Like the aphorism says “bad news comes in 3s.”
First were the Facebook revelations involving Bronx Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera and her “boy toy” jobs program.
Next came the censure and demotion of Brooklyn Assemblyman and Brooklyn parts boss Vito Lopez due to sexual harassment of two female staffers.
Now comes word that Queens state Sen. Shirley Huntley, who allegedly funneled money into her pet charity, will surrender to police tomorrow, when she expects to be indicted and arrested.
The New York Post reported on Sunday:
Sen. Huntley would not specify what the charges against her will be,but the bizarre press conference she convened yesterday came months after damning reports revealed that her ties to nonprofits allegedly cost taxpayers more than $400,000.
Huntley’s lawyer, Sally J.M. Butler, spoke through most of the haphazard event outside the senator’s home, in front of which stood a campaign sign urging voters to re-elect her in the upcoming Democratic primary.
The announcement comes more than a year after The Post reported how Huntley,who represents Jamaica, Laurelton and South Ozone Park, tried to direct $155,000 to her Parent Workshop nonprofit.
An investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman followed, and in December, he announced the indictments of four alleged schemers.
The indictments led Huntley allies to cooperate with the state investigators,said a source with knowledge of the probe.
“She’s aware the noose is tightening,” said a source familiar with the probe.