| Oct 15, 2009
| 1:26 PM
New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate has been acquitted on a felony charge of second-degree assault for slashing his girlfriend's face during a fight at his Jackson Heights apartment.
Monserrate, 42, will be able to keep his Senate seat.
| Sep 30, 2009
| 1:29 PM
The girlfriend of New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate took the stand Wednesday in the Queens lawmaker's assault trial.
Karla Giraldo initially told authorities she was attacked by Monserrate at his Jackon Heights home in December but later retracted her...
| Sep 21, 2009
| 1:31 PM
During opening arguments in the trial of New York State Sen. Hiram Monserrate, prosecutors charged that his ex-girlfriend cried in the hospital and told a nurse she blamed the Queens lawmaker for cutting up her face with broken glass during a heated...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 6:40 AM
Voting is underway for the New York State Senate seat once held by expelled Senator Hiram Monserrate. Among those vying for the position, Monserrate himself.
Carrying the load of a misdemeanor conviction for dragging his girlfriend through an apartment...
| Mar 9, 2010
| 3:11 PM
Disgraced Senator Hiram Monserrate, who was expelled from the state Senate last month after being convicted of a misdemeanor assault on his girlfriend, announced that he wants his seat back.
The embattled Democrat launched his election campaign Tuesday...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 4:19 AM
Gov. David Paterson scored a victory Monday when the state Legislature failed to override his veto of an ethics bill he complained was too weak.
The Democrat-led Legislature hoped to pass the changes in 2010 - an election year - now that the Senate has a...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:44 PM
The New York Senate voted Tuesday night to expel a senator convicted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, a resolution the lawmaker assailed as an injustice to the people who elected him.
The Senate voted 53-8 to oust Sen. Hiram...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 9:39 AM
Legislative officials say a special New York Senate committee is recommending either censuring or expelling Sen. Hiram Monserrate following his misdemeanor assault conviction last year.
The officials are familiar with the report and spoke on condition of...
| Dec 29, 2009
| 3:13 PM
A New York Senate committee met Tuesday to decide whether a state senator convicted of assaulting his girlfriend should remain in office.
The special committee adjourned into an executive session without announcing its decision on the fate of Sen....