do not collect $200
do not collect $200, do not pass go
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is going after the pensions of four ex-pols convicted on corruption-related charges, his office announced this morning.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York has filed paperwork seeking orders to force former City Councilmen Larry Seabrook and Miguel Martinez to forfeit their pension payments to pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars owed on their corruption charges.
After a press conference this afternoon, State Senator Mike Gianaris, who heads the Senate Democrats’ campaign efforts, sounded a cautionary note to the Senate Republicans and their redistricting efforts by comparing them to the Former House Speaker who landed in prison.
“Let’s not forget something, Tom DeLay’s headed to jail in Texas because he was mucking around with redistricting in exactly the same way the Senate Republicans are,” he said. “We don’t want to bring Tom Delay politics to New York, the people of New York aren’t going to stand for it, and I don’t believe [the maps] are going to go through in the end.”