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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A longtime Nassau County lawmaker has admitted to charging a client of his former law firm more than $2 million worth of legal services that he never performed over an eight-year span.Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) pleaded guilty Wednesday at Central Islip federal court to a felony charge of mail fraud. After surrendering to FBI agents last month, he had initially pleaded not guilty before being released on $500,000 bail. He resigned from office shortly before changing his plea.“I want to apologize to my family, my friends, my supporters and my constituents for all that’s transpired,” Denenberg told reporters while flanked by supporters outside the courthouse. “I would like to think that no one fought harder.”Prosecutors said in court documents that the eight-term legislator defrauded a Port Washington-based company while he served as the Intellectual Property Law department chief for Davidoff Malito & Hutcher LLP between November 2006 and June 2014.Earlier this year, Denenberg left the law firm, which filed a lawsuit in September against him seeking to recoup the money, for which he has since paid restitution. Denenberg, who was running for a New York State Senate seat at the time, dropped out of the race later the same day. His would-be rival, Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa), went on to win the race.“Denenberg used his license to practice law to steal, billing for phamtom work to steal money from a client who trusted him,” Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. “Today’s conviction should serve as a reminder that no one is above the law.”The disgraced lawmaker’s attorney, Jason Russo, said that he expects Judge Joanna Seybert to give a “fair sentence” at his next court appearance in May.Following Denenberg’s resignation, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will have to set a date for a special election to fill the vacant seat in the Republican-controlled legislature.“Today is no doubt a hard day for our caucus in learning of the resignation of Legislator Denenberg,” Democratic Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) said in a statement. “We are personally saddened for Dave and his family but are respectful of the judicial process and its outcome.”Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) echoed the sentiment.“This is a very sad day for Mr. Denenberg’s family as well as the Nassau Legislature,” she said in a statement. “I will personally do all that I can to make sure the residents of Legislative District 19 are properly represented until the Legislative seat is filled.”
National Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz announced Thursday that she will seek to streamline the agency’s community charter process. Matz addressed the matter while the board considered an expansion request from Charlotte Metro FCU of Charlotte, N.C. during its monthly meeting.“The Office of Consumer Protection will decide on expansion requests, and if a request is denied, the credit union can appeal to the board,” Matz said, adding that she expected this action could reduce the application process by as much as two months.The change would affect federal credit unions serving communities with more than one million residents. Those credit unions must currently receive approval from the NCUA board for an expansion.CUNA praised the NCUA for addressing the area of regulatory relief.“We thank the agency for streamlining the process for gaining agency approval for field of membership expansion requests,” said Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA’s deputy chief advocacy officer. “This is an important first step in modernizing the field of membership process.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Deontay Wilder was rushed to hospital following his TKO defeat to Tyson Fury. Wilder skipped the post fight press conference which comes after the in-ring interview to head to hospital. It is believed he was taken as a precautionary measure following his seventh-round defeat. Fury had Wilder on the ropes throughout and controlled the contest from start to finish. The Gypsy King won the WBC heavyweight world championship and Eddie Hearn hinted a fight with Anthony Joshua could be on the cards. He said: “No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed.” Afterwards Fury said: “A big shout out to Deontay Wilder. “He came here tonight and he manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion. “I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. “He is a warrior. “He will be back. “He will be champion again. “But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!” Wilder admitted he was beaten by a better man after struggling to deal with Fury’s tempo and front-foot strategy. He said: “The best man won on the night. “My coach threw in the towel but I’m ready to go out on my shield. “I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is. “I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I’m a warrior. “But he (Fury) did what he did and there’s no excuses.”Tags: Deontay WilderEddie HearnTyson Fury
Obasanjo “First of all, His Excellency, former President Obasanjo is our Grand Patron (NSF) and everyone knows his love for the game. He has indeed been very, very supportive of our efforts to revive the game in the country,” Oyerinde said on FUBS WhatsApp, a platform for leading past and present sports administrators and retired athletes.The NSF Boss stressed that Obasanjo has also converted the squash open named after him into a national open that players look forward to every year.“He has indeed been very supportive of our efforts including converting the Olusegun Obasanjo Squash Open to an annual event.”It is because of Obasanjo’s romance with the sport that the federation is even planning exhibition matches across the South West to whip up the interests of youths in the region for the sport.“As a matter of fact, he (Obasanjo) was ready to play exhibition matches across South West to revive the game in the zone before the current lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.With Nigeria currently ranked 3rd in Africa and 21st globally from the last men’s World Team Championship, the NSF president hinted that Obasanjo is currently helping the federation to source for an expert trainer to help the country trainer her coaches.