Sen. John Sampson facing new charge of lying to FBI - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Sen. John Sampson facing new charge of lying to FBI

Posted: Updated:
John Sampson, a Democrat of Brooklyn, in Albany in 2010. (AP file photo/Mike Groll) John Sampson, a Democrat of Brooklyn, in Albany in 2010. (AP file photo/Mike Groll)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have added another charge to the indictment against a once-powerful New York state senator already accused of embezzlement. They say the new count against Sen. John Sampson involves a liquor store where he had a secret ownership stake.

According to court documents, the Brooklyn Democrat was recorded asking a member of his staff to intervene with state officials to arrange past due sales tax payments and try to reduce the amount owed. He is now accused of lying to the FBI when he denied making the request.

Sampson was indicted in May 2013 on charges that include embezzling $440,000 when he was a court-appointed referee watching over escrow accounts for sales of foreclosed properties.

He is also accused of funneling funds into his failed campaign for Brooklyn district attorney.

Sampson has pleaded not guilty. His office had no comment Monday on the latest charge.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • New York's daring Instagrammers

    New York's daring Instagrammers

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:03:35 GMT
    Pull out your smartphone on any given day, tap on Instagram and you'll find a lot of selfies. But while the rest of us clog our feeds with our best pouty faces, a group of photographers scales and then hangs off bridges and buildings in a contest to produce the most daring photograph in New York City.
    Pull out your smartphone on any given day, tap on Instagram and you'll find a lot of selfies. But while the rest of us clog our feeds with our best pouty faces, a group of photographers scales and then hangs off bridges and buildings in a contest to produce the most daring photograph in New York City.
  • Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Five Guys offers bacon milkshakes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:32:27 GMT
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
    Burger chain Five Guys is testing the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. It is rolling out a customizable milkshake program and along with bananas, peanut butter, Oreo cookies, salted caramel, you can chose bacon.  Yes that's right: a bacon milkshake.
  • New York Islanders to be sold

    New York Islanders to be sold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:30 GMT
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices