Local Politician Predicts Mayor Bloomberg to Jail in 2012

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at City Hall to discuss the removal of Occupy Wall Street protesters early today from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has become the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Former New York Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV boldly said Mayor Bloomberg will go to prison before finishing his third term in a roundup of political predictions for the Spanish-language El Diario newspaper. Powell didn't explain why, but his fantasy went far enough to include Bill Thompson winning the mayorship in a special election, so it's either a joke without a punch line or Powell knows something we don't. Or it's completely baseless! Stay tuned in the New Year.