Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Martinez gets 5 years for misusing funds

From the NY Times:

Miguel Martinez, once a rising star in Manhattan politics, was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday on three felony counts involving the misuse of public and private money, some of which was intended for nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Martinez resigned abruptly from the City Council on July 14, as federal prosecutors prepared to file criminal charges against him. Two days later, he pleaded guilty to the three counts.

Federal sentencing guidelines called for a sentence of 57 to 71 months. Judge Crotty sentenced Mr. Martinez to 60 months on each count, with the three sentences to run concurrently, along with two years of supervised release. Mr. Martinez also must pay $106,000 in restitution.

Mr. Martinez admitted that throughout his time on the Council, beginning in 2002, he stole about $106,000, a large portion of which was intended for nonprofit groups, including $15,000 for the Washington Heights Art Center and $40,000 for the Upper Manhattan Council Assisting Neighbors. Mr. Martinez also admitted that he had approved fraudulent invoices submitted to his office in exchange for $51,000.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't the feds arrested him before he voted to overturn term limits for himself and Quinn. Also when will the Feds arrest Quinn and Bloomberg????? And especially Simcha Felder.

Anonymous said...

hey LINO, is this crook a DEMOCRAT or g.o.p. n.y.c.so called "representative "?

did you vote for this crook?

just give us the facts,no demonizing B/S.