Diane Gordon Gets Two-To-Six for Bribery
Diane Gordon—the Brooklyn Assemblywoman blinded by house envy—got slammed today with a prison term of two to six years for bribery.
Gordon, 57, was found guilty on April 8 after a month-long trial in which Brooklyn District Attorney’s office played hours of videotapes that showed her oohing and ahhing over architectural drawings that a developer seeking city-owned property promised to build for her—for free.
“You’re making me so excited. Oh my Lord,” Gordon, a Democrat, is heard on one tape as the developer showed her blueprints that included five bedrooms, a Jacuzzi, and a rear patio.
The developer, Raj Batheja, was actually taping the meetings for the city’s Department of Investigation which had caught him in his own scams.
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The Youtube clip showcases her negotiating style: the lawmaker discusses how “if everything goes through” she won’t have to pay the $2,000 a month mortgage cost for her fantasy home.
For more on Gordon's treachery, read the Voice's story from March.
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