Feds: Disgraced NY senator recorded colleagues

Posted at: 05/03/2013 2:35 PM | Updated at: 05/03/2013 5:50 PM
By: AP

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NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors have revealed that a New York senator forced to resign because of an embezzlement scandal secretly worked as a government informant for several months last year.

In court papers filed Friday, prosecutors said former Sen. Shirley Huntley made numerous recordings of her meetings with other lawmakers in an attempt to earn lenient treatment after she was caught in a corruption probe.
The people under surveillance included seven elected officials.
The memorandum said recordings with three of those officials, including another state senator, yielded "evidence useful to law enforcement."
Prosecutors didn't specify what that evidence was or name the officials involved.
Huntley is scheduled to be sentenced May 9. She pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy last winter.
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