Former Councilman Dan Halloran found guilty in bribery case

Former northeast Queens Councilman Dan Halloran was found guilty of bribery after an eight-week trial on corruption. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Former city Councilman Dan Halloran was found guilty Tuesday afternoon at the federal court house in White Plains of all charges on a five-count indictment in his corruption case.

The former northeast Queens representative was convicted by an 11-member jury of pocketing city money from discretionary funding by orchestrating a kick-back scheme with two men who were later revealed to be undercover FBI operatives.

Halloran was also convicted of charges stemming from his involvement in arranging bribes for city GOP chairmen as part of a scheme to win their support for running state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) on the GOP ticket in the 2013 mayoral race.

The jury took just under 90 minutes to reach a verdict following the eight-week trial. Halloran faces up to 45 years in prison, prosecutors said.

Reach reporter Kelsey Durham at 718-260-4573 or by e-mail at

Posted 2:15 pm, July 29, 2014
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new job from queens says:
Now that he is officially a criminal he can work for Liu.
July 29, 2014, 1:42 pm
Anne from College point says:
I am sadden by this... Mr Halleron did many good things for our community and it is a shame that he took the path of greed and dishonesty. 45 years is way too long
July 29, 2014, 2:36 pm
mike from Staten Island says:
In 2010 he convinced the whole city that NYC Sanitation slowed down to protest budget cuts. Made millions of new yorkers hate the men and women of sanitation who tirelessly dug out NYC storm after storm in 2010-2011....As a NYC Sanitation Worker, I have no pity for this man that ran a smear campaign against a city agency that time after time never let NYC down. I hope his house gets plowed in repeatedly this year so his wife can clean up his mess...she's guilty by association!
July 29, 2014, 3:22 pm
Cindy Luciano from Whitestone says:
I am surprised... stunned.... and beyond... I was not there, and, I have no idea of the evidence against him, but, I just cannot believe the Danny that I knew would do this.....
July 29, 2014, 3:23 pm
Justice4All from USA says:
So pleased the jury saw through his lies. He is an embarrassment to the legal profession.
July 29, 2014, 3:25 pm
Cindy Luciano from Whitestone says:
Just read the Daily News story--- he admitted it... I am so disappointed.... guess no matter what-- money is supposed to be the answer to everything.... :(
July 29, 2014, 3:26 pm
Jim from DSNY says:
Good riddance to a horrible lying douche.
July 29, 2014, 3:35 pm
Dick Hertz from Whitestone says:
He is a drunk druggy piece of crap!!
July 29, 2014, 3:35 pm
Jim from DSNY says:
Good riddance to a lying douche
July 29, 2014, 3:36 pm
HULK SMASH!!! from Northeast says:
This makes me so happy I did an Irish jig. It couldn't have happened to a better scumbag. From the way he treated the Normani, is anyone really surprised?
July 29, 2014, 3:43 pm
time is now from queens says:
I'm sure you will all agree that now is the time to nominate Anna Silva as our write in candidate for State Senator.
July 29, 2014, 4:06 pm
John from Staten Island says:
This man showed his true colors and will always be a liar and made up a story that turned NYC against the DSNY for no reason other than personal gain I have no pity for him and hope he reflects on what kind of human he is ... All he did was create a distraction and put blame on hard working men and women during which should have been a state of emergency when he was the one that was actually up to no good also personally I am a sanitation worker and I worked very hard the first night of that blizzard in down town manhattan with a front end loader digging out cars and buses and not one person thanked me or even called the post or daily news to defend what I did for them to make sure they got to where they were going safely and you know what I don't need a thank you or praise I was just hoping someone would step up and say no I saw these hard working men and women do their job ... But he convinced a whole city we didn't and for that I hope he gets a lot of jail time and has to pay a heavy fine and also gets threats and a barrage of insults like I had to endore while I put on my uniform for months to come...
July 29, 2014, 4:23 pm
time is now from queens says:
That is why now is the time to nominate Anna Silva as our write in candidate for State Senator.
July 29, 2014, 4:28 pm
Jim d sanitation from whitestone says:
Karma is a ——
July 29, 2014, 4:32 pm
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Hopefully his buddy Senator Malcolm Smith will go down next when his trial resumes in January.

