Interestingly, today’s amNY article gives credence to Pedro Espada‘s assertion that he was the victim of a political vendetta.
Missing from amNY’s pantheon of recently disgraced former city officials is Miguel Martinez who pleaded guilty (in 2009) to embezzling $106,000 in city council funds. I had forgotten about former Councilman Dennis Gallagher‘s sexcapade.
I feel Gallagher belongs on different list with Hiram Monserrate (a two-fer), Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. I guess amNY needed a white guy for balance.
Since 2000, we’ve had Guy Velella, Gloria Davis, Diane Gordon, Clarence Norman, Roger Greene, and Efrain Gonzalez leave office under a cloud. I’d have listed the late senator Guy Velella, instead of Gallagher, because he went to prison on bribery charges.
See the full amNY political pantheon of shame here.