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The Nation

October 16, 1987

Former Miss America Bess Myerson, her millionaire boyfriend and the divorce court judge they are accused of illegally influencing all pleaded innocent in New York to federal conspiracy, mail fraud and bribe-related charges. Myerson, former city commissioner of cultural affairs, Carl (Andy) Capasso and former state Supreme Court Justice Hortense Gabel are all charged with a conspiracy to fix Capasso's divorce. Capasso, 41, is serving a four-year prison term on unrelated tax charges. Gabel, 74, entered the courtroom on the arm of her daughter, Sukhreet, whom Myerson, 63, is accused of giving a $19,000-a-year city job in order to influence the judge's decisions in Capasso's bitter divorce proceedings.

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