John Haggerty

Haggerty gets up to four years in larceny case

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

The Queens Republican operative convicted of stealing more than a million dollars from the mayor was led off to prison Monday to begin serving a sentence of at least a year. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel denied the request made by John Haggerty’s attorneys to give the Forest Hills resident probation for his October [...]

John Haggerty

Haggerty set to be sentenced for bilking Bloomberg

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

Queens Republican operative John Haggerty, found guilty last month of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the mayor’s 2009 re-election campaign, can receive a sentence ranging from probation to 15 years in prison when he is set to be sentenced Friday by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge. The Manhattan district attorney’s office said [...]

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Queens GOP infighting ends with Ragusa win

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

A Queens Supreme Court judge put an end to the leadership dispute between warring factions of the Queens Republican Party last week when he ruled that Phil Ragusa is the rightful chairman of the party. A group loyal to Ragusa fought with another group led by Bart Haggerty, who contended former City Councilman Tom Ognibene [...]

John Haggerty

GOP operative guilty of bilking mayor

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on October 27, 2011 | No Comments

Queens political operative John Haggerty was sprung from jail Saturday after posting $250,000 bail but faces up to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty Friday by a Manhattan jury of grand larceny and money laundering after being accused of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Ronald Zweibel [...]

John Haggerty

Haggerty group under fire

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

A campaign committee controlled by Queens Republican political operative John Haggerty, who is on trial for allegedly stealing $1.1 million of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s money, is three months late in filing its disclosure report with the state Board of Elections, a BOE spokesman said Tuesday. Haggerty, a Forest Hills resident, started the 28th Assembly District [...]

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor takes stand in trial of John Haggerty on theft

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Offices, Mayor on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was grilled Monday by a defense attorney in the $1.1 million theft case against a former campaign aide and Queens Republican political operative, John Haggerty. The mayor gave the $1.1 million to the Independence Party in 2009 to be used by Haggerty for poll watching during the election. Bloomberg testified Monday in [...]