An indictment unsealed in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday charges Wills, a Democrat, with a dozen crimes. They include scheme to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.
The 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.
Malcolm Smith of Queens and John Sampson of Brooklyn, two of those recorded, have already been charged with crimes including bribery and embezzlement, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer has learned another elected official is about to go down in the on-going corruption probe involving New York politicians and it turns out his colleague ratted him out.
The Queens Democrat admitted to tampering with evidence and falsifying evidence in an effort to obstruct the investigation into a grant she sponsored for a nonprofit organization, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Did another New York state lawmaker turn lawbreaker? A Queens state senator was recently busted for trying to cover up corruption involving her staff and family.