Capital New York:
Albert Baldeo, a former City Council candidate and Queens district leader, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for tampering with witnesses during investigations into his failed 2010 campaign for Council.
Baldeo allegedly provided a number of straw donors with funds to donate to his 2010 campaign. When he discovered the F.B.I. was investigating, he pushed the donors not to cooperate with the investigation and to provide false information.
He went so far as to make complaints to the city’s buildings department about properties owned by the family of one of the donors, according to Bharara's office.