Dutchess business owner hires Anthony Weiner to turn company around
Sep 17, 2020 5:45 am
Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding are reporting for the New York Post former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner has been hired to run a Brooklyn-based company with Rhinebeck connections that makes countertops out of broken glass. Weiner, 56, whose serial sexting cost him his political career and sent him to prison, was recently named CEO of IceStone. IceStone owner Dal LaMagna and former independent candidate for the 19th Congressional District seat in 2018, told The Post he met Weiner during that race, and later visited him several times while Weiner served a 21-month prison sentence. “I knew him from the political world. He talked me out of running for mayor, which was good, and we developed a relationship,” said LaMagna, who spoke by phone from a farm he owns in Rhinebeck. LaMagna, 74, started Tweezerman, a brand of beauty tools, in 1980, and sold it for $57 million in 2004. LaMagna acknowledged that IceStone, in which he was initially just an investor, “has never been successful” and that he hired Weiner about five months ago in a bid to turn it around. Read the full story in the New York Post.