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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Former Asemblyman Anthony Seminerio dies in North Carolina prison

Crooked ex-Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio died today in a North Carolina prison where he had been serving a six-year prison sentence for raking in more than $1 million by peddling his influence in Albany.
The 75-year-old Seminerio, who often boasted that he was "John Gotti's assemblyman," was nabbed after a sting operation in which he brazenly brought an undercover FBI agent posing as a businessman looking for state contracts onto the floor of the Assembly.
A spokesman for the Federal Medical Center at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina confirmed the death to The Queens Courier.
The cause of death remains unknown.
Seminerio was sentenced last year after he pleaded guilty in June 2009 that he took nearly $1 million from hospitals and schools and used a consulting firm to siphon the cash.
When he was sentenced last February, Seminerio was prophetic, lamenting: "I'm 74 years old. How much time do I have left?"


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