From the NY Post:
Investigators are cranking up their criminal probe of Queens Councilman Ruben Wills following the conviction of his mentor, ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley, in a mushrooming scandal involving the theft of taxpayer funds from nonprofit groups, The Post has learned.
Probers are refocusing on Wills, a former chief-of-staff to Huntley, after Huntley pleaded guilty in federal court Jan. 30 to embezzling $87,700 in taxpayer money from a nonprofit, the Parents Information Network, founded by her daughter.
Huntley is expected to plead guilty to felony evidence-tampering charges stemming from a separate state corruption case against her pending in Nassau County Supreme Court. Wills is being eyed by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for failure to account for about $32,000 in state funding that Huntley steered to a separate nonprofit group he headed, New York 4 Life.
The probe of Wills will move from the back burner once the Huntley case is disposed of, insiders said.