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NY State Senator Says She Expects to be Arrested

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New York state Sen. Shirley Huntley says she expects to be arrested Monday amid a continuing investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into state grants she provided nonprofit organizations.

The Queens Democrat is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. and community activist Gian Jones in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary.

Schneiderman is investigating nonprofit social service and education groups that Huntley funded in part with state grants. Indictments accuse some of the groups' executives of theft. Huntley has denies wrongdoing.

Schneiderman declined comment Saturday. His spokesman tells The Associated Press that he is aware of Huntley's comments Saturday.

Huntley's statement comes a day after Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez of the Bronx was accused by the Assembly ethics committee of violating a sexual harassment policy.

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