“He is currently sourcing a Coach for us (Nigeria) to handle our Train the Trainer coaching session for our coaches, so yes, he is one of our sponsors,” concludes Oyerinde.Obasanjo’s love for squash didn’t come as a surprise to the NSF President because military men brought the game to Nigeria.“ The game of squash was and still very popular with the military. The game was brought into Nigeria by the military and due to their profession, they need a sport that can be played in a small space and still get full workout.“During the military regime, it squash was very popular and courts were built in all military barracks years back.“Unfortunately, for several reasons, the interest has reduced but a lot of the courts are still available. Those officers that played then, a lot are still playing today even in retirement because of their love of the game,” Oyerinde recalled.He listed states actively involved in squash to include; Lagos, Kwara, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna and Bayelsa.“The biggest challenge that the squash federation is facing is the availability of playing courts. Most courts are run down now. We are working with the states through their chairmen to seek support in renovating existing courts.“Last year, we gave 17 states free training and squash kits to kick start their grassroots development programmes. With Edo State that has built new courts to host the National Sports Festival, that is additional boost for our sports,” concludes Oyerinde.Squash has been kept active by clubs such as the O’Trafford, Ikoyi Club, Lagos Country Club in Ikeja, LLTC, and private individuals who built courts in their homes and the military, (Army barracks’ and Police officer’s mess inclusive).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been described as one of the pillars behind the growth of the game of squash in the country.President of the Nigeria Squash Federation, Boye Oyerinde, said during the week that apart from Obasanjo playing the game regularly, he remains the driving force behind squash.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Syracuse’s Zoe Wilson charged out of the net with her teammates to defend Connecticut’s third penalty corner of the game and knocked Roisin Upton’s shot down. Quick to act, Wilson swung a pass up the field to Emma Russell who in turn found Alma Fenne for the Orange’s third and final goal.Everyone on the team mobbed Fenne and Russell — all except four. Wilson hugged midfielder Serra Degnan and fellow backs Lies Lagerweij and Roos Weers at midfield were removed from the primary celebration.The blocked shot brought UConn’s total to five attempts on the day. With under 15 minutes remaining and the Orange ahead 3-1, the backs play continuously kept undefeated Connecticut at arm’s length“This field… combined with the three backs and the pressure that the forwards put on, was really good,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “I’m pleased with (the play of the backs).”The backs may have separated from the team to celebrate, but it was their efforts that allowed No. 1-seeded Syracuse (20-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) to pull away from No. 4-seeded Connecticut (22-1, 5-0 Big East), 3-1, Friday in the NCAA semifinal game at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Orange held a high-powered UConn offense that entered play averaging 21 shots per game to six by bearing down on counterattacks. SU advanced to its second national championship in as many years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Syracuse setting an aggressive pace early following Fenne’s first goal two minutes in, UConn was forced to match with far-reaching plays up the field. With its own offense extending up the field in attack, head coach Ange Bradley called upon Lagerweij, Weers and Wilson to hold strong without much support.“We knew that (the Huskies) have a solid counter-attack,” Wilson said. “We had to adapt to where their forwards were in protection if the ball was to get turned over.”Down 2-1 at halftime, the second half featured many Connecticut pushes hard and quickly up field, testing the resolve of the trio. But no matter which forward advanced the ball, she was met with stout stick-play and from Weers and Lagerweij.After neutralizing threat after threat, the pair relayed the ball to Wilson who countered the Huskies’ speed with her own.“We’re playing the ACC. We play speed all season,” Bradley said. “The speed that we’ve played has prepared us for this moment.”The formula hadn’t changed from the regular season. Only the stakes.Connecticut’s Charlotte Veitner entered Friday with 99 points and 39 goals on 113 shots. With Syracuse’s attention affixed upon her for 70 minutes, she ended the game with the same marks.Anytime Veitner found herself in the circle, Weers was attached at the hip. The Netherlands-native wasn’t shy to use her body and remained aggressive with her stick and neutralized what otherwise were advantageous opportunities for the Huskies.Veitner managed to slip by the defense with 18:10 remaining in the first half, but Weers instinctively turned, pointed and barked, “Watch her!” to Lagerweij who stood nearby. UConn’s midfielders tried to advance the ball to their leading scorer, but Lagerweij intercepted the pass.“They were opportunists,” said Connecticut head coach Nancy Stevens. “It’s sometimes those opportunities which determine the outcome of the game.”After the final buzzer sounded, the Orange stormed the field to celebrate its national title game berth. Sticks were thrown to the side in favor of hugs. Shouts reverberated across Ocker field and the team converged for a team-wide celebration at midfield.From the huddle, Wilson, Weers and Lagerweij emerged to separate once more. As coaches and other players continued to shout congratulations with locked arms in the large circle, the backs met to revel in a concerted game plan executed more than effectively.“We were confident,” Wilson said. “We knew what we had to do and we got the job done.” Comments