Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn is latest NYS lawmaker in scandal

Longtime State Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) is accused of embezzling $440,000 to finance a run for Brooklyn district attorney in 2005 and recruiting a mole in the U.S. attorney's office to try to thwart a federal probe, federal prosecutors say. He turned himself in to FBI on May 6 and pleaded not guilty to charges of two counts of embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the FBI. The indictment follows the government's disclosure about secret recordings that implicate seven elected officials in a widening New York State corruption probe, but U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch said those recordings did not prompt the charges against Sampson. Videojournalist: Charles Eckert (May 6, 2013)

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