Last Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced an 11 count indictment of Assemblymember Pamela Harris (D-Brooklyn) for fraud and obstruction in what prosecutors allege was a series of schemes to defraud to defraud the city of New York, the federal government and a bankruptcy proceeding.

The indictment alleges that she defrauded the New York City Council through a non-profit she controlled, and also provided false documentation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain tens of thousands in funds after Hurricane Sandy.

Harris was first elected to the Assembly in a special election in 2015.