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Haggerty Trial: Inside Politics

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Reporter Azi Paybarah from capitalnewyork.com discusses the trial of John Haggerty, the man accused of spending the $1 million he was paid by the Bloomberg campaign for "ballot security" on a house.

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Comments [4]

Scott from Westchester

I don't understand the focus on what he did with the money. The question would seem to be one of whether or not he provided the services he was contracted to provide. Over and above that, any business is designed to generate a profit, and what he did with the rest of the money, whether he bought a house or bought lottery tickets, seems irrelevant.

Sep. 28 2011 11:14 AM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Another guest with a choppy speech pattern which makes him hard to follow.

Sep. 28 2011 10:43 AM
NYC (Moderate) Republican from NYC

I've done this before (volunteer). Haggerty hires a bunch of private livery cars whose drivers don't speak English and don't know the area (Queens or Yonkers) and drive around endlessly looking for the polling places. When you finally get there, you go in and check in with the poll watchers who sit there all day to make sure there haven't been any issues. The poll watchers who sit there get paid. Bberg got suckered by Haggerty who talks a good game.

Sep. 28 2011 10:42 AM
Nick from USW

Another conference on the "meaning" of the actions of crooked politicians.

Sep. 28 2011 10:40 AM

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