NYC Councilman Ruben Wills was indicted today by NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for a fraudulent scheme in which he stole somewhere between $3,000 and $33,000 in state legislative member items steered to his non-profit by his political crony State Senator Shirley Huntley. (Huntley was previously indicted for other frauds, and wore a wire for over a year.) Wills and Huntley represented South Ozone Park and Jamaica, Queens, an area beset by poverty, crime and political corruption.
The only silver lining in this woeful tale is that Will’s attempt to defraud the NYC Campaign Finance Board into giving him public campaign matching funds was thwarted by alert CFB regulators.
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
– against –
RUBEN W. WILLS