From the Daily News:
Former controller, losing mayoral candidate and repeat mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson fights furiously on to evade paying more than a half-million dollars in sanitation fines racked up by his 2009 campaign.
As he challenged Michael Bloomberg that year, Thompson’s team plastered city property with thousand s of illegal posters. Sanit enforcement agents ripped down 8,163 and sent the campaign a $75 ticket for every one.
Rather than cough up penalties of $612,225, Thompson hired lawyer Jerry Goldfeder, who got the tickets dismissed on the technicality that Sanitation could not link each specific summons with a specific poster.
Thompson’s dodge forced the Sanitation Department to waste enormous time and money reissuing the tickets to the exacting specifications of the law. This the department did, and, on Friday, there was Goldfeder, challenging it all again at an Environmental Control Board hearing.