Tag Archives: Brian Benjamin

Accused Ex-New York Lt Gov To Be Stricken From Ballot

City & State reports: Former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, while asserting his innocence on charges of corruption, said that he would “sign the necessary paperwork” to remove himself from the June 28 primary ballot. The comments, his first since his arrest and resignation, came as the state Legislature moved to approve a bill that would enable him to do just …

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Dems Battle To Remove Ex-New York Lt Gov From Ballot

The New York Daily News reports: Advocates and Democratic lawmakers have devised a way to boot recently indicted ex-Lieutenant Gov. Brian Benjamin from the ballot. Or at least prevent another problem like the one Dems will face in two months when Benjamin’s name will still appear on the June 28 primary ballot despite his resignation after being indicted earlier this …

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Dem New York Lt Gov Resigns After Bribery Arrest

NBC New York reports: “I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor. New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in their government, and I will continue working every day to deliver for them,” Hochul said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. …

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Dem New York Lt Gov Arrested On Bribery Charges

The New York Times reports: Lt. Gov. Brian A. Benjamin of New York, the state’s second-in-command to Gov. Kathy Hochul, surrendered early Tuesday morning to face a federal bribery conspiracy indictment in connection with a scheme to funnel fraudulent donations to a previous campaign, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The indictment, the result of an investigation by …

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