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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, June 17

The mother of a 22-year-old Bronx man who collapsed while playing basketball at a Bronx recreation center is suing the city over his death.

A shooting suspect is using a lengthy recording of a conversation he had secretly captured on his portable music player as evidence that he was not read his rights by a Bronx cop who is now on trial for perjury.

A chain of wireless telephone stores is jumping on Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith's alleged Blackberry slip up as a marketing opportunity.

The state Assembly is set to pass its version of mayoral control today, but newly elected Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson still wants influence over the final legislation.

Lobbyist Stanley Schlein played a role in making Espada chair of the Housing Committee, after Espada stalled a bill that would have cost Schlein and other Real Estate developers billions.

Pedro Espada, Jr. plans to file a formal complaint against Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, claiming “prosecutorial misconduct and selective prosecution."

Sen. Pedro Espada’s housekeeper, who works at the senator’s Westchester home, was detained Tuesday night and interviewed about the senator’s residency by Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson.


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