At Haggerty Trial, Defense Tries to Shine Spotlight on Bloomberg

The trial of a Queens political operative accused of bilking Mayor Michael Bloomberg for over $1 million kicked off this morning with the defense laying clear their strategy in their opening statement: the real wrongdoer is the mayor himself.

Attorneys for John Haggerty, the political operative, repeatedly told the jury that Bloomberg wanted to win his 2009 re-election bid “at all costs,” even if meant breaking campaign finance law and coordinating election day operations with the Independence Party, whom contracted Haggerty to provide ballot security. Read More

At Haggerty Trial, Defense Tries to Shine Spotlight on Bloomberg