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Feds: State Sen. John Sampson lied to the FBI

New York State Sen. John Sampson exits the

New York State Sen. John Sampson exits the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on Aug. 8, 2013. Photo by Charles Eckert 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, obstruction of justice and lying to agents. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charge Tuesday.

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