A Queens City Councilman who was indicted on a long list of corruption charges last month is launching a public campaign to try to clear his name. Ruben Wills sat down in an exclusive interview with NY1's Ruschell Boone to show her evidence he says helps his case.
City Councilman Ruben Wills is heard saying "I said my stuff is clean" on undercover video recorded in the summer of 2012. He's speaking with former State Senator Shirley Huntley, who taped several lawmakers before going to prison on corruption charges.
Wills is facing his own set of charges, and he says the tape bolsters his claims of innocence.
"I'm not just saying I'm innocent today. I've been saying I was innocent in 2011, 2012 when the tape was happening," Wills said.
A spokesperson for the attorney general wouldn't comment about the video or this story so we don't know if there's more footage that we haven't seen or what the other evidence is.
Wills, who sat down with us without his attorney, said his legal team received the video from the State Attorney General's office after more than a year of asking for it.