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Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy plans to fly

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy plans to fly to China and meet with business executives and politicians in Xuwen, located on a peninsula at the southern tip of the mainland. He expects to sign a sister-county agreement with Xuwen. (March 17, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Contractors, their employees and trade unions working on the new $156-million, maximum-security jail in Yaphank contributed $924,746 to County Executive Steve Levy's $4.3-million campaign war chest.

A Newsday examination of hundreds of records, and dozens of interviews related to the jail -- the largest public works project in the county in 30 years -- has found these contributions were a windfall for Friends of Steve Levy.



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