Articles Tagged ‘Hiram Monserrate’

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Election Guide 2010: Long Island’s State Senate and Assembly Races

What’s at stake in next Tuesday’s election is huge for…



The Conversation: The Primaries

The primaries are over and the people have spoken. But what the hell did they mean? This election season is full of turbulence, roiled by…



Polls Show Peralta Defeating Monserrate

A New York state senator who was expelled after a domestic violence conviction has lost his long-shot bid to get his seat back in a…



Special Election to Fill Queens Senate Seat Today

Voters in Queens are choosing a state senator to replace Hiram Monserrate. He was expelled after a misdemeanor conviction for dragging his girlfriend through an apartment lobby.



3 Years Probation for Queens Pol

By Colleen Long, Associated Press Writer New York state Sen. Hiram Monserrate was sentenced Friday to probation and domestic abuse counseling for dragging his bleeding…



Senate Dems Urge Monserrate to Resign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two senior Senate Democrats and the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women called Friday for Sen. Hiram Monserrate to leave office following his conviction on a misdemeanor charge for assaulting his girlfriend.

With legal fees topping a half-million dollars, Monserrate has a defense fund set up by a network of backers, according to a person familiar with the case who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly about Monserrate’s finances, said the network consists of “high-net individuals” and Monserrate did not use campaign funds to pay legal bills.