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Rudy used NYPD as mistress's 'personal taxi service'

OMG. What will Pat Robertson have to say about this development, as the man he just endorsed for prez not only wasted taxpayer funds to cart his then-mistress, now-spouse Judith Nathan around, but Rudy may be in big legal hot water. (ABC’s The Blotter, via Atrios):

“She used the PD as her personal taxi service,” said one former city official who worked for Giuliani.

New York papers reported in 2000 that the city had provided a security detail for Nathan, who became Giuliani’s third wife after his divorce from Donna Hanover, who also had her own police security detail at the same time.

…The former city officials said Giuliani expanded the budget for his security detail at the time. reported yesterday that many of the security expenses were initially billed to obscure city agencies, effectively hiding them from oversight.

The former officials told the extra costs involved overtime and per diem costs for officers traveling with Giuliani to secret weekend rendezvous with Nathan in the fashionable Hamptons resort area on Long Island.

When the New York City comptroller began to question the accounting, Mayor Giuliani’s office declined to provide details to city security, officials told today.

Rudy’s response about the funky accounting story surfacing is that it is “a pre-debate hit job,” and he didn’t know how the expenses for Nathan’s transportation on the taxpayer’s dime were handled. ROTFLOL. And it looks like he committed a felony as well. (NYT via Talk Left):

[NY State Comptroller Alan Hevesi’s] decision to step down came as Albany prosecutors were preparing to ask a grand jury to indict him on charges of defrauding the government and on other felonies stemming from his use of state employees as chauffeurs and aides to his wife, a law enforcement official said, charges that could have yielded a prison sentence had he been convicted.

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