From the Daily News:
The Queens political operative who stole $750,000 from Mayor Bloomberg is headed for the slammer.
A judge dismissed pleas for leniency and sentenced John Haggerty to one and a third to four years in state prison.
Probation was not enough, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel said. Also, Haggerty will have to return the money, the judge said.
That means he will likely have to sell the $1.6 million Forest Hills house he grew up in — and which he ripped off the mayor to buy out his brother’s share.
Haggerty's defenders insisted Bloomberg was the real villain and that he lied under oath about never having a substantive conversation with Haggerty.
They said the money Bloomberg funneled to the Independence Party in 2009 was part of a "win-at-all-costs campaign" waged by the mayor.
The NY Times has an interesting analysis.