Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new administration may have been hit with its first minor scandal today: a report suggesting he intervened to prevent a friend from spending a night behind bars–a suggestion Mr. de Blasio’s office denies.
The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon that Bishop Orlando Findlayter, a member of Mr. de Blasio’s inaugural committee, was spared a night in jail after the mayor contacted a top police official to inquire about his arrest Monday night.
The Shvo Show
Tabber Benedict, one of The New York Observer’s “Gatsbabies,” who almost killed a man during a drunk driving incident in the Hamptons two years ago, is taking his upcoming prison term in stride. The night before he was to be handed down a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for plowing his GMC Acadia into a 45-year-old teacher named Steven Dorn in 2011, Mr. Benedict threw himself a party at Bungalow 8 (or whatever we’re calling it now. Number 8? The former Bungalow 8?).
He told friends that the party was in honor of his upcoming departure … for Europe.
The Mysteries of Brooklyn
Did power broker Michael Shvo forget to check the references on his $6.5 million dollar apartment-sitting application?
It appears so!
Within walking distance from Barney’s and Trader Joe’s, the Brooklyn House of Detention is preparing for 759 new tenants. Not exactly the modern picture of bohemian paradise Brooklyn likes to portray. But this is also the reality of the prison industrial complex in which we live, The Times reports:
Raj Rajaratnam is likely in the market for some new “inside” tips about now: how he’s going to survive eleven years in prison, the sentence for the $64M worth of insider trading he was recently found guilty for that was handed down today. UPDATED: It’s being suggested that Raj is going to the same prison as Bernie Madoff, The Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C.
Lindsay Lohan! You’re newly out of jail, lacking any discernible career, and desperately in need of an image revival. What are you going to do next? It’s time to cut a hefty piece of humble pie and plan some expansion for your fashion line, right? Turns out it is! Ladies and gentlemen, Lindsay Lohan’s 6126 Read More
Apple is ready to play hardball with Fei Lam, the teenager from Queens who built a six-figure business selling parts for the unreleased white iPhone 4.
According to Lam’s attorney, Andrew M. Jaffe, private investigator Jimmy Robbins, who first contacted Lam, was working for Apple.
But when Jaffe called Robbins, he was informed that Robbins Read More