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December 20, 1988
A federal jury in New York ended its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the alimony-fixing trial of former Miss America Bess Myerson and two others. U.S. District Judge John Keenan said the six men and six women on the panel, who were sequestered, would resume deliberations this morning. The jurors deliberated about 4 1/2 hours. Prosecutors charge that Myerson, 64, as city cultural affairs commissioner, hired the daughter of former state Supreme Court Justice Hortense W.
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December 17, 1990
Hortense Gabel, 77, a judge implicated in the Bess Myerson conflict-of-interest case. A crusader against racial discrimination in housing during her early years, Mrs. Gabel served as judge of New York's trial-level Supreme Court from 1976 until her resignation in 1987. She was acquitted by a federal jury in 1988 of making rulings favorable to Myerson's boyfriend in a divorce case in order to help her daughter get a job in Myerson's office.
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December 7, 1988 | United Press International
The defense in the divorce-fixing trial of former Miss America Bess Myerson and two others rested Tuesday after presenting about an hour of testimony by character witnesses on behalf of the defendants. Myerson, the former city cultural affairs commissioner, is charged with hiring the daughter of state Supreme Court Justice Hortense Gabel in order to influence the judge's rulings in the divorce case of Myerson's boyfriend, Carl (Andy) Capasso.
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April 9, 1989 | Joe Klein, Klein covers politics for New York Magazine. and
In New York City this year, Edward I. Koch will attempt to win an unprecedented fourth term as mayor. He will do this despite a third term that has been a ceaseless embarrassment, a dark political comedy featuring some of the strangest local color since the days of Damon Runyon: Three of the mayor's prime political sponsors--the Democratic county leaders of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx--were exposed as corrupt; two were convicted, the other...
NEWS
December 17, 1988 | United Press International
The prosecution in the Bess Myerson divorce-fixing trial on Friday summed up the case as a "scheme to buy justice in the courts of New York." "Look at this through any glass you want," Assistant U.S. Atty. Stuart Abrams said in his rebuttal. Referring to defense charges that the prosecution presented a flawed case viewed through dirty windows, Abrams said: "This is not a soap opera, it's a crime."
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April 9, 1989 | Joe Klein, Klein covers politics for New York Magazine. and
In New York City this year, Edward I. Koch will attempt to win an unprecedented fourth term as mayor. He will do this despite a third term that has been a ceaseless embarrassment, a dark political comedy featuring some of the strangest local color since the days of Damon Runyon: Three of the mayor's prime political sponsors--the Democratic county leaders of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx--were exposed as corrupt; two were convicted, the other...
NEWS
December 23, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A federal court jury, in its fourth day of deliberations, acquitted former Miss America Bess Myerson and two co-defendants Thursday of charges that they conspired to influence the divorce case of her boyfriend by arranging for the daughter of the judge hearing that case to get a city job. The verdict brought tears and cheers in the crowded third-floor courtroom. Myerson is New York City's former cultural affairs commissioner and was a principal architect of Mayor Edward I.
NEWS
December 17, 1990
Hortense Gabel, 77, a judge implicated in the Bess Myerson conflict-of-interest case. A crusader against racial discrimination in housing during her early years, Mrs. Gabel served as judge of New York's trial-level Supreme Court from 1976 until her resignation in 1987. She was acquitted by a federal jury in 1988 of making rulings favorable to Myerson's boyfriend in a divorce case in order to help her daughter get a job in Myerson's office.
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June 13, 1987 | Associated Press
A judge accused of being improperly influenced by former city Cultural Affairs Commissioner Bess Myerson in the divorce case of Carl Capasso, Myerson's companion, faces judicial misconduct charges, it was reported Friday. Quoting anonymous sources, Newsday and the New York Times reported that the state Commission on Judicial Conduct began closed proceedings last month against Justice Hortense Gabel, whose daughter had been hired by Myerson as an aide.
NEWS
December 6, 1988 | United Press International
The prosecution rested Monday in the alimony-fixing trial of former Miss America Bess Myerson, her boyfriend and the judge in the tangled case. Myerson, 64, millionaire sewer contractor Carl (Andy) Capasso, 43, and retired state Supreme Court Justice Hortense Gabel, 75, are on trial in Manhattan on bribery and related charges. The defense is expected to begin its case today.
NEWS
December 23, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A federal court jury, in its fourth day of deliberations, acquitted former Miss America Bess Myerson and two co-defendants Thursday of charges that they conspired to influence the divorce case of her boyfriend by arranging for the daughter of the judge hearing that case to get a city job. The verdict brought tears and cheers in the crowded third-floor courtroom. Myerson is New York City's former cultural affairs commissioner and was a principal architect of Mayor Edward I.
NEWS
December 20, 1988
A federal jury in New York ended its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the alimony-fixing trial of former Miss America Bess Myerson and two others. U.S. District Judge John Keenan said the six men and six women on the panel, who were sequestered, would resume deliberations this morning. The jurors deliberated about 4 1/2 hours. Prosecutors charge that Myerson, 64, as city cultural affairs commissioner, hired the daughter of former state Supreme Court Justice Hortense W.
NEWS
December 17, 1988 | United Press International
The prosecution in the Bess Myerson divorce-fixing trial on Friday summed up the case as a "scheme to buy justice in the courts of New York." "Look at this through any glass you want," Assistant U.S. Atty. Stuart Abrams said in his rebuttal. Referring to defense charges that the prosecution presented a flawed case viewed through dirty windows, Abrams said: "This is not a soap opera, it's a crime."
NEWS
December 7, 1988 | United Press International
The defense in the divorce-fixing trial of former Miss America Bess Myerson and two others rested Tuesday after presenting about an hour of testimony by character witnesses on behalf of the defendants. Myerson, the former city cultural affairs commissioner, is charged with hiring the daughter of state Supreme Court Justice Hortense Gabel in order to influence the judge's rulings in the divorce case of Myerson's boyfriend, Carl (Andy) Capasso.
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