Brooklyn Democratic Leader Clarence Norman Jr. Convicted

Clarence Norman Jr. who is a former assembly and former head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party was convicted of grand larceny on Feb. 23rd, 2007. Norman was convicted of illegally soliciting and pocketing campagin money. This is not the first criminal case, but the fourth case against Norman. He resigned right after his first conviction. In his previous trials, Norman was charged with stealing $5,000 from his 2001 campaign donation and trying to conceal another $10,000. In another case, although Norman was was not charged directly with selling judgeships, the trial brought needed attention to the process by which judges are nominated and elected, and to the political potency of the Brooklyn Democratic organization.

Norman Clarence Jr.

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