Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shirley Huntley Corruption Scandal

New York State Sen. Shirley Huntley, who is ''inbetween on equality,'' faces multiple corruption investigations.

Sen. Shriley Huntley (D-Queens) was among the state senators, who voted to deny marriage equality in 2009. Now, she is facing two corruption investigations for steering $400,000 in taxpayer money to shady ''non-profit'' groups that are connected to her and to her family.

First, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating Sen. Huntley for directing thousands of dollars in discretionary ''member item'' budget monies to questionable non-profit groups.

Now, Sen. Huntley has received a federal subpoena in connection with a new investigation of her use of the New York State Legislature's scandalous ''member item'' system of budgetary earmarks that are constantly used by legislators to reward political allies -- and to enrich themselves.

After a previous vote for marriage equality failed in the New York Senate, activists said that they would target Democratic legislators, like Sen. Huntley, who voted against marriage equality.

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