Hiram Monserrate Faces Corruption Charges


Former state senator Hiram Monserrate reportedly surrendered to authorities this morning amid reports that he’ll be charged in federal court with stealing tens of thousands of dollars that had been allocated by the City Council to a nonprofit community group, the Latino Initiative for Better Resources & Empowerment (or LIBRE), and using it to pay his campaign workers, which you’re not supposed to do. [NBC New York]