Scandal: Fallen from Grace

Fallen from Grace

Ever since she was named Miss America in 1945, Bess Myerson has been accustomed to the flattering spotlight, not the glare of harsh headlines. But now even her friend New York City Mayor Ed Koch concedes that Myerson has % "fallen from grace." Her slide began earlier this year, when she stepped down from her post as the city's commissioner of cultural affairs after her boyfriend, Building Contractor Carl Capasso, was indicted on federal tax- evasion charges. Myerson hit bottom last week when Koch released classified details of an official investigation charging that she had improperly influenced Judge Hortense Gabel, who...

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