WPCNR WHITE PLAINS LAW JOURNAL. From The Westchester County Independence Party and material from WPCNR. October 31, 2013:
Four days before the Westchester County Elections, a Federal lawsuit was filed Thursday by The Westchester County Independence Party in U.S. District Court, Southern District, against County Executive Robert P. Astorino and 119 others by the Westchester County Independence Party which alleges according to a 58-page brief filed Thursday,
“…each and every Co-Conspirator Defendant was directly linked in some capacity (i.e.,employees, relatives, friends or high-ranking employees in the administration of County Executive Robert P. Astorino), to the County Executive and numerous Defendants enrolled in the Independence Party, typically at the proverbial midnight hour for the sole purpose of assisting the Candidate for County Executive, Co-Conspirator Defendant Robert P. Astorino in his plan to “raid” and take over the Independence Party and rig the outcome of its Primary Election.”
Details of the suit, not filed until Thursday, were discussed in a recent Westchester Guardian. A news conference on the suit is scheduled for noon on Friday in front of the Charles Brient Federal Courthouse in White Plains.
The Co-Conspirator Defendants are a “Who’s Who” of the Westchester County government.
The 123 defendants have 21 Days to respond.
The suit asks $1,000,000 in actual damages from the Co-Conspirator Defendents and $100,000,000 against the Co-Conspirator Defendants for violations of RICO plus all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs from the prosecution.
Barry Caro, a spokesman for the Bramson Campaign said at 12:30 A.M., Mr. Astorino’s opponent in the County Executive election next Tuesday, said the campaign had not read the lawsuit and could not comment on it at this time.
Asked if Noam Bramson was going to attend the news conference Friday, Barry Caro told WPCNR in a written statement:
“It’s not our event in any way, so no. Our campaign has literally nothing to do with this lawsuit, and any suggestion otherwise is yet another desperate attempt by Mr. O’Reilly to distract from his campaign’s utter lack of positive ideas.”