A Rockland County lawmaker is calling for federal and/or local authorities to investigate the sources of tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to Family Court Judge Sherri Eisenpress’s 2011 campaign.
Legislator Charles Falciglia said he is requesting the probe because Eisenpress’s campaign received near maximum contributions from more than 20 individuals and companies during a four-day period. The majority of those donors never previously donated to a candidate.
Her campaign, Falciglia noted, also received $20,000 from Joseph and Esther Markowitz and companies linked to their Monsey address. The Markowitzes’ names were on checks an undercover FBI agent used in a 2012 sting operation to make illegal campaign contributions to then-New York City Councilman Dan Halloran’s congressional campaign.
Five of the contributors were from Brooklyn. Fourteen were first-time donors. Several reached by telephone declined comment.
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