Two former staffers to Kendall Stewart are going to plead guilty to embezzling $145,000 in public money earmarked for a nonprofit group and directing it to relatives in Jamaica, according to British Caribbean News.
One Stewart’s rivals, Jumaane Williams, said he will call for the councilman’s resignation at a press conference later today. Read More
At a press conference about legislative matters just now, Christine Quinn was asked if the indictment of two Kendall Stewart staffers, who allegedly pocketed taxpayer money, would affect her proposal to give the mayor’s office more authority over local funding requests.
“Obviously there is additional information everybody will get,” she said. Read More
The unsealed indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York names Councilman Kendall Stewart’s former chief of staff, Asquith Reid, and another staffer, Joycinth "Sue" Anderson.
The charges include conspiracy to commit mail fraud, money laundering conspiracy and witness tampering and center around an organization called the Donna Reid Fund, Read More