Justice Charles Solomon released the man after he pleaded guilty to a 2013 attempted murder.
Former State Sen. Malcolm Smith was found guilty of bribing some Republican leaders, reports say.
More than a dozen elected officials have been carted off in cuffs or convicted in court since 2010.
Challenger Zephyr Teachout had a respectable showing, exposing some discontent with Cuomo.
Indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith received less than 20 percent of the vote.
In the 14th state Senate district, three candidates will compete in the Democratic primary on Sept. 9.
Leroy Comrie resigned from the Queens borough president's office to run for state Senate.
Shootings in Jamaica decreased by more than 30 percent last year.
I. Daneek Miller received 24 percent of the vote in Democratic primary for the Council District 27 seat.
Moses Stern spent two weeks vacationing with his family on a private $10,000-a-week Florida hideaway.
State Sen. Jose Peralta said he is not a target of a probe started by Shirley Huntley's wire recordings.
Six state senators and a city councilman were recorded on a wire worn by Shirley Huntley.
Peralta, who was targeted by a wire probe, holds disgraced Hiram Monserrate's former seat.
The Queens councilman said he hopes to clear his name in the face of corruption allegations.
The discretionary funding for District 8 is the result of the participatory budgeting process.
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