Monday, April 25, 2005

Holy Election Fraud!

Cesar Romero, who played The Joker on the Batman television series, died in 1994. In 2001 he became a resident of Brooklyn thanks to a crooked wanna-be politician needing names for a petition to be included an election ballot. In an odd joining of good and evil, The Joker's arch nemesis, Batman (aka Adam West), also joined him on the same petition. Holy Felony!

Germania Taveras was later ratted out by a volunteer for her campaign, José Monzon. Monzon noticed her attempts at forgery and had her add Romero and West as signers of the petition in an attempt to have her busted. José had approached her on the fraud and she responded with: "In politics there is no such thing as being fair, honey. Everybody plays dirty". Well, at least she is honest in some regard.

Taveras failed to win a seat on Brooklyn's 37th district and faced 62 counts of election fraud in 2003. She failed to show up for her court date and was later busted for hopping a subway turnstile. In the end, Tavaras recently pleaded guilty for offering a false instrument for filing, a felony which could land her in jail for 3 years.

(source - NY Post)