(excerpt from) The NY Post
by David Seifman
A top campaign adviser to Mayor Bloomberg — who won’t explain how he spent $750,000 of the mayor’s money — is now the target of a grand-jury probe.
Sources said last night that Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is summoning witnesses before a panel examining what John Haggerty Jr. did with cash funneled through the state Independence Party.
As The Post first reported, Haggerty set up a mysterious company — Special Election Operations LLC — to conduct a supposed poll-watching operation on Election Day 2009…
Haggerty’s $750,000 came by way of the Independence Party, which got $1.2 million from the mayor a few days before Election Day.
…[Independence] party officials would cooperate in the probe…
Sources said the mayor’s campaign is not a target of the DA’s investigation.