Feds target corrupt politicians’ pensions | New York Post


NY Post reports that the federal prosecutors are seeking to seize the pensions of convicted pols who haven’t satisfied asset forfeiture claims. The four targeted crooked pols are former City Councilmembers Larry Seabrook and Miguel Martínez, former state Senator Hiram Monserrate, and former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi. All were ordered to repay/forfeit from $79,000 up to $1.4 million of their ill-gotten gain upon conviction. At time of the Bharara’s filing, none had done so.

“With today’s actions, we aim to prevent corrupt elected officials from continuing to benefit from pensions paid for by the very people they betrayed in office,” [US Attorney Preet] Bharara said.

Bharara continues to bring down the thunder on crooked pols and to put the fear of Shiva in the hearts of potential wrongdoers. To which, I say, “BRAVO!”

http://nypost./2013/12/17/feds-target-corrupt-politicians-pensions/

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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One Response to Feds target corrupt politicians’ pensions | New York Post

  1. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    CONCUR! BRAVO!!

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