Another piece of crap.
July 29, 2014, 4:36 pm
Gavin from The streets says:
Somehow I told you so just doesn't seem like enough...
July 29, 2014, 5:41 pm
joey D, from queens says:
Karma , karma ,karma enough said.
July 29, 2014, 5:48 pm
Dan Capote from Queens says:
At least his constituent service was good
July 29, 2014, 6:13 pm
Sam from Rego Park says:
Retired DSNY Supervisor, I'm in St. Thomas enjoying my retirement and he is in jail. How fitting :)
July 29, 2014, 6:21 pm
The Good Witch of the North from The NorthEast says:
For everything this scumbag did, he deserves the full 45 years. He hung his people out to dry. He betrayed people who would have given their LIVES for him. He is a twisted individual, a predator, and he deserves to be locked up. What he has done to Normandy, everything he gets he deserves.
It is good to see him get his just deserts. Couldn't have happened to a lower life form. As he slides thru the primordial slime that is HIM, towards his destiny in a federal penitentiary, those who were harmed by him rejoice. Justice is good, the Gods are good, and he deserves all that he will receive and then some. This is the end of an era, and the beginning of a brighter future as the rest of us breathe easy. The world has turned right side up with this. We all heave a sigh of relief.
July 29, 2014, 6:40 pm
Carla M from bayside says:
Feel sorry for his Ex-wife who has to deal with his financial whole he dug for her. She is a victim to this idiot as well. Power went to his head. Sad for his family. They are good people. I know them well. No part in his b.s. whatsoever.
July 29, 2014, 8:21 pm
karma from queens says:
Remember those lies you spread about dsny during the blizzard? Glad youre going to rot!
July 29, 2014, 9:25 pm
Fuzzy Dunlop from the corner says:
Down with the man who didn't give love to the poop cleaners.
July 29, 2014, 10:30 pm
Francis Lewis from Whitestone says:
Get this piece of trash out of our community and in the clinker ASAP! See ya Dan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 30, 2014, 8:06 am
Part time from Whitestone Pride says:
That will teach ya not to throw stones when you live in a glass house! I guess we will never see the "proof" you say that you have that the DSNY layed down on the job during the blizzard of 2010! Btw, it was truly instant karma when we were able to watch you get cuffed and taken from your place of residence. Sayanara you useless piece of disco rice!
July 30, 2014, 9:44 am
AJ dsny from Brooklyn says:
Every Sanman hated this guy bcuz he is a liar. We work hard for this jerkoff to say we intentionally tried to screw the city. Hope he enjoys his new job as janitor in prison for 10 cents a day.
July 31, 2014, 4:47 am
Marie from Whitestone says:
He is back >> The king of multi-name using uninformed, hate filled misinformation has once again reared his ugly little head on this blog site.
July 31, 2014, 7:08 am
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
Another day. Another corrupt politician. Boring news ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
July 31, 2014, 11:15 am
time is now from queens says:
We need to nominate Anna Silva as our write in candidate for State Senator. Now
July 31, 2014, 12:29 pm
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
Mike from Staten Island must be breathing in too many fumes from Fresh Kills! Danny doesn't have a wife . He has a sugar baby. Mike should comment on the speeding sanitation worker who killed the sweetest old lady in Staten Island two weeks ago! The sight of that old ladies lifeless body lying in the street will haunt forever.
July 31, 2014, 12:55 pm
Marie from Whitestone says:
Mike, don't pay any mind to Alfredo >> he's off his meds again.
July 31, 2014, 3:07 pm
Carmine says:
Your the one off the meds Maria, if that's your real name. The comment came from Red the garbage man from Whitestone, not this Alfredo person.
Aug. 1, 2014, 6:54 am
Marie from Whitestone says:
Oh so sad but true >> you must be off your meds again.
Aug. 1, 2014, 1:40 pm
robert p from staten island ny says:
Red that was so sad but what has that got to do with the article???
Aug. 3, 2014, 12:49 am
Paul from Tower says:
Marie you need to get yourself checked in to elmhurst or something. You have a serious infatuation it's a little unhealthy.
Aug. 3, 2014, 8:56 am
Marie from Whitestone says:
Alfredo, your very predictable pre-campaign psychosis and multi-name using negative attacks are back >>Stay well and keeps your meds close to the night stand.
Aug. 4, 2014, 10:17 am
Carmine says:
Al called this guy out day one. Ha
Aug. 4, 2014, 4:13 pm

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