Former assemblywoman back in the spotlight
Mar 02, 2016 | 16260 views | 0 0 comments | 752 752 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Has anybody out there wondered what ever became of former Bayside assemblywoman Ann Margaret Carrozza? You have, you say!

Well, it appears the former Albany politician will be releasing her fire book later this year with a working title of Love and Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Con-artists, Wacky Relatives and Inner Demons, which we assume is a book about keeping your Benjamins out of the hands of your angry baby mama, phone scammers and that crazy uncle from Topeka.

Do we all remember the “big” scandal that led to Carrozza finally calling it quits in the Assembly? With everything that's happened in Albany politics vis-a-vis corruption and hindsight being what it is, the former assemblywoman's transgressions don't really seem like that big of a deal anymore.

While others were lining there pockets with kickbacks, Carrozza moved from 33rd Street in Bayside to a home on the North Shore of Long Island, a move she said was temporary after a deal to buy a new home in Bayside fell through.

To satisfy the requirement that she live in the district she represents, Carrozza moved into a co-op on 205th Street back in Bayside, while her husband, apparently unable to resist the siren song of the Gold Coast, remained in the cozy $1.8 million dollar mansion in Glen Head.

Eventually, it came to light that Carrozza and her husband took advantage of a STAR Program property tax rebate on both the home on Long Island and another in Bayside. Apparently fed up with the scrutiny into her living arrangements, Carrozza decided not to seek re-election in 2010, returning to a lucrative law practice full-time.

We guess her newfound free time allowed her to write a book and contribute regularly to shows like Dr. Phil and The Doctors. Of course, she might have already had quite a bit of free time, as in addition to the STAR rebate debacle, it was also discovered that she didn't attend even close to half of the legislative sessions in the first half of 2009.

All in all, hardly a controversy of the scope that would take down so many more of her former colleagues in the ensuing years. Looks like she got out just in time!
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