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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A special prosecutor on Monday dropped criminal charges against a former chairwoman of the borough Conservative Party accusing her of unlawfully evicting a Muslim tenant from her Eltingville apartment and stealing from the woman.

Mary Lou Shanahan, 55, was arrested on Oct. 4, 2015, and charged with illegally removing everything from Hasna Jalal’s apartment, including TVs, furniture, sofas, a bed, kitchen appliances and other personal items three days earlier. She was also accused of changing the apartment’s locks.

Jalal was living on the third floor of Shanahan’s home.

Jalal, who later sued Shanahan unsuccessfully in Brooklyn federal court, had moved in about a month earlier, court papers said.

In her civil suit, Jalal alleged Shanahan had disparaged her when she heard Jalal speaking on the phone with Moroccan relatives in her native tongue, called her offensive names and threatened her.

Shanahan was charged in the criminal case with felony counts of grand larceny and stolen-property possession. She was also accused of misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, unlawful eviction, petit larceny and stolen-property possession.

Then-Acting District Attorney Daniel Master recused himself in the case and applied for a special prosecutor because he was acquainted with Shanahan.

Shanahan was elected chairwoman of the borough’s Conservative Party in September 1998 and served a two-year term, according to Advance reports.

The prosecution was assigned to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office.

The felony charges were subsequently dismissed, but the misdemeanor charges remained.

The misdemeanor counts were tossed Monday at a proceeding in Criminal Court, said Joseph Sorrentino, Shanahan’s criminal defense lawyer.

“We presented voluminous evidence of the unreliability and lack of veracity of the complainant,” Sorrentino said.

“This case should never have been brought,” said Sorrentino. “It’s my opinion the authorities, particularly the New York City Police Department, took the path of least resistance and they arrested the law-abiding, hard-working, tax-paying landlord because the tenant was playing the race/ethnicity card, and she alleged she was being victimized by the landlord because she’s a Muslim. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The only victim here was Ms. Shanahan.”

A spokesman for the Brooklyn district attorney’s office confirmed the criminal charges were dismissed but declined further comment.

As for the civil suit, Jalal alleged that Shanahan had evicted her and removed pricey personal property in the process because of her religion.

Jalal contended in the $1.2 million suit that neighbors told her Shanahan and her landscaping employees took a $35,000 Hermes bag, a $35,000 Rolex watch, a $15,000 24-karat gold necklace, $6,000 worth of flat screen televisions, and an $8,000 Louis Vuitton luggage set from her apartment.

A Brooklyn federal court jury was not convinced and in February voted in Shanahan’s favor.

Besides rejecting Jalal’s claim, the panel awarded Shanahan $16,570 on her counterclaims of fraudulent inducement, slander and property damage, online federal court records show.

In May, District Judge Carol Bagley Amon denied Jalal’s motion for a new trial.

Jalal has appealed to a federal appellate court.

8 COMMENTS

  1. these so called people are well versed on how to scam and lie and work the system, they have been nabbed on welfare fraud, food stamp fraud and the race card stint, be care who you trust or let into your homes, they will use our own laws against you!!

  2. Every one of those filthy pieces of shit should be booted out of our country.What good are they,all they do is gripe,complain,sue Americans,kill Americans,take our benefits,etc.etc,etc!

  3. They get special treatment in my State of Maine. My housemate had to use his tiny pension to have his teeth removed, just before he retired. The Dentist that took his teeth out. Said my state is paying for all their dental work. And all they do is complain and want the dentist to only take a couple teeth out at a time. I bet they get the dentures paid for as well. They I am told the women brag about, as they pat their pregnant bellies, that this is number ten. Ten kids, I can’t believe that our Officials do not see, how the numbers of future voters will change America and our society for ever. All it take is voters to change the Constitution. Yep! Liars crooks users.

    • Your post, as angering as it made me to read, it’s absolutely and frighteningly correct! Sharing is all we can do! (and donate to the proper campaigns) #redwave

  4. These people make me sick! All they do is take take take and we’re stupid enough to let them. If we don’t start fighting back we are going to lose our country! I was recently in New York on vacation and we went to see Niagara Falls it took about 2 seconds for us to figure out WE were the minority! These vermin were everywhere! After we’d walked over 7 miles looking at everything we could see at the park we decided on taking the trolly back to the main entrance. When we sat down in the little shelter to wait for the next trolly there were 2 Muslims waiting and the 4 of us. After around 10-15 minutes they were joined by 11 more muslimes. When the trolly arrived the 2 that had waited before us got on the trolly first,then as we started toward the door the younger people in their group butted in front of us and boarded the trolly then the driver said I have 3 seats left in the last car and my husband asked if one of us could just stand and while they were talking these slim balls took the remaining seats and of course the American trolly driver didn’t stand up for us even tho he knew we had waited at least half an hour for that trolly. God forbid we upset one of the cock roaches.

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