Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloomberg aide probed by Manhattan DA

From the NY Post:

A top campaign adviser to Mayor Bloomberg -- who won't explain how he spent $750,000 of the mayor's money -- is now the target of a grand-jury probe.

Sources said last night that Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is summoning witnesses before a panel examining what John Haggerty Jr. did with cash funneled through the state Independence Party.

As The Post first reported, Haggerty set up a mysterious company -- Special Election Operations LLC -- to conduct a supposed poll-watching operation on Election Day 2009.

But the firm didn't register with the Secretary of State's Office until Dec. 3, a month after the election.

Officials said Haggerty hired 200 to 300 poll watchers at $500 apiece, producing a bill far short of $750,000.

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, the campaign's communications director, said Haggerty wasn't authorized to keep any leftovers.

Although Haggerty was listed as a "volunteer," sources said he was regularly seen at Bloomberg's Midtown campaign headquarters.

Haggerty's $750,000 came by way of the Independence Party, which got $1.2 million from the mayor a few days before Election Day.

Independence Party chairman Frank McKay said party officials would cooperate in the probe.


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Anonymous said...

yes Bloomberg likes to probe tight boy's butts.

christineQuinn's Slush funds. said...

Please Cy Vance, please do something. The Board of conflict did NOTHING, the Dept of INvestigations DID NOTHING, the FEDS did NOTHING.. Why is Bloomberg and ESPECIALLY Christine Quinn not in Jail??

if you don't do anything, she will be Mayor in 2013. god help us all.

Anonymous said...

Are we talking about the same Independence Party that embraces anti-Semites and other assorted wackos such as Fulani?

Mayor Michael Bloombutt said...

"Bloomberg aide probed by Manhattan DA"

I thought it said DR and not DA. I had my colonoscopy last week. As a matter of fact, they're so much fun, I have them once a month!!!!!!!

georgetheatheist said...

Just what in Hell does the Independence Party STAND for? It has no philosophy.