From the NY Post:
Crooked ex-politician Brian McLaughlin's mom has added her name to the list of victims in his epic, $3.1 million rip-off scheme.
Court papers filed by Ilene McLaughlin, 82, say she lost $145,000 that the former Queens assemblyman borrowed against his swanky second home on Long Island's exclusive North Shore.
The widowed granny, who lives in a modest co-op apartment in Flushing, says in her self-filed court documents that she handed over the dough in March 2006 but never got a nickel back.
Instead, the Democratic former labor leader forfeited all his proceeds when he sold the house for nearly $1.2 million two years later as part of the settlement of the racketeering case against him.
His mother's Manhattan federal court suit seeks to force the Justice Department to repay the entire mortgage, plus unspecified interest, "as stated in my contract."
The aging pensioner, who hung up on a reporter that called for comment, joins the lengthy list of marks that McLaughlin preyed on to bankroll a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, a country club and a string of mistresses.
Her son is currently serving 10 years in the slammer for swindling taxpayers, political contributors, union members and even his local Little League, from which he looted $95,000.