New York City bribery scandal gets twistier
Queens City Councilman Daniel Halloran, arrested just last week over an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayoral race, also reportedly had an affair with his 21-year old college-aged staffer, according to the New York Post.
From the Post:
Dan Halloran, 41 — who is charged in a bribe scheme to get state state Sen. [Malcolm] Smith into the mayoral race — repeatedly hooked up with Meaghan Mapes, then 21, in her Queens home between 2010 and 2011, sources said.
She served as his deputy chief of staff during that same period, earning $30,000.
The relationship was the final straw for Halloran’s wife, Cynthia, and the two were locked in divorce proceedings by early 2011.