ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal prosecutor has threatened to investigate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration for allegedly encouraging potential witnesses to defend the Democratic governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission. Cuomo's office acknowledged today having discussions with "relevant parties" but declined to identify them.
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of a company that won hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and an adjacent transit center has been arrested on fraud charges. Larry Davis was held today. His lawyer did not immediately return a message for comment.
SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) - A horse racing tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for seventies heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer's behalf. Cassidy was charged last summer with driving while intoxicated in the town of Schodack (SKOH'-dak), near Albany. Because he lives in Florida, prosecutors agreed to let his lawyer appear in court for him Wednesday.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl. Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted in a Nassau County court of five counts of sexual abuse today. He faces up to seven years in prison on each count. Sentencing is Oct. 7.
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