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Political Operative Gets Prison For Stealing From Bloomberg Campaign

A political operative convicted of bamboozling Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced to prison Monday.

12/19/2011

Polital operative John Haggerty, charged with bilking New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of more than $1 million, leaves criminal court in New York, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A Manhattan judge denied Haggerty's request Tuesday to have the case against him thrown out of court.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

John Haggerty’s Defense Claims His Action ‘Wasn’t A Crime’

Haggerty’s defense claimed he created a slipshod budget for the billionaire’s campaign because he believed no one cared about the details in a win-at-all-costs environment fostered by mayoral insiders desperate to hold on to power.

10/18/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Getty Images)

Trial For John Haggerty, Accused Of Stealing From Bloomberg Campaign, Highlights Ballot Security

Democrats and some voting-rights advocates have long criticized ballot security as a racially charged fig leaf for challenging and intimidating an opponent’s supporters at the polls.

10/02/2011

Polital operative John Haggerty, charged with bilking New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of more than $1 million, leaves criminal court in New York, Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A Manhattan judge denied Haggerty's request Tuesday to have the case against him thrown out of court.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trial Continues For Political Operative Accused Of Stealing From Bloomberg Campaign

John Haggerty denies the allegations against him, and his lawyers are striving to raise questions about Bloomberg’s campaign finances – questions they posed Tuesday to former Deputy Mayor Kevin Sheekey.

09/27/2011