Assemblyman William Scarborough arrested & charged in state and federal court

Not good! Assemblyman Bill Scarborough indicted 2X: 23-count state indictment/11-count federal indictment.

Early on Wednesday the NYPost reported that “Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough was hit Wednesday morning with a 23-count indictment charging him with using campaign funds for personal expenses, authorities said.Scarborough, a Democrat first elected in 1994 to represent the 29th Assembly District in southeast Queens, was arrested following a joint probe by the offices of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.”

“He pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges of grand larceny and filing false campaign documents in Albany Supreme Court.”

Late on Wednesday, Scarborough was hit with a second indictment, this time in federal court.

The NY Times reported that “Assemblyman William Scarborough, a Democrat, was arrested and accused of stealing at least $40,000 from New York State’s reimbursement system, as well as misusing campaign money.”

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