De Blasio signs bill barring some convicted felons from running for city office

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into a law a package of bills on Thursday, one of which will prevent felons convicted of betraying the public trust from running for city office again.

The name Hiram Monserrate comes to many for many in the political spheres of New York City when digging for precedence for such a bill and they would not be far off since the twice disgraced ex-pol refuses to exit public life after multiple brushes with the law, including theft of public funds.

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