Archive for January 20th, 2005

20th January
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, January 20, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

A Bronx state senator appears to have used money raised to pay campaign expenses to fight his ex-wife’s demands for the payment of child support. She claims that the money is needed for the care of the senator’s son, who suffers from a severe developmental disability, according to state campaign finance records.
State Senator Efrain Gonzalez Jr. is already the subject of a federal probe over the use of campaign funds to fund a “phantom” nonprofit group.

State campaign finance records disclose that,on October 26 of last year,Mr. Gonzalez paid $1,500 to Deborah Reyes, an attorney in upstate Amsterdam.The funds were drawn on the account of “Friends of Senator Gonzalez.” (more…)