Hiram’s conviction upheld

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, State Senate on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate lost in court again Friday when the state Court of Appeals confirmed his misdemeanor assault conviction for dragging his girlfriend Karla Giraldo through his Jackson Heights apartment in December 2008, the Queens district attorney’s office said. A panel of four judges determined the evidence against Monserrate, whose conviction eventually led [...]

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$376K bill to oust Monserrate

Posted by Rebecca Henely in State Senate on February 24, 2011 | No Comments

The state Senate spent $376,464 for outside criminal legal services in order to boot former East Elmhurst-based Sen. Hiram Monserrate from its chambers, which has earned the ire of state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn). “This is another outlandish expenditure that the taxpayer has to pay for,” Golden said. Yet Austin Shafran, spokesman for the Senate, [...]


Monserrate can see Giraldo after judge loosens restraining order

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 13, State Senate on July 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who was forced to give up his Albany seat after slashing his girlfriend’s face, got a partial reprieve Tuesday when a State Supreme Court judge reduced the order of protection preventing him from having any contact with her.


Monserrate avoids jail but still faces peers

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on December 9, 2009 | No Comments

The saga of state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s (D-East Elmhurst) assault case is out of the courtroom for the time being, but although the first-term legislator avoided any jail time on his misdemeanor conviction for recklessly injuring his girlfriend while dragging her out of his apartment building, he still faces censure from his Senate colleagues and [...]


Monserrate escapes jail term

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on December 4, 2009 | Comments Off

Embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to three years’ probation, a $1,000 fine, 52 weeks of counseling and 250 hours of community service in Queens Supreme Court Friday stemming from a misdemeanor reckless assault charge for an incident in which his girlfriend’s face was slashed. Surveillance footage from the Jackson Heights apartment building where [...]


Jury of peers awaits Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on October 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

After his conviction on misdemeanor assault charges, state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s (D-East Elmhurst) political future hinges on the findings of a committee of inquiry formed by his colleagues in Albany. Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) announced the committee Tuesday following five days of calls for his resignation from various elected officials at the [...]