In December, four people were indicted on charges they schemed to pocket pork-barrel grants from Huntley, who was close to two of the suspects and who later covered it up. Two officials with the nonprofit, The Parent Workshop Inc., were accused of grand larceny and filing false documents to get $29,950 for work they never did teaching parents how to navigate the New York City school system.
State Sen. Shirley Huntley from Queens is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary.
A veteran New York state senator said Saturday that she expects to be arrested Monday in the state’s continuing investigation into the use of pork-barrel grants by legislators.
Sen. Shirley Huntley, a Queens Democrat, didn’t indicate what the charge against her might be. Huntley founded a nonprofit social service and education group that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating, and she funded it in part with state grants. Indictments accuse some of the groups’ executives of theft. Huntley denies wrongdoing.
A spokesman for the attorney general acknowledged Huntley’s comments but declined to elaborate.
“The appropriate forum in which to respond to the senator is a court of law, where the attorney general will prove all facts according to the rules of evidence. Those facts will speak for themselves,” spokesman James Freedland said.