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Embattled Eric Adams a no-show at Bay Ridge Democrats meeting

NO-SHOW: Embattled state Sen. Eric Adams missed an appointment at a Bay Ridge Democratic club Thursday night, a day after he was named as someone the FBI is investigating.
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Is state Sen. Eric Adams hiding?

Adams (D–Crown Heights) — the frontrunner to replace term-limited Borough President Markowitz — missed a scheduled appearance at the Bay Ridge Democrats club on May 9, a day after court documents revealed he was one of eight Democratic state senators under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Adams was due to give his pitch to the Bay Ridge club, which was considering endorsing him for borough president. Club leaders said they repeatedly reached out to Adams’s camp before and during the meeting to be sure he was coming, but received no answer.

“They’re just ignoring us,” one member said.

Other members said they were shocked to find out that Adams was one of the legislators disgraced state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D–Queens) secretly recorded last summer at the behest of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

“Eric Adams? No way!” said Bob Hudock, who also sits on Community Board 10.

The former cop denied wrongdoing to the Albany Times Union.

Club president Justin Brannan said the group would decide on its endorsements next month, but would not comment on how Adams’ absence might influence its vote.

Adams’s only opponent in the race is Dyker Heights attorney John Gangemi, who served as councilman-at-large for the borough in the 1970s.

Federal prosecutors have put their crosshairs on Albany in recent months, announcing a number of bribery charges against state officials including state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D–Queens) and Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (D–Bronx). In addition, Councilman Dan Halloran (R–Queens) was charged with accepting bribes. State Sen. John Sampson (D–Flatlands) has turned himself in to the FBI to face charges of embezzelment and obstruction of justice.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him attwitter.com/WillBredderman.

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Reasonable discourse

Clint from Bay Ridge says:
Why is it news that Adams didn't show up? Adams and Vitos stooge Sedio made a deal that nobody runs against Adams.
May 11, 2013, 1:24 am
Clint from Bay Ridge says:
Why is it news that Adams didn't show up? Adams and Vitos stooge Sedio made a deal that nobody runs against Adams.
May 11, 2013, 1:24 am
Mrs Kravitz from Dyker Heights says:
Was John Gangemi there?
May 11, 2013, 2:03 am
jay from nyc says:
I really hope these allegations about Adams are not true, if they are I will be really really disappointed.
May 11, 2013, 11:10 am
King George from Kings County says:
None of this matters. All of kings Countys hacks and all of Vitos men with make sure they'll never be another election again.
May 11, 2013, 1:45 pm
S from Brooklyn says:
The article makes it sound like being investigated and recorded is the same as being guilty.

Not only is that not true he has not even been charged or accused of anything.
May 11, 2013, 1:48 pm
S from Brooklyn says:
The article makes it sound like being investigated and recorded is the same as being guilty.

Not only is that not true he has not even been charged or accused of anything.
May 11, 2013, 1:48 pm
Mr Snow from Undeground says:
Hey Mr S.
When a ploitician goes into hiding . .
May 11, 2013, 2:56 pm
Barry Kuch?? from Canarsie says:
I have personally worked with Senator Adams when he was a Police Officer in Brooklyn.

He is an HONEST, TRUSTWOTHY and HONORABLE individual who I have put my trust in.

Just because he is under investigation, does NOT mean he did any wrongdoing.

Please wait for all of the facts to come out before coming to any conclusions.

Barry K.
Retired NYPD Officer
May 11, 2013, 7:17 pm
Sam from Park Slope says:
Eric "Show me the money" Adams. I am not surprised he was on these Huntley Tapes. Check out this video. Looks like this guy just wants a raise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i-vVufiAd8. I hope this guy Gangemi actually gets a shot to beat this guy.
May 11, 2013, 10:03 pm
teegee from district 38 says:
notice who is standing prominently in the photo with adams - sara gonzalez - the invisible councilwoman...maybe she taught him how to disappear - she has one of the worst attendance records in the city council, has the worst record for introducing legislation - i think she only introduced 4 bills - 2 she was given by quinn. and even with that she only has a 50% record of getting stuff out of committee - only the two that quinn gave her....sadly i really liked eric. but i tend to judge folks by the company they keep - or the company they hide out with.
May 15, 2013, 11:36 am
mike from dyker says:
Adams is the right guy for the job! People who follow the news should be reminded of Gangemi’s history not clean, just google it.
June 9, 2013, 10:56 pm
lou from dyker says:
google this article, bayridge cover an excellent story

The breaking Davis story forced us to delay by one week publication of a lengthy report by Deborah Kolben into the affairs of Bay Ridge attorneys John Gangemi Sr., Frank Gangemi and Ursula Gangemi. This story, headlined “Criminal Law; former clients are set to sue the Gangemis,” ran last week.
June 9, 2013, 11:08 pm
lou from dyker says:
The breaking Davis story forced us to delay by one week publication of a lengthy report by Deborah Kolben into the affairs of Bay Ridge attorneys John Gangemi Sr., Frank Gangemi and Ursula Gangemi. This story, headlined “Criminal Law; , former clients are set to sue the Gangemis,” ran last week.
June 9, 2013, 11:09 pm
Arlene from Bay Ridge says:
That Gangemi story was 10 years ago. John F. Gangemi is the right man for Brooklyn. Eric Adams is a farrakhan supporter and has made racist statements against jews. He bashes the NYPD constantly. I hear now Frank Gangemi has a radio show on Howard Stern and has become a community activist talking to kids about doing the right thing. People make mistakes. Eric Adams has abused his power as a State Senator and I do not want that in Brooklyn. Ursula Gangemi is also and amazing Family Law Attorney in Bay Ridge who has won recent awards for her work. The Gangemi's will do better for Brooklyn. John F. Gangemi is the right choice!
June 23, 2013, 8:15 pm
Arlene from Bay Ridge says:
Also, if anyone wants to catch up on some reading. Google The Secret History of Eric Adams. his racism against Jews and his dealing with Farrakhan the radical leader of Islam. He also is involved in an ongoing investigation involving Aqueduct Racetrack. This is no man for Brooklyn. Gangemi for Brooklyn!
June 23, 2013, 8:42 pm
Joe from dyker says:
Arlene F. you must be on Gangemi's payroll! Lou is absolutely right...... tell that to the victim's that lost their life savings. Maybe you should read the article again. If they want to do the right thing is payback their victim's....... channel 11 news just ran a story, Gangemi not paying his campaign workers. Google John Gangemi channel 11 up to his old tricks again!!!
Aug. 5, 2013, 9:06 pm

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