Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Scarborough sentenced to a year in the pokey

From Crains:

A former longtime state assemblyman from New York City has been sentenced to 13 months in jail on federal fraud and theft charges for submitting false expense vouchers for days he didn't actually travel to Albany.

Queens Democrat William Scarborough, who pleaded guilty and resigned his Assembly seat in May, admitted in federal court that he submitted at least $40,000 in false expense vouchers.

Apologizing on Monday, he says this is the result of his own stupidity.

He was also ordered to pay a federal penalty of $54,355.


Joe Moretti said...

You need a score card with these asshole elected officials, of course he is from my hood of Jamaica, but that is par for the course.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the mug shot, since I don't think convicts can wear toupees in prison.

(sarc) said...

Oh no!

Now there's a story - a politician stealing. Say it isn't so.

If you are that stupid to get caught , then you should be locked up.

He will get credit for time served an with good behavior will be out in weeks.

But we will not see that story!

Anonymous said...

I've lost count!

Anonymous said...

Please someone make a list !

Anonymous said...

Good! I hope he gets poked in the pokey.

ron s said...

Why not save time and money...jail the entire senate, assembly and city council, then selectively let out the handful that are not criminals.