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Posted by Dominic Carter on August 20, 2018

The stakes are high, and RFL's Andrew Whitman spoke with former federal prosecutor Roland Riopelle about the first week of the Paul Manafort trial.

Meanwhile this is a posting Dominic Carter did on Young People that are making a big difference.

Posted by Dominic Carter on August 16, 2018

The Trump campaign is taking legal action against former White House official Omarosa Manigault-Newman, claiming that she’s violating a non-disclosure agreement she signed during the campaign. The move comes after Manigault-Newman released another taped-conversation that allegedly captured campaign officials strategizing about a rumored tape of Trump saying a racial slur on the set of the reality show “The Apprentice.”

Posted by Dominic Carter on August 7, 2018

RFL takes a look back one year later after hundreds of Neo-Nazis and white supremacists converged in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a protest of the removal of a Confederate monument turned into a riot in which one woman died and 19 were injured.

You can follow Dominic Carter on Twitter,Facebook,Medium, or Linkedin.

Posted by Dominic Carter on July 31, 2018

Federal Judge Valerie Caproni sentenced former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to 7 years in Prison, as opposed to the initial 12 years she gave him at his first trial. Silver will pay back more than 3.7 million in ill-gotten gains from the legal referrals, AND was fined another 1.75 million dollars.

Posted by Dominic Carter on July 13, 2018

Candidate for Governor Cynthia Nixon, (the famed actress Hollywood Actress/Sex and the City) went after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on the recent rash of public corruption convictions in New York. Above is what she told our Dominic Carter.

Nixon noted the Buffalo Billion case, and the conviction of long time Cuomo aide Joe Percoco.

Cuomo, the front-runner in the race for governor as he seeks a third term, says Corruption can not be tolerated.

Posted by Dominic Carter on July 4, 2018

The federal corruption retrial of a former top Long Island official and his wife will begin Oct. 9. This is the story we did.

U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack set the date Thursday for former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda.

Their first trial ended in a mistrial in May. A jury in Central Islip failed to reach a verdict after nine days of deliberations.

Posted by Dominic Carter on July 3, 2018

His estranged wife shows up as Former Senator Al D'Amato testifies at the Dean Skelos Corruption Retrial and D'AMATO was not pleased to answer my question. Katuria claims she was barred from entering the courtroom.

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Posted by Dominic Carter on June 30, 2018

At the Federal correction retrial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam, the Prosecution is winding down. This is a piece Dominic Carter did updating the trial. You can follow Dominic on Twitter,
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Posted by Dominic Carter on June 1, 2018

Above is the story we did on Richard French Live at the Mangano Mistrial.

Federal Judge Joan Azrack has set June 28th, as the date to set a retrial.

Posted by Dominic Carter on May 20, 2018

The first full day of deliberations in the federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife Linda, and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto came and went Friday. This is the story that Dominic Carter filed.
You can click here to see it.

Dominic also did an event last week for the amazing group, Hudson Link. You can see some photos above.

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