He lived and had a law office on 61st St. in Brooklyn for years. He was registered to vote there. In 1992, he moved into an apartment 14 blocks away, intending to purchase the building. He registered to vote at the new address and cast ballots in state and local elections. The purchase fell through. In 1993, he returned to his residence on 61st St. and shifted his voter registration back.
For perspective on how selective, consider the fact that Bronx state Sen. Pedro Espada lives openly in Westchester while voting in and representing the Bronx.O'Hara has petitioned Gov. Paterson for a pardon and his case would appear to be quite strong. On the other hand, such a pardon would require the Governor to admit to misconduct by members of his own party. Regardless of how wronged O'Hara may be, that is a long shot! See full editorial here.