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Bronx Assemblyman Peter Rivera is going after U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia for his decision to announce more charges against Bronx state Senator Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. today — just as lawmakers were getting back to Albany to vote on their pay raises.

Rivera, who is the chair of the New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, told me, “I don’t understand the logic why he would pick the day we’re in session to re-indict an individual again, when we’re in session. Allegedly, and this is something I learned from the media, allegedly we’re up here doing pay raises. Is the point to discuss, when the coverage is going to be ‘pay raise’ or ‘no pay raise,’ a member of the legislature gets indicted?

“Sound judicial policy would keep politics out of the administration of justice.”

— Azi Paybarah

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