Democratic Mayor Gordon Jenkins of Monticello, NY has become the latest member of Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns to be arrested. On Thursday, Jenkins was arrested on bribery charges, certainly not the first of Jenkins’ legal and ethical charges.
According to the Daily Freeman, on Thursday Jenkins was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges along with Monticello Building Inspector James Snowden for “bribe receiving and endangering the public health”:
Both men were charged with bribe receiving, criminal mischief, and two counts of conspiracy, both felonies, as well as misdemeanors of three counts of official misconduct, criminal nuisance, and, under state Environmental Conservation Law, endangering public health or safety.
Jenkins was also charged with intimidating a witness, a felony, in connection with an incident in Fallsburg.
Jenkins was a member of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, one of Bloomberg’s many anti-gun initiatives. This year alone Bloomberg pledged to spend $50 million to create a “grassroots” network of activists to challenge the NRA and support his gun-restriction priorities.
As WFB notes, Jenkins is certainly not the first of Bloomberg’s mayors to be charged with illegal activities:
Spring Valley, N.Y., Mayor Noramie Jasmin (D.) was arrested in April for allegedly accepting bribes from an FBI informant. In March, Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was charged with a DUI after police found him asleep at the scene of a car accident.
Marcus Hook, Pa., Mayor James Schiliro was arrested for reckless endangerment after allegedly firing a handgun inside his home during a drunken argument with a 20-year-old man.