Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tainted campaign cash?

From the NY Post:

The bust of a carnival operator who was approached about turning government witness to save his skin from charges of bribing an elected official has sent other pols who took his campaign money scrambling.

As Lawrence Carr's two-count bribery case winds its way through Brooklyn court, some elected officials are debating whether to get rid of the contributions he gave them.

"I believe if his money is tainted, I would consider giving it to charity," said state Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Queens), who has received $5,000 from Carr and Carr's wife, Malinda, since 2002.

Carr was indicted in June for allegedly bribing an official, identified by sources as disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate.

Others who got Carr cash include former state Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), $1,000; Councilwoman Helen Sears (D-Queens), $3,000; and Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), $2,500.


Anonymous said...

BTW: did John Liu REALLY give the tainted $5000, campaign donation that he got from the convicted asian democrat bundler, a few years ago ?can proof be gotten.F.O.I.L .?

Anonymous said...

see wikipedia: NORMAN HSU, sentenced to 24 years in federal prison for embezzlement and "BUNDLING" millions of donations to H.R.C.,Ed.Rendell, John Kerrey, Obama, rep. Kennedy and hundreds of democrat candidates in 2006-2009.

is there proof that they really gave the money back through charities ?