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City Council Spokesman Fired for Past Political Arson

An aide to City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has been fired after the New York Post reported that he served time in federal prison for tossing a burning rag into an empty Army recruitment office in protest of the Iraq War. David Segal, who has been Rodriguez's spokesman since last March, ... More »
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