New York Lt. Gov. Arrested on Federal Bribery Charges - State and Federal Communications

April 12, 2022  •  

New York Lt. Gov. Arrested on Federal Bribery Charges

NYS Brian A. Benjamin - New York Senate Photo, CC BY 2.0

Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested today on a federal bribery conspiracy charge in connection with a scheme to direct fraudulent contributions to one of his prior campaigns.

The scheme was reportedly designed to help Benjamin receive matching funds from New York City’s public campaign financing program during his bid for city comptroller last year.

Benjamin has served as lieutenant governor for less than a year and is currently running for re-election with Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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