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NYC-EXCLUSIVE: Bronx assemblyman implicated in racially charged school segregation scandal has never hired a black staffer during 25-year career

A Bronx lawmaker implicated in a racially charged school segregation scandal said he never hired a black staffer in his 25-year career as a lawmaker, court documents show.

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz made the shocking admission in a deposition for a defamation suit he faces from a whistleblower educator who won a $230,000 settlement from the city in October over retaliation he faced for speaking out on the scandal.

Former Bronx Public School 24 Assistant Principal Manny Verdi claimed Dinowitz staffers blocked low-income kids of color from enrolling in the school in a mushrooming scandal that claimed Verdi’s job as well of that of the school’s principal and the district superintendent.

In a separate suit, Verdi charges the Bronx Democrat with defamation for saying Verdi caused problems at the sought-after school.

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