Tag Archives: Hiram Monserrate

QUEENS: Former NY Sen. Hiram Monserratte Gets Two Years In Prison

Former Democratic New York Sen Hiram Monserrate has been sentenced to two years in prison for campaign finance fraud. The ex-Queens politician was also ordered to cough up $79,000 in restitution, following his guilty plea in May to mail fraud. Monserrate is expected to report to prison in March. “Hiram Monserrate was undone by his greed and now will pay …

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Marriage Opponent And Former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate Is Going To Prison

Convicted Friday on felony charges of campaign finance improprieties, former NY Sen. Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate has become the second Democrat from his chamber to be sentenced to prison this year. Last month former Sen. Carl “Closet Case” Kruger was sentenced to seven years for corruption and bribe-taking. Both senators were part of the notorious “Democratic Eight” who bucked their party …

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Former NY State Sen. Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate Indicted For Corruption

Former New York state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who was expelled from the Senate after being convicted of slashing his girlfriend’s face with a broken glass, has been indicted on felony charges of campaign finance fraud. Monserrate, 43, was charged with funneling taxpayer money to a non-profit group, Latino Initiative for Better Resources and Empowerment, or LIBRE, that provided support services …

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NY Sen. Pedro Espada OUSTED

New York Sen. Pedro Espada, who hijacked the state Senate last year to temporarily join the GOP with three other renegade Democrats, has lost his primary reelection bid to Gustavo Rivera, who obliterated Espada by more than two to one. Espada is under investigation by state and federal authorities for siphoning more than $14M from his Bronx health clinic for …

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Gay Activist Wayne Mahlke Busted In Ugly Confrontation With NYPD

Wayne Mahlke, the former vice president and co-founder of the Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens, faces seven years in prison over a nasty and seemingly unprovoked confrontation with a female NYC cop. A foul-mouthed former aide to disgraced ex-Sen. Hiram Monserrate cussed out a city cop and tried to bully his way out of an arrest by flashing …

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Quote Of The Day – Eric Schneiderman

“I’ve watched the video of him assaulting Karla Giraldo enough times. I don’t have any interest in watching him hit anyone else – including me. This is a guy who battered a woman. I am not going to a shooting competition with the Son of Sam, either.” – NY Sen. Eric Schneiderman, turning down disgraced former Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s offer …

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Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate LOSES Homophobic Bid To Return To NY Senate

Local news has declared Assemblyman Jose Peralta the victor (by an almost 2-1 margin) over former NY Sen. Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate in one of the most homophobia-filled elections in recent NYC history. It appears that turnout, always low for special elections, may have only been about 25,000 total voters, making the impact of activists from groups such as Fight Back …

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Monserrate Violates Polling Place Laws

Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate spent election day by traveling to polling places in Queens trailed by sound trucks broadcasting his message in English and Spanish, a violation of laws requiring that candidates do not campaign at places where people vote. Around 11:30 a.m., he strutted into a senior center on Roosevelt Avenue in Corona that also held a polling station, violating …

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Andres Duque: Betrayed By Monserrate

My friend Andres Duque, who blogs at Blabbeando, writes today of his former friendship with Hiram Monserrate, whom Andres took to Monserrate’s first gay bar and who in 2008 bestowed a proclamation honoring Andres’ “passionate fight for the recognition of same-sex partnerships.” A snippet: I might not consider myself to idolize political leaders but Hiram, at one point, was my …

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Queens: Get To The Polls Today

If you live in Jackson Heights, Queens or know somebody who does, please remember to email your friends a reminder to get to the polls today. Turnout is expected to be quite low, so you will be spending less than five minutes of your day to strike the first blow in voting out hate in the New York Senate. Fight …

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Tomorrow: Monserrate – Peralta Election

Tomorrow Queens residents will vote on whether to allow anti-gay Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate back into the NY Senate following his explusion for attacking his girlfriend, who was left with 40 stitches in her face when Monserrate “accidentally” slashed her with a broken glass. Assemblyman Jose Peralta is riding high in the polls, but Monserrate has galvanized the local Hispanic evangelical …

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Peralta Vs. Slasher Monserrate

Andres Duque at Blabbeando provides the transcript for this debate on NYC Spanish television. Monserrate complains about the “wealthy homosexuals” such as activist Tim Gill who are funding Peralta’s campaign, calling Peralta a “marionette” of the gay community.

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Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate Booed At Public Debate With Jose Peralta

Audience members booed and symbolically “slashed” their faces with blood-red lipstick last night as former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate debated Assemblyman Jose Peralta. Monserrate, who’s fighting to win back the state Senate seat he was booted from earlier this year, was booed as he introduced himself during the debate against Democratic Assemblyman Jose Peralta. Also participating in the debate was …

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The Man Behind Hiram Monserrate’s Anti-Gay Campaign

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher has interviewed Rev. Ricardo Reyes, former NY Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s “spiritual advisor.” Reyes is the man presumably behind Monserrate’s new tactic of making his return to the Senate a defacto marriage equality referendum. The interview takes an interesting turn when Reyes pulls in Jorge, a supposedly gay employee to speak. It turns out, people become …

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Hiram Monserrate, Remixed

Gothamist notes that Hiram “Slasher” Monserrate has stolen Barack Obama’s campaign slogan and iconic “O” graphic in his campaign to retake his seat in the NY Senate. Below is the remix of his sign. The special election is one week from today in Queens. Fight Back New York.

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The Truth About Hiram Monserrate

Fight Back New York has launched The Truth About Hiram Monserrate, a site with links to many major news stories about the girlfriend-slashing former NY state senator, as well as lots of downloadable fliers such as the one above. (I love the signs that include broken glass.) Donate to support Monserrate’s opponent, the LGBT-friendly Jose Peralta here.

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Fight Back New York Gets “Counter Punch” From Anti-Gay Christian Group

In an apparent response to the formation of Fight Back New York, the new LGBT PAC aimed at defeating anti-gay New York politicians, here comes Counter Punch, a campaign of the New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedom. Their mission statement: “This ministry exists to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ.” Here’s what they say about Fight Back New …

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