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Efrain Gonzalez Jr. served as Chair of the Minority Conference within the New York State Senate, Chairman Emeritus of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and Chair of the New York State Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force. He was likewise President of the National Hispanic Policy Institute and sat on the Executive Committee of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas, (COPA).
In May of 2010, Gonzalez was sentenced to 84 months (7 years) in federal prison on two counts of conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud in connection with accusations that he had defrauded a non-profit with which he was involved: the West Bronx Neighborhood Association Inc. But as Brian H. Madden points out in this revealing narrative: “The charities that were supposedly ripped off had received many tens of millions of dollars in funding and contributions … thanks to Efrain's work.”
Here we have vivid "inside" portrayals of political maneuverings at the state government level, the Hispanic community of Gonzalez's Bronx, and the tangled process of dealing with over-zealous federal prosecutors who routinely use ambiguous laws as nets in which to snare high-profile prey. Here we also have a classic American story of grit and determination to succeed - the story of Gonzalez working his way up from stock clerk to founder of a successful security business and then, in 1989, to the New York State Senate where he was to serve with distinction for nearly two decades.
Peopled by such personalities as the Rev. Al Sharpton and former New York Senator Al D'Amato, Efrain's story is impossible to set aside and important to know.
Brian H. Madden co-founded Liberty Title Agency LLC in 2002 and served as its President. Mr. Madden also served as the Chairperson of the Public Relations Committee of the New York State Land Title Association and volunteered on the Public Relations and Governmental Relations Committees of the American Land Title Association. He has been active in a number of non-affiliated professional, charitable and civic organizations, including among others, the Long Island Children's Museum, SUNY Old Westbury Foundation, the Theodore Roosevelt Association and Our Lady of Consolation Nursing Home. Mr. Madden served as Director of Bovie Medical Corp. from October 7, 2003 to November 2009. Mr. Madden also served as a Director of Madison National Bancorp, Inc. In 2002 he received the Bishop John R. McGann Lifetime Achievement Award from the Friends of Mercy Medical Center (Rockville Centre, NY). He graduated from Iona College with a BBA Degree in 1976.
ISBN/EAN 13: 0692295127 / 9780692295120
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
From the Book:
Republican [Governor] George Pataki, was fluent in Spanish and enjoyed speaking it with Efrain. They often talked in the presence of Republican politicians who couldn’t understand them. That a Democrat had achieved this familiarity with the Governor made their jealousy sting all the more. Efrain’s influence and use of the move behind the move were crucial for getting legislation passed. ...
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