A political operative convicted of bamboozling Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced to prison Monday.
John Haggerty was convicted today of cheating Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of $1.1 million, ending a case that has put a spotlight on the billionaire mayor and the inner workings of his campaigns.
Put simply, prosecutors say John Haggerty stole money from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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.
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.
Jury selection got under way in the trial of a political consultant charged with stealing more than $1 million from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
A political operative charged with bilking New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of more than $1 million has lost a bid to have the case thrown out.
New York state’s Independence Party bills itself as blasting a straightforward new path through two-party politics, but now the state’s third-largest party is increasingly embroiled in high-stakes intrigue of its own.
John Haggerty’s lawyer and prosecutors were scheduled to make arguments Tuesday before a Manhattan judge. Haggerty has pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and other charges.