Councilmember Dan Halloran

Candidates vie for votes in Councilmember Halloran’s district
Candidates vie for votes in Councilmember Halloran’s district
Politics Melissa Chan 8/21/2013 at 12:53PM

The six candidates vying to replace scandal-scarred Councilmember Dan Halloran mapped out ways they would bring integrity back to the seat at a Flushing forum last week. “There is such anger, and it’s justified,” said Paul Vallone at a forum hosted by the MinKwon Center for Community Action. “We need to reclaim our local council [...]

Mailers direct Whitestone voters to wrong polling sites
Mailers direct Whitestone voters to wrong polling sites
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/15/2013 at 11:31AM

An apparent mistake by the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) would have had Whitestone residents voting in Forest Hills during the upcoming primary. About 100 people in Whitestone, College Point, Malba and Beechhurst were sent BOE mailers last week directing them to vote more than six miles away, double the distance of their usual polling [...]

State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2013 at 3:43PM

Despite his political troubles embattled State Senator Malcolm Smith will team up with rapper and actor LL Cool J again to present the 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament. The event, which features basketball games and double-dutch tournaments, will be free to register and participate in, and will take place at Daniel O’Connell Park in Saint [...]

Smith, Halloran lawyers want some charges dismissed against embattled pols
Smith, Halloran lawyers want some charges dismissed against embattled pols
Politics Queens Courier Staff 7/31/2013 at 2:15PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran and former Republican leaders appeared in court late last week to continue fighting federal charges. They all pleaded not guilty in April. Lawyers for the defendants are reportedly fighting to get some of the charges dismissed. They could not be reached for comment in time for press. Officials [...]

Halloran spokesperson latest top aide to jump ship
Halloran spokesperson latest top aide to jump ship
Politics Melissa Chan 6/14/2013 at 3:23PM

The mouthpiece for indicted Councilmember Dan Halloran has quit his post, The Courier has learned. Kevin Ryan, 37, resigned Friday as the lawmaker’s director of communications. He worked for Halloran for nearly one year. “I have greatly enjoyed working for the City Council, especially in the unique 19th  District,” Ryan said in a statement. “I am [...]

Halloran, Smith enter not guilty pleas
Halloran, Smith enter not guilty pleas
Politics Melissa Chan 4/23/2013 at 2:16PM

Two Queens politicians and a borough GOP boss pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, April 23 in a federal case alleging they conspired to rig the mayoral election, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilmember Dan Halloran and Queens County Republican Party Vice Chair Vincent Tabone face bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud charges. [...]

Indictment in Smith, Halloran mayoral bribery case
Indictment in Smith, Halloran mayoral bribery case
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 4/19/2013 at 7:54AM

A federal grand jury has indicted State Senator Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Dan Halloran for an alleged bribery plot to rig the mayoral race. Vincent Tabone, vice chair of the Queens County Republican Party, Joseph Savino, chair of the Bronx County GOP, Mayor Noramie Jasmin of Spring Valley, and the deputy mayor, Joseph Desmaret, were also named in [...]

Malcolm Smith back to work following bribery arrest
Malcolm Smith back to work following bribery arrest
Politics Maggie Hayes 4/17/2013 at 2:21PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith is back to work following his arrest earlier this month on corruption charges. “We’re serving the people just as we usually do,” said a Smith spokesperson. “We’ve been helping them as we always have.” On Tuesday, April 2, Smith was arrested along with Councilmember Dan Halloran for allegedly trying to rig [...]

City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
City Council strips Dan Halloran of funding power
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/09/2013 at 5:24PM

The City Council has voted to strip disgraced Councilmember Dan Halloran of his committee assignments and power to allocate funding. Halloran faces federal charges for allegedly playing a key role in a conspiracy and bribery scheme to rig the mayoral election, authorities said. Power to distribute funds in the 19th District now falls to Speaker Christine [...]