Federal prosecutors and the FBI are investigating whether New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (D) played a role in directing fraudulent funds to his failed 2021 campaign for New York City comptroller.
His campaign advisers and the state Senate have been subpoenaed in the matter, according to The New York Times.
Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York have issued grand jury subpoenas seeking documents from Benjamin’s campaign committee, paid staffers and consulting firms, three people familiar with the matter told the Times.
Prosecutors more recently began seeking records from the state Senate, where Benjamin previously served and represented Harlem prior to being selected for the lieutenant governor position by Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) after she became governor.
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