Skip to comments.Wife sez: Chuck Schumer from suit
Posted on 07/20/2006 10:17:02 AM PDT by neverdem
She's married to Sen. Chuck Schumer, but if you're suing city Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall, leave him out of it.
A judge has ordered a name correction in a lawsuit filed by ex-Staten Island ferry Capt. Michael Gansas that refers to her as "Iris Weinshall-Schumer."
Weinshall, a defendant in the suit, doesn't use Schumer's name.
"A motion was filed to correct the caption, as part of a larger motion to dismiss this case, since the commissioner's name was wrongly stated," said Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kay Sarlin.
Brooklyn Federal Judge Leo Glasser granted the city's request for the name correction, adding, "I don't think there needs to be any discussion about that."
Gansas, who was fired for refusing to cooperate in the investigation of the ferry crash that killed 11 passengers in 2003, is suing to get his job back.
He was AWOL from the wheelhouse when the assistant captain lost consciousness, allowing the Andrew J. Barberi to ram a dock on Staten Island.
Gansas' lawyer William Bennett insisted he was not being mischievous by making such a pointed link between Weinshall and her politically connected spouse.
"It was not a subliminal message," Bennett said yesterday. "I thought it would be proper to use her full name."
Spokesmen for Weinshall and Schumer (D-N.Y.) did not return calls for comment.
So this is the way Schumer got into such a direct line to the big bucks paid by the Mob to have free-reign on delivery and pickup in NYC!
Chuckie's married? Who knew? I've never heard of her and with all his marching in gay parades, I always thought he was a little sweet.
The hyphen makes the entire name the legal name doesn't it? She would have to go to court to change it.
If she never used Chuckey's name there's no problem. Looking at this ol'gal I suspect that was a weekend of drinking he'd rather forget.
The name should be more like Weinshall-Miskeit
Well in the interests of fairness, I don't blame her for that! :-)
Well Chucky doesn't look like he would be on the front or back cover of GQ either.
She doesn't, and he never mentions her either.
They do a pretty good job of not showing any appearance of impropriety (in other words, they cover their tracks well, and keep everything hidden).
Chuck and her also, very very rarely make any kind of public appearances together.
The mob has pretty much lost most of the carting business in NYC, they had their backs broken on it.
Delivery and pick-up or garbage hauling and carting, is pretty wide open.
It only seems that way. They still run the business through third parties ~ their "legitimate" relatives who are incharge of the "investments". Ever check out who holds the mortgages on those privately owned garbage trucks?
I hope they haven't had any kids!
Gawd, I almost feel sorry for Chuckie.
Wait ... I'm over it.
If they did,I'll bet that they make Chelsea Clinton look like a world class beauty by comparison.
Charles E. Schumer (D)
District 9 (Parts of Brooklyn and Queens--Sheepshead Bay; Forest Hills)
BORN: Nov. 23, 1950, Brooklyn
EDUCATION: Harvard U, B.A., 1971, J.D., 1974
FAMILY: Wife, Iris Weinshall; two children
A duck could walk across that gene pool and not wet a feather.
Separated at birth from kd Lang?