A state assemblyman from Queens says the FBI has raided his home, hotel and offices in an investigation of his daily expense claims.
Democrat William Scarborough says representatives from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and the FBI raided his hotel room at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. He says FBI agents left his office Wednesday with boxes marked evidence. He says they took his cell phone, calendars and "just about everything."
The Legislature has weathered a series of criminal and sexual harassment scandals in recent years.
Cocaine, cash, and guns seized as part of a joint operation by the New York Attorney General's Organized Crime Task Force, New York State Police, and The Albany Police Department, are displayed for reporters.
New York’s top law enforcement officials were joined by Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings and Police Chief Steven Krokoff in Albany on Tuesday to announce a major drug indictment.
The 11-month operation, code-named “Operation North Star,” resulted in a 226 count indictment of 31 defendants and the seizure of nearly 2 kilograms of cocaine with an approximate street value of $200,000 dollars, more than $100,000 dollars in cash, three vehicles, a bulletproof vest, and a hand gun that police say was to be used in an imminent murder.