New York corruption

New York News
7:20 am
Tue May 14, 2013

NY State Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges

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A New York state lawmaker already facing bribery and other corruption charges has pleaded not guilty to new mail fraud charges.

Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. of Brooklyn is accused of using funds meant for a nonprofit to pay for community events promoting his political career. He entered the plea on Monday. The new charges were announced earlier this month.

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WAMC News
7:40 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Ex-State Lawmaker Gets 1 Year In NYC Fraud Case

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A former New York state senator who admitted embezzling nearly $88,000 from a state-funded nonprofit she controlled has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

Shirley Huntley apologized for her crime as she was sentenced Thursday by a Brooklyn federal Judge. She pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy and faced up to two years behind bars. She said she would try to use her remaining years to redeem herself to her family and community.

The Queens Democrat took office in 2007 and lost a re-election bid last year.

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New York News
7:59 am
Tue May 7, 2013

32 NY Officials Snared For Corruption In 7 Years

With the arrest Monday of another former state Senate majority leader, New York has seen 32 state level officials snared in corruption cases in the last seven years.

The fourth arrest in the last four weeks came as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who campaigned on cleaning up Albany, have repeatedly insisted it has shed its dysfunctional past.

Bill Mahoney of the New York Public Interest Research Group says that isn’t true.

New Yorkers seemed to doubt it, too.

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