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BREAKING: NY Lt. Gov ‘surrendered to authorities on a federal bribery conspiracy indictment’

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Breaking Tuesday, New York’s lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin was arrested and charged with bribery and other federal offenses. “The charges are related to a scheme in which Benjamin is alleged to have funneled state funds to a Harlem real estate developer in exchange for illegal campaign contributions” reports National Review.

The indictment, which states offenses dating back to Benjamin’s time as a New York state senator reads that Benjamin:

Participated in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions from a real estate developer (“CC-1″) in exchange for Benjamin’s agreement to use, and his actual use of, his official authority and influence as a New York state senator to obtain a $50,000 grant of state funds…for a non-profit organization controlled by CC-1

Benjamin was appointed as Lieutenant Governor by New York Governor Kathy Hochul in August of 2021. “The illegal contributions were allegedly directed to Benjamin during his unsuccessful campaign for New York City comptroller, according to the indictment. The developer was previously indicted in November 2021 in connection with the case” reports National Review.

 

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  1. JIM

    April 13, 2022 at 6:57 am

    It just keeps getting better! People think that they are ABOVE THE LAW when in public office! No wonder the world sees the US as corrupt! If our leaders are seen as corrupt, so must all Americans be corrupt! See what POLITICS does for an appearance! IT MAKES US ALL LLOK BAD!

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Republican National Committee evacuated after receiving suspicious package with vials of blood

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after someone sent vials of blood to the building.

“At approximately 7:45 a.m., the USCP responded to the 300 block of First Street, SE, for the report of a suspicious package,” police said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “The package was just cleared by our Hazardous Incident Response Division. It contained two vials of blood. The source of the package and its contents will be further investigated.”

Capitol Police responded to the scene at 7:45 a.m. after a report of a suspicious package, police said. The package contained two vials of blood and was cleared by the Hazardous Incident Response Division, the police told NBC News. The source of the package and its contents are under investigation.

Officers were seen wearing uniforms identifying them as bomb techs and with K-9 units. DC Fire and EMS also confirmed to Fox News they had units on the scene to assist law enforcement while they conducted an investigation.

NBC News  added it is unclear if a suspect is in custody, but the road to the RNC headquarters was later reopened to traffic, and Capitol Police have left the scene.

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