“The defendant is not Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. He conceited this elaborate scheme because he needed the money to buy out his brother’s share of the family home. The bottom line is the defendant sought to enrich himself at Mayor Bloomberg’s expense and got caught when the newspapers started to investigate the mayor’s donations to the Independence Party.”
–Judge Ronald Zweibel, denying John Haggerty’s motion to dismiss the case against him. Haggety is accused of stealing more than $1 million from Bloomberg’s 2009 re-election campaign.
[h/t Celeste Katz]