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UPDATED: Haggerty verdict announced

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WNYC's Bob Hennelly is reporting that John Haggerty, the Republican operative accused of stealing campaign money from Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 third-term effort, has been found not guilty of Grand Larceny, the most serious charge against him.

He has been found guilty of lesser charges. We'll post more when it becomes available.

Update 1

District Attorney Cyrus Vance sent out a release on the verdict.

“John Haggerty abused the electoral process to enrich himself,” said District Attorney Vance. “I thank the jurors for their service and careful attention in this case.”

Update 2

The indefatigable Azi Paybarah of caught Haggerty's lawyer, Dennis Vacco's, reaction after the verdict.