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Huntley sentenced to one year, one day in prison

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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 3:35 pm | Updated: 12:59 pm, Fri May 10, 2013.

The New York Post is reporting that former State Senator Shirley Huntley has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison in federal court in Brooklyn on a corruption-related charge.

Huntley, 74, pleaded guilty in February to wire fraud in connection with the embezzlement of nearly $88,000 from a phony nonprofit organization.

She faced up to two years in prison prior to her cooperation with federal authorities. It was revealed last week that her cooperation included working with the FBI to secretly tape conversations with eight people, including six sitting Democratic state senators.

Two of the senators, Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) have been arrested on federal charges; Sampson on Monday and Smith last month.

Earlier this year, Huntley received five years’ probation in exchange for a guilty plea to New York State charges as a result of the theft of nearly $30,000 from a separate nonprofit, one run by her niece and a former legislative aide.

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