08/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. Hiram Monserrate Has Stipend, Committee Chairmanship Reinstated By Democratic Leaders

ALBANY - Democratic leaders quietly reinstated a $12,500 stipend for indicted Sen. Hiram Monserrate - one of two lawmakers who briefly joined Republicans in a coup attempt and then flipped back. State Senate sources say the check was cut after Monserrate was secretly reappointed to his position as chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee.

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