From the Daily News:
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa and former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz scammed Sliwa's ex-wife out of more than $400,000 in a bizarre child-support payment scheme, a new $1.4 million lawsuit charges.
Mary Sliwa says that when she and her husband were still together, the famous anti-crime activist used their marital assets to make inflated support payments to Katz, who had two children in-vitro with Sliwa as her sperm donor.
The angry ex-wife says that Sliwa also cheated on her with Katz, now a leading contender for Queens borough president.
Mary Sliwa says her husband made the bloated child support payments because he was planning to divorce her and shack up with Katz.
Katz received $96,000 a year tax free for several years starting in 2008, says the lawsuit against Sliwa, 59, and the Queens politician, 47.
Now Mary Sliwa, 59, and the special needs child she had with the red beret-wearing media personality, are that much the poorer, according to the suit, which demands $405,000 back, plus interest and $1 million in damages.
She says that when Katz had her first in-vitro baby in 2008, Sliwa denied any intimate relationship with the Queens politician and said his sperm had been “frozen” years before.
“During the next several months, the co-defendants conspired with each other to drain marital assets so Curtis Sliwa could leave plaintiff in due course, join his mistress, Melinda Katz, and have a ‘nest egg’ of marital assets,” the suit states.
Mary Sliwa says her husband was required to pay no more than $1,700 a month to Katz — but paid $8,000, plus $1,150 to provide “his mistress” with a life insurance policy. That amounted to more than half of his income, according to the astonishing suit.