Some help from the Bronx
(Page 3 of 3)
By Adam Wisnieski
Mr. Dinowitz said the jurors finished the job that the voters in the 33rd Senatorial district started by voting for state Sen. Gustavo Rivera over Mr. Espada. Mr. Dinowitz also tried to poke holes in the common complaint from New Yorkers, or even Americans, that all politicians are crooks.
“His criminal acts give politics a bad name despite the fact that the vast majority of elected officials are decent, hardworking people. He stole from the taxpayers and ultimately from the people he was supposed to help, in order to pay for his lavish lifestyle. Disgusting! I hope he receives the maximum punishment under the law,” Mr. Dinowitz said.
Under the law, Mr. Espada could face 40 years in prison, but that is unlikely.
Moerdler in the ‘Daily News’
Community Board 8 Land Use chair and MTA board member Charles Moerdler made headlines in the Daily News recently after the assistant manager of the Cornell Club in Manhattan said Mr. Moerdler parked his Mercedes illegally in front of the club.
In the article, the manager accused Mr. Moerdler of using his MTA police-issued placard to park in front of the club for several hours. Mr. Moerdler contends it was only 15 minutes and he was doing MTA business.
“I do stupid things,” Mr. Moerdler told the Daily News. “This is not one of them, I think.”
KeywordsAdam Wisnieski, Political Arena, Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charlie Rangel, Clyde Williams, the Campaign for Primary Accountability, Ben Franklin Reform Democratic Club, State Sen. Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Sen. Pedro Espada, Sen. Gustavo Rivera, Community Board 8 Land Use chair, MTA board member Charles Moerdler.