Democrat assemblyman, William Scarborough, who had been charged with improperly billing his campaign for over $50,000 in personal expenses, was sentenced to 13 months in prison earlier today.
Via the Times Union:
An ex-state Assemblyman who defrauded the state of more than $50,000 in travel reimbursements and spent thousands of dollars from a campaign account on personal expenses, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison on Monday.
William Scarborough, D-Queens, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.
Later in the day, Albany County Judge Stephen Herrick later sentenced Scarborough to one year in prison. The sentence will run concurrently with federal time. Herrick noted a “sense of entitlement” among politicians. He faced Herrick for his conviction on state charges.
Ironically, Scarborough, who had also been charged with wire fraud, promoted job openings on social media looking for criminal investigators within the Department of Justice.
Scarborough had his home and offices raided last March, when he claimed that it was simply a misunderstanding of the Assembly voucher system that led to the investigation.
His lawyer would later add that Scarborough was such a charitable guy that some per diems weren’t even filed, and that the state actually owed him money.