NY Lt Gov Benjamin Arrested In Campaign Donation Scheme
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has been arrested in a federal corruption investigation.
Authorities said the Democrat was arrested Tuesday on charges including bribery and falsification of records.
Benjamin, formerly a state senator from Harlem, had joined the administration of Gov. Kathy Hochul in September.
He was chosen by her to fill her former job several weeks after she stepped into the governorship.
Benjamin pleaded not guilty Tuesday at an initial appearance in Manhattan federal court.
He was released and bail was set at $250,000.
Two lawyers representing Benjamin did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
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