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Jean-Louis’ attorney, Miali Makelele of Uniondale, said after the arraignment that his client was “an honest and a hardworking man” who was married and the father of three children. And we’ll deal with it when he has his day in court,” Makelele said.
At their arraignments, Burke, O'Brien and Tavares each pleaded innocent in U. O'Brien, Burke and Tavares were each arrested on Friday and charged with one count of racketeering conspiracy and 10 counts of mail fraud.
The mail fraud, part of the alleged illegal hiring scheme, include mostly mailing rejection letters to unsuccessful candidates for probation jobs.
In the examples, the 20-page indictment uses only the initials of the successful applicants and identifies legislators only by their legislative titles or as "members" of the state House of Representatives or Senate.
Ortiz said that "Beacon Hill is full of a lot of hard-working, genuinely committed individuals." But she added, "Where there has been conduct involving political corruption in the past, we will clearly try to ferret it out." She declined to specify whether legislators would be targets of potential future indictments.
Jean-Louis, whom the county hired in September 2009, will be fired for official misconduct, Deputy County Executive Charles Ribando said Wednesday.