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Kevin Sheekey

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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.


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.