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Photo Jeanne Noonan/ for New York Daily News
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Former State Senator Shirley Huntley lost her reelection bid this fall after she was charged with helping to funnel money through a fake nonprofit.

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley, arrested last summer and later ousted in a primary election, will plead guilty on charges that she helped funnel nearly $80,000 through a phony nonprofit, the Daily News has reported.

Huntley, who turned herself in to the state attorney general’s office last August, was originally fingered for helping cover up a nonprofit which offered parent workshops that State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleged never took place.

The Daily News reported the disgraced legislator will admit she helped embezzle $80,000 through Parents Information Network; Huntley’s daughter, Pam Corley, ran the nonprofit.

A spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch could not confirm nor deny a guilty plea on Huntley’s part.

Huntley was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for drafting a fake, backdated letter to make it appear as if Parents Information Network held workshops in 2008 that used $30,000 in state-granted money. She pleaded not guilty to these charges in August. If convicted on all three charges, Huntley, 74, could face a maximum of nine years in prison.

Sally Butler, Huntley’s attorney, was not available for comment. Huntley is not speaking to the press, a representative said when her house was phoned.

 

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