NY State Senator John Sampson Charged With Embezzlement

A prominent New York state senator pleaded not guilty on Monday to embezzlement and other charges alleging he brazenly tried to sabotage a federal fraud investigation of his law practice by seeking inside information from an employee of the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office.

Sen. John Sampson told the employee – who has since been fired – that he wanted to identify cooperators in his case so he could arrange to “take them out,” prosecutors said in announcing an indictment against the former Democratic leader in the Senate.

The indictment alleges that Sampson embezzled $440,000 from escrow accounts under his supervision as a court-appointed referee for foreclosures.

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John Sampson Arrested:  NY State Senator Charged With Embezzlement

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4 Responses to “NY State Senator John Sampson Charged With Embezzlement”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Bet he is not the only crooked Senator in NY.

  2. Karen Says:

    This article reminds us that sometimes when we go to our elected officials for help, we may be going to a person like Sampson….

  3. Cheryll Says:

    I hope they get him.

  4. Stef Says:

    A state senator? How embarrassing for NY!

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