State Senator Shirley Huntley

Huntley speaks: Ex-State Senator alleges charges were in retaliation
Huntley speaks: Ex-State Senator alleges charges were in retaliation
Politics Terence M. Cullen 6/25/2013 at 9:58AM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley says the investigation that led to state charges against her last year stemmed from political decisions she made in Albany. Speaking with political commentator Roy Paul in Springfield Gardens, Huntley — who is set to go to federal prison next month — said State Senator Malcolm Smith tried to have [...]

Huntley co-defendants plead guilty, agree to return nearly $30G
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/22/2013 at 2:24PM

A week after their former boss, State Senator Shirley Huntley, pleaded guilty to embezzlement cover-up and falsifying evidence, three co-defendants have followed suit. Huntley pleaded guilty on Wednesday, February 13 after nearly $30,000 in taxpayer dollars went missing; her co-conspirators, Patricia Savage, Lynn Smith and David Gantt, entered their pleas a week later. Savage and [...]

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads guilty to embezzlement cover-up
Former State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads guilty to embezzlement cover-up
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/13/2013 at 2:42PM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley has pleaded guilty to covering up $30,000 in taxpayer-funded services that were never performed. Huntley, 74, was arrested after turning herself in last August. She was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for drafting a fake letter to show that a sham nonprofit group, the Parents Information Network, used [...]

Ex-State Senator Huntley expected to plead guilty to embezzlement charges
Ex-State Senator Huntley expected to plead guilty to embezzlement charges
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/28/2013 at 3:23PM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley, arrested last summer and later ousted in a primary election, will plead guilty on charges that she helped funnel nearly $80,000 through a phony nonprofit, the Daily News has reported. Huntley, who turned herself in to the state attorney general’s office last August, was originally fingered for helping cover up [...]

Sanders defeats indicted incumbent Huntley in State Senate primary
Sanders defeats indicted incumbent Huntley in State Senate primary
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/14/2012 at 9:13AM

Incumbent State Senator Shirley Huntley, who just a few weeks ago was charged with tampering, falsifying business records and conspiracy, lost her District 10 seat. Before her arrest, Huntley was already facing a viable challenger in the Democratic primary, Councilmember James Sanders, the September 13 winner. Early numbers coming in showed Sanders ahead, but the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/27/2012 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of [...]

State Senator Shirley Huntley’s husband allegedly robbed outside Aqueduct Racino
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 2:53PM

The husband of a Queens public official alleged he was robbed at gunpoint outside Resorts World Casino, but Racino officials are calling his bluff. State Senator Shirley Huntley’s spouse, Herbert Huntley, told cops last month that while walking outside the Ozone Park facility, three males with revolvers stopped him and stole approximately $380 in cash [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/01/2012 at 7:59AM

2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Arvind Mahankali of Queens finishes third for second straight year New York’s reigning wordsmith again came achingly close to a title at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday, notching a third-place place finish for the second straight year. Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, Queens, who was sponsored by the Daily [...]

Politics Aside: Watch the falling dominos
Opinion Robert Hornak 12/13/2011 at 3:58PM

Watching one of those world-record setting domino falls, where the pieces go off in all different directions and patterns, is like watching politically connected indictments in Queens these days. As the dominos fall, they get closer and closer to knocking down more elected officials. A few weeks back this column wrote about the Kool-aid many [...]