July 28, 2015 •
NY Senator John Sampson Convicted of Felony
Another 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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