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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN
THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Honorable Judge Denise Cote
US District Court, Southern District of New York
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street; Courtroom 15B
New York, NY 10007
Dear Judge Cote:
1 Centre Street, 19th floor, New York, NY 10007
(212) 669-8300 p (212) 669-4306 f
163 West 125th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10027
(212) 531-1609 p (212) 531-4615 f
www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov
GaleA. Brewer, Borough President
August 17,2014
I am writing to document my experience and knowledge of Ms. Gabriela Rosa.
I have known Ms. Rosa since she was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2012.
At that time, I was a member of the City Council from the Upper West Side, and as women
elected officials we often met at public events. I found her to be welcoming and warm. When I
ran for Manhattan Borough President in 2013, she supported another candidate. Despite this, she
continued to be professional in her dealings with me and always eager to discuss issues that
impacted her community as well as the city as a whole.
I found that we have many women friends in common, and they adore her. Whenever
she enters a room in her neighborhood of Washington Heights, or at a Dominican American
event, the audience is ecstatic. She remembers what individuals are interested in, follows up with
their concerns, and has earned a reputation as a hard worker who addresses the issues brought to
her attention.
The actions that Ms. Rosa pled guilty to on June 27, 2014 are serious and shocked her
community as well as the many friends whose respect she earned throughout her public service.
However, in my experience, she always exceeded our expectations as a committed and
principled official, and one who put the interests of her community above herself.
When Ms. Rosa comes before you on October 3,2014, it is my hope that the court will
reflect upon my experience with Ms. Rosa, and the unique challenges she and other immigrants
confront in their struggle to succeed and have a voice in creating a better life for themselves and
their family.
Sincerely,
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Manhattan Borough President
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Honorable Denise Cote
THE SENATE
STATE OF NEW YORK
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street - Courtroom ISB
New York. NY 10007-1312
Dear Judge Cote:
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This letter to respectfully request your consideration of the following infonnation in regard to
fonner New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa, who will soon face sentencing.
I have been honored to know Ms. Rosa in her ac; ft Ncow Y nrlc C:;tnte legislator. Her
professioJ.Ul1 demeanor gave me great expectations that one day she would be the standard bearer
of New York Statets Dominican community. I have always been impressed with her professional
demeanor as she interacted with her colleagues, with community and religious leaders, and with
her constituents. I have been even more impressed to see the love and care she has for her
mother, who often her during Session in Albany.
AJthough I do not condone what Ms. Rosa did, I believe that she, like so many immigrants.
pursued the Great American Dream - and made a mistake in her desperation to achieve it. It is
important to realize that even though Ms. Rosa was an eJected official and had the power that
goes along with her title as an Assemblywoman, she did not abuse that power. She did not abuse
her office nor her staff. She did not partake in bribery, and she did not get rich. MS. Rosa's
mistake is only one variety of many examples of the way people can act in pursuit of American
citizenship and the Great American Dream.
I am hopeful that you will consider this perspective. along with the struggles of many immigrants
who seek to become citizens of the United States of America.
Respectfully,
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32
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Senatorial District
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July 23, 2014
Honorable Judge Denise Cote
THE ASSE MBLY
STATE OF NEW YORK
A L BANY
US District Court, Southern District of New York
United States Courthouse
SOD Pesri Street, Counroom 158
New York, NY 10007
Dear Judge Cote:
CHAIRMAN
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I am Writing to respectfuUy request your cons ideration afthe information bdow regarding .Ms. Gabriela
Rosa.
I have known Ms. Rosa both pl:rsonaJly nnd professiofiaHy for well over a and can att!!st' to hel'
sU'ong moral character and high professionalism. I first hired Ms. Rosa in 2000 as a Legislativt: Assistant
assigned to my Harlem District Offico. From the beginning of her employment in my office Ms. Rosa
displayed a superb work ethic- she is detail-oriented, diligent, resourceful, attent ive, kind and
Through all the years of employment in my Office unti l she was elected to the State Assembly herself in
2012 sho over-performed not only as a Legislative Assistant but also as tl community advocato and civic
leader within the Dominican-American community in Northern Manhattan. She also made invaluable
concributions [0 this commun.ity's political engagement. She was key in structuring my campaign for New
York Council in 2009. Her strong organizational skills and integrity resulted in a fully compliant
campaign with the City'S famous ly complex public campaign finance system.
While I fully understand rhe severity of the actions Ms. Rosa pled guilty to on June 27, 2014 I would like
to point out that in her time in public service she superseded my expectations as a fTeshman member of
the State Assembly. She took her work seriously and responsibly, to the extent of becoming the lirst
tj'eshman member orher class to pass a pioce or legislation 011 the floor. She took pains to perform her
official dut'ies ethically and demanded the same of those she employed.
I sincerely hope that you would consider this information When Ms. Rosa comes before you on October 3,
2014. Also please take into consideration (he struggles that Ms. Rosa and millions of other immigrams
face in trying to attain tbl! American Dream, which starts wjth becoming a citizen of this great nation.
Sincerely yours,

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THE ASSEMBLY
STATE OF NEW YORK
ALBANY
COMMITIEES
Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
Consumer Alfalrs & Protection
Corporations. Authorities &
CommiSSions
Housing
Insurance
Judiciary
DAN QUART
Member of Assembly
73'" District
Tourism. Parks. Arts & Sports
Development
Honorable Denise L. Cote
United States District Court Judge
United States Court House
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007
July 30, 2014
Re: Gabriella Rosa
Dear Justice Cote:
I write to respectfully request you consider the following information when sentencing my former
colleague, Assemblymember Gabriella Rosa.
Assemblymember Rosa and I served for two years in the New York State Legislature. I found Ms.
Rosa to be an extremely professional and hard working legislator. Assemblymember Rosa represented
the district in Manhattan where I grew up. We often discussed her constituent work in northern
Manhattan and Washington Heights. From those discussions and her work in the district, I knew her
to be a caring and commited advocate for her community.
I do not condone Assemblymember Rosa's actions. However, in considering the appropriate sentence,
I think the Court should consider the nature of the criminal conduct and the entirety of her professional
work. Ms. Rosa is not pleading guilty to the missapropriation of public funds or abuse ofthe public
trust. Her crimes, while serious, do not involve matters of public corruption.
Her public record, both as a community representative for Assemmblymember Herman Farrell and as
an elected official, demonstrate her strong and lasting commitment to her community. Ms. Rosa
worked very hard for her constituents, both before she was elected and as a member of the New York
State Legislature.
I would respectfully ask that the Court take into consideration these factors when sentencing Ms.
Rosa.
Dan Quart
Assemblymember, 73rd A.D.
DISTRICT OFFICE: 360 East 57'" Street. Mezzanine. New York. New York 10022' 212-605-0937. FAX: 212-6059948
ALBANY OFFICE: Room 530. Legislative Office Building. Albany. New York 12248' 518-455-4794. FAX: 518-455-4629
EMAIL: quartd@assembly.state.ny.us