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Feds: State Sen. John Sampson lied to the FBI

New York State Sen. John Sampson exits the

(Credit: Sen. John Sampson exits the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on Aug. 8, 2013. (Charles Eckert))

State Sen. John Sampson’s legal woes grew Monday when a superseding indictment in Brooklyn federal court accused him of lying to the FBI about efforts to get a tax break for a liquor store in which he held a secret interest.

Sampson, 47, a Democrat representing Canarsie, has been facing charges in Brooklyn federal court since last May of embezzling $440,000 from foreclosure-sale escrow funds,...

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