- Feds hot-wired crooked former state Sen. Shirley Huntley, NY Post (May 4, 2013)(Implicating Queens Assemblywoman Vivian Cook and City Councilman Ruben Wills as two of the three “elected officials” whom Huntley secretly recorded while cooperating with the FBI)
Ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley recorded conversations for feds, court docs say; more arrests of pols on the way, New York Daily News (May 3, 2013) (Reporting that Huntley secretly recorded state senator John Sampson while cooperating with the FBI).
Huntley recordings lead prosecutors to investigate three unnamed elected officials linked to corruption probe, New York Daily News (May 3, 2013)
Ex-State Senator Files 2nd Guilty Plea in Fraud, New York Times (Feb. 13, 2013) (Ms. Huntley, 74, was not accused of stealing the money herself but rather of covering up $30,000 in thefts by others. Her actions came to light after a joint investigation by the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, and the state comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. Mr. Schneiderman filed the charges. )
- Ex-State Senator Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case, New York Times (Jan. 30, 2013) (Ms. Huntley, 74, had claimed the agency she founded, Parents Information Network Inc., was focused on giving parents more of a voice in their local schools. Instead, prosecutors said, she siphoned the money she received as “member items,” or grants for legislators to support social causes, from the State Education Department. For a three-year period beginning in 2005, Ms. Huntley wrote more than $21,000 in checks to herself from the agency’s account, made more than $34,000 in A.T.M. withdrawals and wrote almost $25,000 in checks to others who later returned the money to her in cash, according to court records.)