Articles Tagged ‘gary ackerman’

U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), foreground and his GOP challenger, Randy Altschuler, at a recent meet the candidates forum. (Joel Cairo/Long Island Press)

Midterm Elections: Congressional Races to Watch in New York

How the rest of the country votes next week for…



L.I. Congressman’s Ties to Firm Questioned

New York Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside)┬áreportedly hosted a meeting between Israeli officials and a defense-contracting firm in which he’d invested money. The Daily News reported…



Lawmakers Blast SIPC, Madoff Bankruptcy Trustee

Several House lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the treatment of Madoff fraud victims by the agency charged with resolving brokerage firm failures, saying new legislative remedies may be needed to help the investors. Actions by the industry-funded Securities Investor Protection Corp. and the trustee in the Madoff bankruptcy have “the victims being victimized again,” Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, said at a House Financial Services Committee hearing.