Diane Gordon's Indictment
July 11th, 2006
Brooklyn State Assemblymember Diane Gordon was charged with bribery, accused of demanding a $500,000 home from a developer in return for helping the builder acquire city land – and many opinion writers are leafing through the indictment and weighing in on the situation.
The New York Post’s Andrea Peyser writes, “Assemblywoman Diane Gordon sure likes the poor folks she represents in East New York, Brooklyn. She likes them so much, she plotted to move into a swanky, marble- and wood-inlaid house – in Queens. Free of charge.”
The Empire Zone observes that this “marks the third time in recent years that state lawmakers from Brooklyn have been implicated in criminal cases.” The other two: Brooklyn Democratic boss and Assemblyman Clarence Norman and Assemblyman Roger Green.
It Takes A Blogger has a connection between Gordon and Norman, who in his trial testified that he did not steal $5,000 from his campaign committee, but said he loaned Gordon the money personally because she needed it right away.
The Daily Politics quotes an investigation commissioner who said Gordon “dreamed of living in a gated community, but not the one she bargained for when she abused her authority as a public official.”By Mark Berkey-Gerard on July 11, 2006, 7:22 am
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