Last week, Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Queens) was charged by state and federal prosecutors in two separate cases. Scarborough has plead not guilty to all of the charges, and said that he intends to run for re-election.
Scarborough pleaded not guilty to 23 state charges related to allegedly stealing campaign funds in Albany County court Wednesday morning. His attorney disputed the charges, claiming that any money used was for campaign purposes or to reimburse Scarborough for campaign-related personal expenses.
On Wednesday afternoon, Scarborough was charged with submitted 174 fraudulent per diem reimbursements between 2009 and the end of 2012, received $40,000 more than legally entitled to during the three-year period. (Read the indictment here.)