NY lieutenant governor arrested on bribery charges

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New York Lieutenant Gov. Brian Benjamin was indicted for alleged bribery and other offenses, as part of what federal prosecutors say was a “scheme” to get campaign contributions in exchange for a $50,000 state grant.

The indictment also alleges that Benjamin and others worked to “cover up” the plot, engaging “in a series of lies and deception.”

According to the indictment, from 2019 through 2021, Benjamin carried out the scheme while he was a state senator and a candidate for state comptroller. During that time, Benjamin allegedly solicited campaign donations from and to be raised by a real estate developer, win exchange for appropriating state funds for the developer’s non-profit organization.

In order to hide this, the indictment says, Benjamin allegedly falsified campaign donor forms, and in 2021 when he was being vetted for the lieutenant governor job, he provided… (Read more)