Guy J. Velella Photo

Guy J. Velella

Born: Sep 25, 1944

Death: Jan 27, 2011

Birthplace: East Harlem

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Guy J. Velella

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1944
Date of Death : Jan 27, 2011
Birth Place : East Harlem

Guy John Velella was a Republican New York State Senator from The Bronx. A political leader, state assemblyman, and state senator for over 30 years, Velella was indicted in 2002 on 25 counts of bribery and conspiracy for allegedly accepting at least $137,000 in exchange for steering public-works contracts to the paying parties. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count in exchange for a year in jail. As part of the plea agreement reached with the Manhattan District Attorney, Velella resigned his seat in the State Senate and his position as Chairman of the Bronx County Republican Party. He also gave up his law license. Velella was found guilty of one count of bribery and sentenced to one year. He served a total of six months of his sentence at Rikers Island.


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