usual feisty & defiant sense of humour remains intact," Rushdie's son Zafar Rushdie said in a Sunday statement that stressed the a...
David Ortiz highlights Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
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David Ortiz highlights Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony

David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered. His megawatt smile tinged with a tad of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday — after his daughter Alexandra sang the national anthiem — and was humbled by his surroundings. "I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to be here today and for giving me the joy of being able to travel this path, this path that has allowed me to be here today and hopefully inspire everyone to believe in yourself," Ortiz said. Ortiz was greeted by a raucous crowd chanting "Papi! Papi!" as many fans made the four-hour drive from the vicinity of Fenway Park to attend the festivities.When he took the stage, Ortiz pointed skyward ...
Man who attacked Lee Zeldin, Republican nominee in New York governor’s race, charged with attempted assault
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Man who attacked Lee Zeldin, Republican nominee in New York governor’s race, charged with attempted assault

A man brandishing a sharp object who attacked U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin as the Republican candidate for New York governor delivered a speech in western New York has been charged with attempted assault. David Jakubonis, 43, was arraigned and released, a Monroe County sheriff's spokesperson said.Jacob Murphy, a spokesperson for Zeldin's congressional office, said Friday that Zeldin had a minor scrape from the incident. He said Zeldin had not received any specific threats recently.It's not clear whether Jakubonis has an attorney who can speak for him. A message seeking comment was left at a number listed for Jakubonis. Jakubonis is an Army veteran who was deployed to Iraq in 2009 as a medical laboratory technician.After a campaign event Friday, Zeldin to...
3 charged with scheming to sell stolen handwritten lyrics to “Hotel California” and other hits by the Eagles
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3 charged with scheming to sell stolen handwritten lyrics to “Hotel California” and other hits by the Eagles

A rock memorabilia dealer and two other men were charged Tuesday with scheming to sell allegedly ill-gotten, handwritten lyrics to the classic rock juggernaut "Hotel California" and other hits by the Eagles.Prosecutors said the trio lied to auction houses and buyers about the manuscripts' fuzzy chain of origin, coaching the person who provided the material about what to say. Meanwhile, the men tried to thwart Eagles co-founder Don Henley's efforts to reclaim the items, according to prosecutors."They made up stories about the origin of the documents and their right to possess them so they could turn a profit," Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said. Through their lawyers, rock auctioneer Edward Kosinski and co-defendants Glenn Horowitz and C...