Hiram Monserrate, Pol Who Allegedly Slashed Lover's Face, Headed to Trial

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The New York state senator accused of slashing his girlfriend's face with broke glass during an argument, Hiram Monserrate, will stand trial.He had filed motions for the case to be dismissed.From an article at the New York Times: Rejecting multiple motions to dismiss assault charges against State Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Queens judge said the case would go to trial on Sept. 14.In a written ruling issued at State Supreme Court in Queens, the judge denied a defense motion to suppress a key...Read Full Story

Hiram Monserrate -- Part of GOP coup in Albany

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Hiram Monseratte has become part of a GOP 'coup' in Albany, attempting to take over the State House from Democratic control.Monseratte joined Pedro Espada Jr. in aligning himself with Republican leadership, even while remaining a Democrat.From a story in the New York Daily News: Chaos reigned in Albany on Monday night after Republicans seemingly pulled off an unprecedented midsession coup to gain control of the chamber. The GOP flipped two Democrats to shift power to their side, making one of...Read Full Story

Hiram Monserrate -- NY pol charged with slashing girlfriend's face

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Hiram Monserrate, a NYC pol, was recently elected to a two year term in the New York State Senate, but he could be facing a much longer stay than that in prison if he's found guilty of three countr of felony assault against his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo.The grand jury has chosen to indict Monserrate after his arrest on Dec. 19, on charges of slashing Giraldo in the face with a broken bottle during a ferocious fight between the two. Giraldo, after initially telling police that her face was...Read Full Story