While former City Councilman Dennis Gallagher’s final few months in office were relatively quiet, the Middle Village Republican was busy spending money left in his campaign fund on donations to local groups and pricey meals at a local restaurant.
The disclosure also shows that Gallagher shelled out nearly $3,000 for five meals at O’Neill’s bar and restaurant on 53rd Drive in Maspeth. Those totals included $435 for dinner on March 3, a $382 dinner on March 28 and a $359 lunch on April 4. Finally, on April 18 – his last day on the City Council – Gallagher spent $200 for lunch and $1,512 for dinner.
Gallagher Spent Leftover Campaign Money During Final Months in Office
A spokesperson at the state Board of Elections said that under election laws, the money is not allowed “to be converted for personal use” but can be spent at restaurants if it comes in the course of performing duties as a public official or candidate.
If his last day was April 18th and he had dinner there after work, then he was no longer a public official when he had his last meal, now was he?
Thought it quite funny that it wasn't until after this article came out yesterday that a certain blogger, who was lurking in the shadows for a long time, suddenly resurfaced last night threatening violence and vengeance because QC - which had absolutely nothing to do with this article - should have "let sleeping dogs lie." At least he's actually admitting his maniacal psychosis now...