Friday, June 4, 2010

A fedora-wearing 75-year-old Brooklyn District Leader Ralph Perfetto Pulls A Cousin Vinny. You Can't Make This Shit Up, Love Politics..

Brooklyn politician Ralph Perfetto busted for posing as lawyer
BY Scott Shifrel

Originally Published:Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 7:56 PM

Call him "my cousin Ralphie."

A fedora-wearing 75-year-old Brooklyn pol was busted for practicing law without a license after he tried to defend a relative in Brooklyn Criminal Court, the Daily News has learned.Ralph Perfetto, a fixture in Bay Ridge politics, gave "notice of appearance" for cousin Anthony Martire, waived the reading of charges and submitted paperwork, according to court records."If I may, your Honor, with the court's permission, may I submit two notarized affidavits from eyewitnesses that speak to the contrary of what did happen?" Perfetto asked Judge Evelyn Laporte during an August 2008 arraignment.

Martire, charged with menacing his auto mechanic with a screwdriver after a money dispute, was facing a year in jail. Perfetto was nabbed after he sent paperwork to the Brooklyn district attorney's office with letterhead that said "Ralph Perfetto, Private Investigator." Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan has been appointed special prosecutor because Perfetto is a Democratic district leader.

Perfetto didn't endear himself to prosecutors by hiring and firing four lawyers during the investigation. He finally surrendered in April. "The delay in the arrest was as a result of Mr. Perfetto repeatedly switching attorneys as we arranged a surrender," said Donovan spokesman William Smith.

A district leader since 1992, Perfetto previously made headlines for getting into a fistfight with a rival in 2003. He declined to comment through his lawyer. Charges against Martire were dismissed after he got a real lawyer. Now Perfetto is facing a year in jail.


Anonymous said...

This is a fucking riot, looks like that carroll kid wins

Anonymous said...

BK I think since Janele and McMahon endorse him.

They support than these actions.

Nov 2nd we turn the tables around and take them out.

brooklynpolitico said...

Hell yeah.

Anonymous said...

Cousin Ralphie time for the rocking chair

Anonymous said...

Maybe Ralphie can brush up on those boxing skills.

He did one up Arnaldo BK on getting some street cred here.

Anonymous said...

Gerry O'Brien wears adult diapers. Film at 11.

Anonymous said...

dumbass hope you get the full year but sure your cronies will help you out of this mess

Anonymous said...

They won't help him.

Barbie and Ken are about themselves and only themselves.

There tied to Ralphie Boy.

He supports him.

They support him.

Which means they support this.

The Blood is on there hands.

Nov 2nd we take Ralphie Boy's Barbie and Ken seats for good.

brooklynpolitico said...

This guy needs to go to jail but I bet he won't. The fix is in folks, you heard it here first. Lopez will get him out of this mess

Anonymous said...

BK this maybe true, but you know Ralphie did one up Arnaldo and Lucretia on the totem pole for criminals. I hear they are jealous and may commit a crime to try and top this so for those in the 49th Assembly District be very afraid and don't answer the door bell if you see a suspicious looking, short, fat, piggy looking specie!!!!

brooklynpolitico said...

Don't think that littloe piggie can walk, she needs to go to the market, lmbo

Lenny Gagiano said...

This was a smear job from Team Carroll.

A guy on the inside of Team Carroll is close with Dan Donovan.

Kevin Carroll a.k.a. Verucca Salt will go out kicking and screaming like the little bitch he is.

brooklynpolitico said...

It might be a smear job from Team Carroll. Nonetheless Ralphie behaved like cousin Vinny.