NY Senator John Sampson Convicted of Felony - State and Federal Communications

July 28, 2015  •  

NY Senator John Sampson Convicted of Felony

John L. SampsonAnother New York state senator has been convicted of a felony, thereby losing his Senate seat. Democrat John L. Sampson was convicted of obstructing justice in connection with his efforts to avoid a federal investigation into alleged embezzlement of state funds.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not yet set a date for a special election to fill Sampson’s seat; however, it is anticipated the special election will coincide with the regularly scheduled November general election, where Thomas Libous’s Senate seat will also be on the ballot.

Libous was convicted of a felony surrounding allegations he lied to federal agents.

Photo of John L. Sampson courtesy of the New York Senate website.

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