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Another Legislator Served While Wearing a Wire, New Court Docs Show

Friday, May 03, 2013

Turns out there were at least two Albany lawmakers who wore wires for federal investigators last year. Former state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded meetings with seven other elected officials last summer, a court filing on Friday revealed.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Huntley began wearing a wire after the FBI confronted her with evidence of crimes that included embezzling $87,700 from her Queens nonprofit.

Her recordings of conversations with “State Senator #1” and two other elected officials generated useful evidence, the filing says. Details of those recordings will be filed next week in a sealed letter.

Huntley lost re-election in November and plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in January. She will be sentenced next week.

Assemblyman Nelson Castro revealed last month that he wore a wire as part of a deal with prosecutors. He has since resigned.

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