New York Lt. Governor Under Investigation for Fraud

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New York Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin is being investigated by federal prosecutors and the FBI for his alleged role in directing fraudulent funds to his failed 2021 campaign to become the city comptroller.

The Hill reports:

Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York have issued grand jury subpoenas seeking documents from Benjamin’s campaign committee, paid staffers and consulting firms, three people familiar with the matter told the Times.

Prosecutors more recently began seeking records from the state Senate, where Benjamin previously served and represented Harlem prior to being selected for the lieutenant governor position by Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) after she became governor.

Benjamin has not been accused of wrongdoing, but Harlem real estate investor Gerald Migdol, who last year was charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and other crimes, was accused of concocting a plan to misrepresent or conceal multiple illegal contributions to Benjamin’s campaign, the newspaper reported.

It is not clear if Migdol has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, though there have been indications that he could be either providing information or in negotiations as the same prosecutors are handling Midgol and Benjamin’s cases, and because subpoenas were issued soon after his arrest, the Times noted.

“Neither Lt. Gov. Benjamin nor his campaign are being accused of any wrongdoing, and they are prepared to fully cooperate with authorities,” a spokesperson for Benjamin’s campaign told the Times.



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Arline
Arline
5 months ago

Hi from Montana!

Arline
Arline
5 months ago
Reply to  Arline

Hi from Montana!

Rick Knight
Rick Knight
5 months ago

They won’t do a thing

Mario
5 months ago

The liberal democrats are now the dictator’s law enforcement is just another violation of the corruption within!

James Wood
James Wood
5 months ago

R U Kidding me – the injustice dept won’t do Shit – they are the problem – need to flush the entire system down the commode –

Michele Plonski
Michele Plonski
5 months ago

THEY KEEP SAYING WE NEED TO PAY OUR FAIR SHARE. THAT SHOULD ALSO COUNT WITH PUNISHMENT FOR CRIMES, CRIMES AGAINST THE NATION. LOCK HIM UP.

Wedg
Wedg
5 months ago

To be expected, he’s a demonrat.

PATTY
5 months ago

WHEN PEOPLE DECIDE TO RUN FOR OFFICE IN THE GOVERNMENT……SUCH AS; PRESIDENT, VP, SENATE, CONGRESS, GOVERNORS, MAYORS, ETC;….THEY SHOULD ALL BE INVESTIGATED AND PASS THE SMELL TEST…..BEFORE THEY ARE PUT ON ANY BALLOT!!!!!!!! IT IS DISGUSTING WHEN AFTER THE ELECTION IS OVER THEN DISCOVER THAT THEY ARE CRIMINALS??????????? THIS IS A WASTE OF TAX PAYER MONEY???????? IT IS GETTING SOOOO THAT NO MATTER THE ELECTION……..THERE IS FRAUD…….”BEFORE” OR “AFTER” !!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE SHOULD BE EXHAUSTED FROM ALL OF THIS!!!!!! I AM AND I KNOW MANY MANY PEOPLE WHO FEEL THE SAME???????? ONE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT “I DO NOT FEEL THAT MY VOTE IS ACTUALLY COUNTED”!!!!!!!!!!!

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