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April 13, 2022

New York Lt. Gov. Resigns Amid Federal Charges

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Federal authorities have arrested New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (D) on campaign finance fraud charges.

The five-count federal indictment alleges that Benjamin, who previously served as a New York State senator, conspired to obtain campaign contributions from an unnamed real estate developer in exchange for a $50,000 taxpayer-funded grant.

“Benjamin abused his authority as a New York State senator, engaging in a bribery scheme using public funds for his own corrupt purposes,” the indictment reads.

Authorities say Benjamin engaged in the scheme from 2019 to 2021. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) appointed Benjamin last year, but she allegedly had no knowledge of the scheme.

Benjamin issued his resignation just a few hours after his indictment on Tuesday.

“I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor,” Hochul said.


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New York lt. gov. arrested on campaign finance fraud charges

8 comments on New York Lt. Gov. Resigns Amid Federal Charges

  1. James Arness says:

    a Black new york politician DEMONcrat (hard to blieve) politician corrupt !!! NFW..LMFAO

    1. Mike says:

      I’m pretty sure if you follow the money that almost every democrat receives, you’ll find fraud, cheating and non profits!

  2. James Arness says:

    hey dude the mask doesnt cover the shame…

    1. 2004done says:

      WHY is he culturally appropriating a WHITE MASK? I can understand crooks being anonymous, but I’m racially offended that he chose THAT mask, and he should be charged with a hate crime also!

    2. Barry says:

      That’s the problem, there is no shame. All politicians are shameless. Prostitutes are more honorable, at least they work for their money.

  3. Luis D Rey says:

    As far as I have seen I have not found one Liberal/Demoncrap/Socialist who is not a liar, lol..

  4. Suan says:

    Mike and Luis,
    The same can be said about Republicans.
    Follow the money .

    How about a limit on the total $ that can be spent on anyone’s campaign? That should limit the corruption and influence encouraged by “campaign finance”.

  5. Leslie says:

    Who is responsible for Taxpayers money in amount of $30,000 per month, to rent property in Malibu, CA ?
    Just to have SS agents housed next door to slime ball ‘1st’ son ( Hunter ) did the WH puppet ok this? Or did Gavin? Bad enough taxpayers have to pay the salaries for his protection. $30,000 a month could house a few Vets who actually did something for their country! Hunter and Joe should pay for the housing out of their own pockets, the $30,000 could be spent on more worthwhile humans!
    How about indictments for misappropriation of taxpayer dollars in CA?

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