Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Controlling Judges Decisions

"The final dagger was wielded by state Supreme Court Justice Gloria Dabiri, who, through her misunderstanding of the law and lack of common sense, not only knocked Eisenberg off the ballot but created a monster that will haunt New York politics. Dabiri ruled that residence can be used as a weapon against candidates.
Recchia wanted his opponent barred for using the Americanized Tony Eisenberg rather than the Russian Anatoly Eyzenberg. Recchia also said Eisenberg wasn't registered at the right address.
The Dems put Dabiri on the bench, so when Brooklyn party honcho Jeff Feldman showed up in her courtroom to observe the proceedings, she got the message. She bought the whole package and bounced Eisenberg on both his name and residence" - Daily News, September 9, 2003

Monday, September 8, 2003

4 Judges Feldman About Feldman Extortion Racket

"Since then, the only people to be indicted are Mr. Norman and the executive director of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, Jeffrey C. Feldman. Both are accused of threatening to withhold the party's support from judicial candidates unless they hired the party's favored consultants to print brochures and work to get out the vote." - New York Sun, October 25, 2005

"Political analysts said if the district attorney wins again, he will also be able to use his success as a warning to others, including the executive director of the party, Jeffrey Feldman, who, like Norman, is charged with extortion and coercion.
That indictment accuses them of demanding that two judicial candidates, Karen Yellen and Marcia Sikowitz, hire the party's go-to vendor, Branford Communication, to print campaign literature, and to hire a political consultant favored by the Brooklyn Democratic Party, William Boone, in exchange for the party's endorsement in 2002.
Many who are following the case say one of the big outstanding questions is whether Mr. Feldman, who has a pending appeal, will cut a deal with prosecutors if his case heads to trial. According to published reports, Mr. Feldman has not had those discussions with prosecutors."
New York Sun, November 7, 2005

"But it is essentially the opposite. Mr. Norman and Jeff Feldman seem to be politicizing crime. At least that is what the four judges and several of their campaign workers are telling prosecutors. They testify they felt extorted into hiring particular consultants, who weren't even in their best interest, if they want the endorsement of the Brooklyn organization."
New York Sun, September 8, 2003