CONVICTED STANLEY FRIEDMAN
Former Bronx Democratic boss sentenced March 1987 to 12 years in prison for conviction on racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges for his dealings with the Parking Violations Bureau. LESTER SHAFRAN Former Parking Violations Bureau director sentenced March 1987 to six months in jail and $48,600 in fines for conviction on racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges. MICHAEL LAZAR Former transportation commissioner sentenced March 1987 to three years in prison and a $200,000 fine for conviction on racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges. GEOFFREY LINDENAUER Former Parking Violations Bureau deputy director sentenced July 1987 to two years in prison for conviction on racketeering and extortion charges. ANTHONY AMERUSO Former transportation commissioner convicted of perjury, scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 22. JAY TUROFF Former taxi and limousine commissioner sentenced on June 19 to four months in jail and a $25,000 fine for conviction on bribery charge. FRANCIS X. SMITH Queens Supreme Court justice convicted of perjury in a grand jury investigation of cable television franchising; awaits sentencing. RICHARD RUBIN Top aide to Queens Democratic Party official sentenced March 1987 to 5 years in jail and a $700,000 fine for a State Assembly no-show job scheme. JOHN McLAUGHLIN Former president of the Health and Hospitals Corp. sentenced to six months in jail for lying on financial disclosure forms and stealing from former law clients. ALEX LIBERMAN Former chief lease director pleaded guilty to extorting more than $1 million in bribes; is serving a 12-year prison term. WILLIAM BRENNAN Former State Supreme Court justice convicted of bribery; is serving a five-year prison sentence. STANLEY SIMON Former Bronx borough president indicted on extortion, perjury, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice charges in connection with the Wedtech scandal. Awaits trial on Nov. 9. MARIO BIAGGI Ten-term Bronx congressman indicted for allegedly receiving bribes from a Brooklyn shipyard company. The case is scheduled for trial Monday. In addition, Biaggi was indicted on extortion, perjury, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice charges in connection with the Wedtech scandal. That trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 9. MEADE ESPOSITO Former Brooklyn Democratic boss indicted with Biaggi on charges of taking bribes from a Brooklyn company. JOHN ZACCARO Real estate broker and husband of former Queens congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro was indicted October 1986 on extortion and bribery charges in a Queens cable television franchise scandal. Twenty-six supervisors and inspectors in the school construction unit of the New York City Board of Education were indicted in May 1987 by a Brooklyn grand jury on charges of conspiracy, grand larceny and receiving bribes. All are awaiting trial.
RESIGNED VICTOR BOTNICK Chairman of the Health and Hospitals Corp. resigned June 1986 after admitting that he lied about his academic credentials. THEODORE TEAH Bronx representative on the City Planning Commission resigned in June 1986. Currently under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office in connection with cable television contracts. His attorney has said he resigned public office so he could seek private employment. BESS MYERSON City cultural affairs commissioner resigned in April 1987, one day after a report to Mayor Edward I. Koch found she improperly influenced a judge in city contractor Carl Capasso's (Myerson's boyfriend) divorce case. The U.S. Attorney's office continues to investigate official misconduct and bribery allegations against Myerson. HORTENSE GABLE State Supreme Court justice resigned June 1987 after a mayoral report said she ruled in favor of Myerson's boyfriend in his divorce case after the cultural affairs commissioner gave her daughter a job. The U.S. Attorney's office and the State Commission on Judicial Conduct are still investigating the allegations. GERDI LIPSCHUTZ Queens assemblywoman resigned in March 1987 rather than face censure by the State Assembly after testifying under immunity that she created two no-show jobs. MORRIS TARSHIS Director of the Bureau of Franchises resigned in May 1987 amid allegations of misconduct in awarding cable television contracts. He has declined comment.
UNDER INVESTIGATION ROBERT GARCIA Bronx congressman under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office for possible involvement in the Wedtech scandal. He has denied wrongdoing. HARRISON GOLDIN The city comptroller is under investigation by the city's Department of Investigations for calling investors on behalf of inside-trader Ivan Boesky. He has denied wrongdoing. ISRAEL RUIZ State senator from the Bronx under investigation by four state agencies for allegedly improperly using his influence to win state money for a real estate venture in which he held an interest. He has said he did not benefit from the venture. MANFRED OHRENSTEIN State senator from Manhattan under investigation by the Manhattan district attorney for alleged illegal legislative hiring practices. He has said the hiring practices were legal and carried out on the advice of a lawyer. FRANCISCO LUGOVINA Former head of the Bronx Democratic Committee under investigation by the Bronx district attorney's office for being paid more than $50,000 a year by a company bidding for the Bronx cable television franchise. He has denied wrongdoing.