From the NY Post:
The feds say the wife of disgraced ex-pol Brian McLaughlin doesn’t deserve any money from the sale of the couple’s luxury Long Island home because their lavish lifestyle should have clued her in to his epic $3.1 million corruption scheme.
In court papers, prosecutors allege that Eva McLaughlin “had every reason to know of [Brian’s] criminal activity -- especially given their general spending and the circumstances surrounding the property’s purchase.”
The Manhattan federal court filing also notes that “the amount of net proceeds” from the four-bedroom, Nantucket-style home in Nissequogue “is less than the criminal proceeds that went into the property.”
Eva -- who left Brian over reports of his philandering -- sued the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office for a share of the $1.2 million sale price on grounds that she’s an “innocent spouse” of the imprisoned former Democratic Queens assemblyman and labor leader.
Her suit says that she was “left almost penniless” after he forfeited their home and that she now struggles “every day with supporting me and my daughter.”