Monserrate Condemns 'Politically Motivated' Burglary

Hiram Monserrate’s office was buglarized last night in what the Queens Democratic City Councilman is suggesting was a "politically motivated"

Hiram Monserrate’s office was buglarized last night in what the Queens Democratic City Councilman is suggesting was a "politically motivated" crime.

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From a public statement emailed earlier by Monserrate’s office:

 

Like every office there are computers, printers, scanners and other equipment including a TV with DVD. However, the only equipment taken was a personal laptop. Also, what was taken was stationery. It is for this reason one begins to suspect the break–in was politically motivated.

 

Also:

 

We look forward to a political climate that addresses the issues and concerns of our constituents and does not involve dirty tricks.

 

As police were going through the office this morning looking for clues, Monserrate’s chief of staff Julissa Ferraras told me, "There’s just so many other valuable things that could have been taken."

When asked who would have the political motivation to break into the office, Ferreras declined to name anyone.

It’s been noted that Monserrate, a term-limitted City Councilman who almost unseated Democratic state Senator John Sabini in 2006 and is considering a rematch later this year.

There’s an unusual history there, including an episode in which Sabini’s office was broken into, and a a moment when Monserrate accused a Sabini staffer of making anti-immigrant remarks.

Does this happen anywhere else? 

Monserrate Condemns 'Politically Motivated' Burglary