The Brooklyn lawmaker who led the state Senate Democrats in 2009 and 2010 will be indicted Tuesday on a new charge of lying to the FBI.
Sen. John Sampson, D-Brooklyn, now faces an additional false statement charge, which will bring his total indictment to 10-charges in the case. He’s accused of embezzling $440,000 as part of a scheme to control money from Brooklyn foreclosure sales.
The new charge has to do with Sampson’s connection to an unnamed liquor store, which he held an ownership stake in. But Sampson never reported his interest in the store on state-mandated disclosure forms and at one point directed a member of his staff to help one of his partners settle an outstanding sales-tax bill.
The new indictment accuses Sampson of lying to FBI investigators when he denied asking the staff member to intervene.
Sampson lost his leadership position in 2011, and was booted from the Senate Democratic Conference last year after he was first indicted.
Here’s the new indictment, via U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch’s office: