Shirley Huntley

Ex-State Lawmaker Gets 1 Year In NYC Fraud Case

May 10, 2013
Howard Schnapp / AP

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.

Ex-lawmaker To Be Sentenced In NYC In Fraud Case

May 9, 2013
New York State Senate

A 74-year-old former New York State senator who secretly recorded other lawmakers is facing up to two years in prison after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.

Shirley Huntley is scheduled to be sentenced today in Brooklyn federal court after pleading guilty to mail fraud conspiracy last winter. The Queens Democrat admitted embezzling nearly $88,000 from a state-funded nonprofit she controlled.

Eight more names of lawmakers  and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex- Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of  her colleagues that she secretly recorded.  WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

Liz Benjamin: Trouble For "Senator #1"

May 6, 2013
Liz Benjamin
YNN, Capital Tonight

Et Tu, Shirley?

Since the revelation that former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro had been working as a double agent for federal prosecutors for almost the entire duration of his four years in office, the most popular political parlor game in Albany has been trying to guess who else might be wearing a wire.