Thursday, July 16, 2009

Martinez pleads guilty in Federal court

From the Daily News:

In Manhattan Federal Court, Martinez admitted he had siphoned off $106,000 in public funds through several ruses, using fake invoices, shell corporations and bogus names on bank accounts.

"I received the monies as a direct result of the conspiracy," he said.

Martinez - who resigned suddenly on Tuesday - pleaded guilty to three federal conspiracy counts, including two involving mail fraud and one involving money laundering.

Under a plea agreement, he faces between 57 and 71 months in prison. He was released on $250,000 bond.

The disgraced pol admitted he was able to carry out the scheme "because I was a New York City councilman."


georgetheatheist said...

"Tolluntur in altum ut lapsu graviore ruant." - the 4th century Roman poet Claudius Claudianus (from his poem "In Rufinum")

"Men are raised on high in order that they may fall more heavily."

Popularized by the pugilist Robert Fitzsimmons in a 1902 edition of the Police Gazette: "The bigger the man, the heavier the fall."

Get the nets ready.

Anonymous said...

Sit back folks, this should get very interesting. Where there's
one mouse, there are always more.
Start running NYC Council members--we are on to you. YOU ARE ALL A DISGRACE TO HUMANKIND!!!

Anonymous said...

I believe they're TYPICAL of humankind

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

Please note that Arroyo, Stewart, Seabrook and Martinez voted to extend term limits, does that mean we can take their votes back and rescind the term limits deal ordeal?
Thanks Queens Crap,
Suzannah B. Troy

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...