A published report is claiming that a former Democratic Party leader and candidate from Ozone Park has been convicted of obstructing justice in federal court.
The New York Observer is reporting that Albert Baldeo, a former Democratic district leader who also ran for the City Council and the state Senate, was convicted of seven charges, each of which could carry a sentence of up to 20 years.
He also was acquitted on three charges alleging mail and wire fraud.
The office of Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, could not be reached for comment on Monday evening.
Baldeo was charged in connection with allegations that he used straw donors to fund his campaign for a special election to the City Council in 2010.
Baldeo previously had run for the Council in 2005, and the state Senate in 2006.
Earlier this year the Queens County Democratic Party stripped Baldeo of his position as a district leader.