The former Manhattan Republican Chairman James Ortenzio just pleaded guilty to tax evasion, according to the Manhattan District Attorney.
From a press release that just went out:
Mr. Morgenthau said that ORTENZIO’s crimes occurred while he was the County Chairman of the New York County Republican Committee. From 1999 to 2003, ORTENZIO had served Read More
Earlier, I noted that James Ortenzio stepped down from his post as Chairman of the New York Republican County Committee and as finance chair for the state Republican Party.
Earlier this week, one of those positions was filled when Jennifer Yaffa was elected to chair the Manhattan party.
As for the finance Read More
A blog on Urban Elephants reports that James Ortenzio is resigning from his post as chairman of the New York Republican County Committee, and that he may also be stepping down from his post as state party finance chairman.
I haven’t been able to reach Ortenzio on his cell phone or at his Read More
And on the subject of Republican leadership…
Manhattan GOP Chair and medieval cartography expert James Ortenzio – an early Bill Weld supporter – wants to know why John Faso isn’t getting more help from the county leaders who claim to be in his camp.
“They’re the ones who said last September that a Read More
Manhattan GOP chairman James Ortenzio, one of KT McFarland’s strongest backers, has apparently asked her to drop out of the race after lackluster fund-raising and the airing of ugly family business that has distracted and damaged her flagging campaign.
McFarland’s press secretary, Morgan Ortagus-Dobbs, denied any notion of pressure from Ortenzio.
“I just asked Read More
Mike is doing his best to remove the feeding tube, as it were, from Tom Ognibene‘s campaign for Mayor, which has struggled to gain traction despite the dissatisfaction on the Mayor’s right.
Today, the chairman of the Manhattan Republican Party, James Ortenzio, sent a letter to the city’s Campaign Finance Board asking that Read More
From today’s AP follow on the state GOP’s decision to give the Log Cabin Republicans a seat on the party’s executive committee.
“Whether it’s a log cabin, a yurt, an igloo or a split-level, we’ve got room for every kind of housing no matter how you depict yourself in terms of your belief,” Read More
When James Ortenzio became chairman of the Manhattan Republican Party in May, he took over a franchise in ruins. The party organization was in debt. Its last elected official had retired and had been replaced by a liberal Democrat. And volunteers to run in future races were few and far between.
But Mr. Ortenzio, a Read More
According to the secret grumblings of top Albany insiders, the last
place Gov. George Pataki intended to be on June 3 was the New York
Sheraton, where two newly declared enemies of the state were throwing a
fund-raising bash for the Republican Party’s state committee. Mr.
Pataki reportedly was boycotting the event because James Ortenzio Read More