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NEW YORK.-  Although his name figures on a list along with seven other elected officials probed on alleged fraud by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, NY State Sen. Jose Peralta has yet to deny or clarify the reports.

Peralta, who represents Queens 13th district and is fighting back like a "cornered cat," said he’ll continue his race for that borough’s presidency.

He said he’s calm and notes his 8 years of work as a State and community legislator, while local media report that the Dominican-born politico figures on the list of allegedly corrupt city lawmakers.

Peralta, like others on the alleged list, were secretly tape by former State Sen. Shirley Huntley, sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison for embezzling US$440,000 from a pension fund.

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11 comment(s)
Written by: Adrian29630, 13 May 2013 11:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
The expression is actually "A cornered RAT" not cat and is probably much more appropriate in this case.
Written by: dreamkiller, 13 May 2013 12:21 PM
From: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fighting Joseans lunacy .Stop Guillermo the commie thief in 2016
Jose you are finished get ready to pick mangoes inBani when ou get out of jail
Written by: gmiller261, 13 May 2013 12:24 PM
From: United States

That's because Dominicans do not think there is anything wrong with corruption. It is inbred.

They wear corruption as a macho badge of honor.
Written by: josean, 13 May 2013 1:07 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Did he take courses at FUNGLODE?





Written by: BLANCO, 13 May 2013 4:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic
why is it of any interest about Dominican lawbreakers "lawmakers" in the usa here in the dr. we have our sh*t to deal with at the national enquirer level
Written by: Perception, 13 May 2013 10:13 PM
From: United States
Deportation that will be enough punishment.
Written by: dannyOO, 13 May 2013 10:28 PM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
SPRING VALLEY, USA - The Spring Valley, New York community and its Haitian community are in shock after the arrest of the first Haitian-American mayor and first female to be elected in the village's history was arrested on corruption charges.
Written by: Atabey, 14 May 2013 7:17 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Shocked?



Written by: MannyTav, 14 May 2013 10:02 AM
From: United States
All I can say is for last five years, it's amazing that only minority politicians in NY are corrupt. Or is it they don't play the game at the same level as their co-horts, I mean colleagues? Corruption is corruption, but lets be honest and get em all as opposed to concentrating what appears to be on minority crooks, I mean politicians, I mean is there a difference at this time?
Written by: danny00, 14 May 2013 11:01 AM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
The above post is not my post
Written by: danny00, 14 May 2013 11:09 AM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Deportation??? Hey! This is not puerto plata over here 1st he's going to sit in jail for some time then we will send this piece of crap back where he belongs
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