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Court Reinstates Bribery Charges Against Ex-NY Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Bribery Charges Against Former NY Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin

Second Circuit Overturns 2022 Dismissal, Finding Evidence of Quid Pro Quo

New York, NY -- In a significant legal development, a federal appeals court is reviving bribery charges against former New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin. This decision overturns the dismissal of charges in 2022, where a Manhattan federal judge ruled that prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence to support claims that Benjamin had directed $50,000 in state funds to a nonprofit organization in exchange for campaign contributions.

The allegations against Brian Benjamin date back to his tenure as a New York state senator in 2019. Prosecutors initially asserted that. . .

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