Indictment Links ‘Assembly Member #1,’ ‘City Council Member #1’ to Housing-Money Scam

The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan just announced that two people from the Bronx were indicted on charges of spending money from a Section 8 housing program on personal expenses and steering the housing money to the campaigns of a New York State Assembly member and City Council member.
According to a public statement from the U.S. attorney’s office, Richard Izquierdo Arroyo and Margarita Villegas allegedly made “contributions to the campaign accounts of a New York State Assembly Member; paying for flooring installed at the Assembly Member’s office; and paying for airline tickets to Puerto Rico for the Assembly Member as well as for a New York City Council Member and Izquierdo Arroyo himself.

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