Category Archives: Scandal

‘Porngate’ Scandal Rocks Pennsylvania State Government

Pennsylvania’s state government is reeling from a scandal involving the exchange of sexually explicit images and other offensive material among judges, prosecutors and other top state officials.

“Porngate” has already resulted in the early retirement of one state Supreme Court justice, the suspension of another, and ongoing attempts to impeach embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who exposed the misbehavior.


New York’s never-ending Medicaid scandals

Last week, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released an audit identifying at least $513 million in “improper” Medicaid payments — plus another $361 million in “questionable” transactions — over four years.

Good work, Tom — but the true amount is likely well north of that near-$900 million.

Consider, that comes to about than $225 million a year. But a New York Times report a decade ago estimated the level of fraud rampant in New York’s Medicaid program at $4 billion to $18 billion a year.


Cuomo: I’m as responsible for ex-speaker’s actions as Obama is for Weiner’s sexting scandal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can’t be blamed for the corruption charges that prompted state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign any more than President Barack Obama can be blamed for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal.

The governor says in a profile in The New Yorker published online Monday the charges against Silver relate to the acts of an individual legislator.

The Democratic governor defended his decision to disband a commission investigating government corruption, saying in that exchange lawmakers passed modest ethics reforms and prosecutors obtained the commission’s files anyway.