Tag Archives: Shirley Huntley

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, … Continue reading

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NY Post: Wills hit with corruption charges as wire doesn’t catch

Today’s NY Post reported that: Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills was trying to get the goods on fellow lawmakers — and get the heat off himself during a state probe of his shady nonprofit — by wearing a wire, The … Continue reading

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City Councilman Ruben Wills Arrested Over Missing Charity Cash, Sources Say – Jamaica – DNAinfo.com New York

DNAInfo.com reports that: City Councilman Ruben Wills was taken into police custody Wednesday morning after $32,000 went missing from a charity he’s connected to, sources said. The charges were brought against Wills by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The charges stem from … Continue reading

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Pol will surrender after being caught in Huntley wiretap – m.NYPOST.com

Embattled state Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn is set to turn himself in to authorities today after being ensnared in a bribery scandal involving former colleague-turned-rat Shirley Huntley, sources said. Sampson told his aides over the weekend that he was … Continue reading

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Michael Benjamin calls for an end to member items to clean up Albany | City & State

  Florence + the Machine’s hit song “Dog Days Are Over” seems an apt soundtrack for the hidden and unspoken abuses afflicting Albany. The dog days are over/The dog days are done The horses are coming/So you better run. The … Continue reading

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Tossing the bums: NY voters speak

My latest op-ed from Tuesday’s NY Post (09/18/2012) New York voters in both parties did some housecleaning last Thursday. In select state Senate and Assembly races, voters ousted those who violated their trust — by misusing public funds, or by … Continue reading

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Queens State Sen. Shirley Huntley and Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, saddled by legal troubles, tumble in Democratic primaries – NYDN

As the song says, “two out of three ain’t bad.” Voters in the Bronx and Queens ousted incumbent legislators, Naomi Rivera and Shirley Huntley, who were accused of nepotism and misuse of state funds. The third legislator who is under federal indictment, … Continue reading

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More loose threads: Councilman Ruben Wills and the case of the missing member item | Capital New York

Tug at a loose thread and everything starts to unravel. Such is the case of the investigation of State Senator Shirley Huntley and her dispensing of state grants to nonprofits controlled by relatives and staff. Chris Bragg reports that state … Continue reading

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Nonprofit nightmares

I thought you’d like to read “Nonprofit nightmares” at NYPOST.com. The new spate of political scandals in Albany highlights yet again the unseemly relations between pols and community nonprofits,which abound across the state. The charges against state Sen. Shirley Huntley center … Continue reading

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Pols Beware

Many are calling the recent spate of political scandals a sign that it’s still business as usual in Albany. I see signs of change. First. the indictment against Senator Shirley Huntley comes after a joint investigation by State Attorney General … Continue reading

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