Russell Harding Tellsâ€¦ Some
Russell Harding, the ex-Giuliani aide who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars while serving as a high-level city housing official, is out of prison â€“- and blogging!
Rudyveritas.com is Hardingâ€™s name for his site where he tells some fascinating tales involving his old boss gambling in Las Vegas with John McCain -â€“ and how he was ordered by Giuliani chief of staff Tony Carbonetti to get a city-subsidized housing developer to provide a luxury apartment for the mayorâ€™s then girlfriend, Judith Nathan.
Harding, whose dad Raymond was Giuliani's political mentor, served more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges. The investigation came after the Voice reported that the former president of the city's Housing Development Corporation had traveled on junkets around the world on the city's dime and sent gifts to buddies using a city credit card.