Trash tycoon busted for bribery has curious links to two Manhattan DAs

Page Six hears that a Queens trash tycoon facing 15 years for bribery has some curiously close ties to a number of vastly powerful Manhattan District Attorneys.

George Kalergios pleaded guilty on Wednesday to paying kickbacks to a city college official to land a lucrative contract to collect the school’s trash.

But after his appearance in court, we were told that Kalergios has ties to both legendary Manhattan DA Robert Morganthau and his successor, Cy Vance.

Sources say that Kalergios was once an NYPD detective assigned to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Squad and was given the job of driving Morganthau.

If Kalergios — who left the force in 2010 — is to be believed, he and the boss got to be close during their spins around the city. We’re told the garbage guru often boasted to friends and associates about how pally he was with the DA, who prosecuted such legendary cases as Subway Vigilante Bernie Goetz, the Preppie Killer and John Lennon assassin Mark David Chapman.

It certainly seems that he kept up his contacts in the DA’s office after Morganthau left in 2009. We’re told that Kalergious also co-hosted a fundraiser for Vance way back in 2010, along with two other supporters. Page Six covered the bash at the time.

A rep for Vance didn’t get back to us, neither did Kalergios or his attorney.

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