New York Senate Votes to Expel Senator Monserrate

Posted: February 10, 2010 in family law
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The New York State Senate on Tuesday night expelled a senator convicted of assaulting his companion, the first time a member of the Legislature was forced from office in nearly a century. Hiram Monserrate, a Democrat from Queens, was convicted last fall of misdemeanor assault after a fight with his companion, Karla Giraldo, that left her with a deep gash on her face, though he was acquitted of more serious felony assault charges.

I have to say that I had not heard about this assault that occurred in December 2008. As I have blogged about many times in the past, domestic violence seems to be increasing in our society, including among well known public figures.

Mr. Monserrate’s attorneys are drafting a restraining order seeking to have him reinstated. It looks like this could be a long fight for the senate and Mr. Monserrate.

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