Tony Seminerio

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Queens Pol Tony Seminerio, 75, Dies in a Federal Pen

    ​Former Queens assemblyman Tony Seminerio died today in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina where he was serving out the six-year fraud sentence he received in February. Seminerio, 75, had long been in poor health. Prior to his sentencing by federal Judge Naomi Buchwald for taking hund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Alan Hevesi's Cheating Heart

    ​Of all the crooked pols we have seen standing in the dock in recent years admitting to felonies on the public purse, it would be hard to find a more unlikely catch than Alan Hevesi. Most scamsters emit some whiff of deceit. For Hevesi's fellow former assemblyman from Queens, Tony Seminerio, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Vito Lopez Can't Catch a Break: Three Investigations for a Man Battling the Big C

    ​The timing couldn't be worse for top Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez. Last week, he quietly let friends know that he's had a recurrence of the cancer that's been in remission since the mid '90s. He'll be undergoing heavy chemotherapy over the next few weeks. Today comes a Times story stating tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Corrupt Queens Pol Tony Seminerio Sentenced to Six Years

    Former Queens state assemblyman Tony Seminerio was sentenced today to six years in prison for running a bribery and extortion scheme for more than a decade. Seminerio, who represented the 38th District in southwest Queens for three decades, pled guilty in June to soliciting for himself as much as h ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Judge to Brian McLaughlin: Ten Years Should Do It

    Ex-city labor leader and Queens assemblyman Brian McLaughlin was hit with a ten-year prison term this afternoon for a $2 million spree of thievery in which he looted union, campaign, and state funds, and shook down contractors for bribes. (Background here and here.) McLaughlin, 57, who led the city' ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 17, 2008

    Veteran Pol Tony Seminerio and Bribe-Taking in Albany

    Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?

  • News

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