A Readers' Guide to the Good Stuff From Rudy!

63 Hot Newsbreaks in the New Giuliani Biography

Chapter 13
31. Lawyer Rudy put in so few billable hours at Anderson, Kill that partners in the firm pushed for his departure. (242-243)
32. Giuliani played a key role in commuting the sentence of a convicted INS agent guilty of gross violations of Dominican civil rights, siding with political allies against his own SDNY associates. (257-259) The FBI found that the "new evidence" Giuliani cited to obtain commutation was false. (258)
33. A study of Rudy's "vulnerabilities" that was commissioned by his 1993 campaign condemned his behavior at the 1992 cop riot, calling him "The Human Scream Machine." (262)

Chapter 14
34. David Dinkins questions Mario Cuomo's actions on Crown Heights and Staten Island secession, which aided Giuliani's 1993 campaign. (275-278)
35. The vulnerability study referred to Rudy's "raucous social life" during his marriage to Regina, adding that the annulment and marriage raised "questions about a weirdness factor" afflicting Giuliani's "personal life." Rudy ordered the study destroyed. (283) The study also reviewed Rudy's "arrogance," "ruthlessness," and "reputation for overzealousness." (283-284)

Chapter 15
36. While Rudy's rush to defend the cops involved in the first police killing of his administration got favorable press, no one noticed years later when the city agreed to pay $318,000 to the family. (291)
37. As U.S. attorney, Giuliani relayed highly negative information on Cuomo to the FBI. (303-304)

Chapter 16

38. Ex-Human Resources Administration commissioner Lilliam Paoli says Giuliani special adviser Tony Coles opposed job or language training for welfare recipients, with Coles asking about language training: "What in? Swahili?" (320-321) Paoli was dumped as HRA commissioner because City Hall didn't think she had "the stomach to do draconian things" they thought were necessary. (321)

Chapter 17
39. Factors other than policing account for the decline in auto theft and the theft of auto parts, as well as a variety of other index crimes. (355-364)
40. Burglary data has been artificially lowered by NYPD practices. (359-361) Assault data has also been lowered by downgrading. (362-363)
41. Police commander challenges Giuliani's squeegee claims.
(365) Giuliani's subway graffiti claims are also spurious. (365-366)

Chapter 18
42. While Giuliani blasted administrative bloat at the Board of Ed, fire department managers skyrocketed by 120 percent, police by 79 percent, and the law department by an incredible 943 percent. Citywide, administrators and managers increased by 46 percent. (371)
43. Rudy courted labor leader Charlie Hughes, who admits to making an illegal contribution to Rudy's campaign (374), and who got two major contract concessions. (374-375)
44. Giuliani talked to Chancellor Rudy Crew in their many cigar-and-Scotch get-togethers about his great-man theories of history. Giuliani also told Crew about his father's physical exploits, celebrating the "bravado." (378-379)
45. At the mansion 20 times or so for late evening chats, Crew never saw Donna. With Giuliani outside the mansion another 30 times, he never observed any cell-phone or other contacts with Donna. He and Giuliani talked to each other about their marital problems. (380)
46. Giuliani asks Crew to cooperate with scholarship program for Catholic schools, saying Crew had "no idea" what the church "does for me." (383)
47. Crew goes to war when he learns Giuliani is lobbying Board of Ed members to approve funding for voucher experiment, concludes that Giuliani is "perverse." (386-387) Crew describes Giuliani's "predator/prey" tactics and "roomful of henchmen." (388)
48. Giuliani drops bomb on Crew while he is at his first wife's funeral and Crew's aides learn that Giuliani "henchmen" are whispering to the press about the disarray of Crew's marriage. (390)
49. Giuliani and Crew have dramatic, one-on-one meeting in mayor's office, with Giuliani reaching out to hug Crew. (391-392) Crew concludes that Giuliani "doesn't understand issues of race and class." Crew talks about Giuliani's "powerful pathology" and "anger." (392-393)

Chapter 19
50. Rudy waited for press aide Cristyne Lategano to finish the 1994 marathon (406), and scowled at Lategano's embrace of supposed beau John Miller in December 1994. (407) Miller is told not to talk to Lategano. (407)
51. Lenny Alcivar, organizing Cristyne's 30th birthday party, is instructed by Giuliani not to invite her ex-beaus. (408-409)
52. Lategano adopted many of Rudy's habits and they shared bunny faces. (410) She was with him so often, her apartment "didn't look lived in." Lategano began to look more like a companion than a press aide at evening events. (410)
53. Cristyne was barred from Donna events (412) and interaction with the children. (413) Cristyne stayed away from the mansion or in the den during receptions. (413)
54. Donna changed her name from Giuliani to Hanover on tax returns and her family stopped giving to Giuliani's campaign committee. (414) She took such control over any news about the family that questions about Goalie, the dog, are only supposed to be handled by her office. (Chapter 20, 419)

Chapter 20
55. Rudy's many visits to restaurants around Lategano's apartment end (420). Cristyne's appears alone at May 1999 Giuliani fundraiser, and leaves without talking to the mayor. (421-422)
56. Bruce Nathan says his ex-wife, Judi, who is Rudy's new girlfriend, stopped working in 1979, when they got married in North Carolina, and basically didn't work until near the end of their marriage in 1991. He says she did "Junior Leaguey things." (431)
57. Bruce Nathan claimed in divorce papers that Judi called him "a rich little Kike, Jewish boy" and "Jew Boy." (431)
58. The Rudy/Judi stroll on Mother's Day weekend—with press tipped off beforehand—was a direct slap at Donna, who used to love long strolls with Rudy. (440)
59. Giuliani appears annually as the cochair of the annual major fundraiser at Regina Peruggi's small Manhattan college, and major donors to Rudy have begun giving to her college. (441)
60. Rudy told campaign aides that John Lindsay had a mistress in the building he and Regina lived in during the early '70s. (441)
61. Rudy Crew says Giuliani once told him that D'Amato urged him to run statewide because "there's a lot of action out there," meaning available women. (441-442)

Chapter 21
62. Former first deputy mayor Peter Powers's business relationship with Howard Rubenstein is explored, as is Rubenstein's clout with the Giuliani administration. (450-451)
63. Rudy's tax returns reveal an average annual donation of $200 to the Catholic church he's identified as his family parish, and usher says he's rarely there. (460-461)

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