Karla Giraldo

  • Columns

    October 27, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Cheating Ways

    An ex-rebel's publicly funded self-empowerment program

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    New York Post Nails Hiram Monserrate Joke after He Dumps Girlfriend

    ​You'd think that sometime between when former state senator Hiram Monserrate cut his girlfriend Karla Giraldo in the face, and when he got expelled as a state senator, that he'd find the time to appreciate the fact that this woman had not broken up with him. Clearly, that wasn't the case. Acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Former State Senator Hiram "Faceslasher" Monserrate's Ex-Chief of Staff Arrested for 'You Don't Know Who I Am'-ing a Cop, Trying to Punk Police

    Via Getty.Former Hiram Monserrate chief of staff, Wayne Mahlke. ​Remember Hiram Monserrate? He's the state senator who got expelled from the State Senate after being convicted of getting faceslashy with girlfriend Karla Giraldo, or as the law deemed it: "misdemeanor domestic assault." Looks li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Jose Peralta Defeats Hiram Monserrate -- Chaos Ensues

    Loser​"This is the final nail in Hiram Monserrate's coffin, and now we have buried him!" declared City Council member Daniel Dromm in East Elmhurst last night, before newly elected State Senator Jose Peralta addressed his supporters and most of the leaders of the city's Democratic establishmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Girlfriend Does Campaign Ad for Her Abuser

    Here's Karla Giraldo -- the woman Hiram Monserrate cut up and dragged around, leading to his ejection from the state senate -- appearing in a video testimonial for Monserrate's special election campaign. The brief clip is in Spanish, so we will translate: "Hiram Monserrate is holding a gun to my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate Heckled at Debate; Jose Peralta Has Big Lead

    There was a debate last night in preparation for Tuesday's special election to fill Hiram Monserrate's state senate seat, from which the convicted abuser was ejected last month. Democrat Jose Peralta and Republican Robert Beltrani were there, but Monserrate, running hard to replace himself, was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Celebrate Three Kings Day -- With Hiram Monserrate?

    ​It's Three Kings Day, the day some orthodox Christians celebrate as the "real" Christmas, and what better way to celebrate than with a gift from a man convicted of abusing his girlfriend? The Daily News has a flier of a Three Kings gift giveaway in Queens, hosted by none other than the Hon. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Monserrate Report Details Leaked; Not Good, But No Sign of Sanctions Yet

    That state senate committee that has been investigating convicted girlfriend-slasher and colleague Hiram Monserrate has drafted a report. It's confidential, but the Times gets some leakage. The report-on-report suggests that the senators fault Monserrate for ass-covering behavior in the wake of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Ewww: Monserrate, Girlfriend Wish to Be "Intimate"

    After that water-glass unpleasantness from which state senator Hiram Monserrate was mostly extricated by conviction on a lesser charge, an order of protection was placed on behalf of his girlfriend/victim Karla Giraldo against Monserrate. She now asks that it be lifted, so that she may resume her "i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Hiram "Slash' 'Em Up" Monserrate Waives Right to Jury Trail

    Hiram Monserrate, the state senator accused of mashing a broken glass into his girlfriend's face, has waived his right to a jury trial. Some find this odd because the judge, Justice William M. Erlbaum of State Supreme Court in Queens, has not been favorable to Monserrate's pre-trial motions heretof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Video of Monserrate Menacing Girlfriend Admitted As Evidence

    ​In case you were wondering how things were going on the prosecution of state senator Hiram Monserrate -- busted last year and indicted in March for attacking his girlfriend with a broken glass -- the answer is: not good. Not only is his trial scheduled for September 14 -- the surveillance vid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Monserrate Indicted on 6 Counts of Girlfriend-Bashing

    In case you were wondering what happened with that assault case on Hiram Monserrate, the state senator who was arrested in December for hitting his girlfriend, who got cold feet afterward but couldn't stop the wheels of justice from turning: he's been indicted by a Queen grand jury for smacking Karl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Monserrate Goes to Senate, But Loses Glasses

    The Daily News says the surveillance tape that shows Hiram Monserrate dragging girlfriend Karla Giraldo around after he cracked a glass across her face does not support his allegation that the glass-smashing was an accident. "The woman looks scared out of her mind and trying to get away from this gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Monserrate's Girl Relents; Malcolm Smith's Aide Tries to Fix Things

    Karla Giraldo told hospital workers that her boyfriend, incoming state senator Hiram Monserrate, attacked her, and that's how she got that gnarly cut on her face that they were putting 20 stitches in. But "when the cuffs came out, her story changed," a cop tells the Daily News. Giraldo's declining t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Monserrate Claims Gal Pal Bash an Accident; GOP May Block Him

    If he's convicted on felony charges for assaulting his girlfriend last Friday, incoming state senator Hiram Monserrate will be forced out of his new seat. Unwilling to wait for the slow wheels of justice to grind, Senate Republicans will try to deny Monserrate the seat in the first place, the Post r ... More >>