Democrat Used Taxpayer Money for Spa Treatments and Fancy Clothes – For Her Poodle
February 11, 2013  //  By:   //  Corruption  //  26 Comments   //   7153 Views

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Late this past summer, Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) took the rare step of holding a press conference to announce that she expected to be arrested in the coming days.

Sure enough, Huntley was arrested and charged with evidence tampering, conspiracy in the fifth degree, and falsifying business records.  At her booking and fingerprinting, Huntley commented that she was “having a great day”.

Somebody however, saw this as a very bad day, as it meant an end to their taxpayer funded binge at upscale spas, an end to high-end fashion displays, and an end to a lavish lifestyle for the rich and famous.

That somebody was Huntley’s poodle.

Via the New York Post:

Looting lawmaker Shirley Huntley loaded up on fancy clothes and spa treatments — and that was just for her pet poodle.

The former state senator, who admitted stealing taxpayer cash for shopping sprees, took along her BFF, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook, to go bargain hunting at the Tanger Outlets mall in Riverhead, LI, a source said.

The duo would use half a tank of gas to get to the mall, home to upscale outlets including Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Coach.

The ladies also favored Lord & Taylor, and Huntley wasn’t just buying for herself — she made sure her white poodle was well dressed, the source said.

Huntley pled guilty earlier in the month to embezzling nearly $90,000 in taxpayer money to a non-profit founded by her daughter.

Cook (D-Jamaica) meanwhile, has not been charged, despite state records indicating she steered $164,000 to the same organization.

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26 Comments to “Democrat Used Taxpayer Money for Spa Treatments and Fancy Clothes – For Her Poodle”
  • Shelia Lynn
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    Has she Lost her jobs? Will she even go to Jail? If it were You or Me, we would go to Jail.

  • Axel Anderson
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    Lol! New York, Detroit and Chicago! They sure produce some classic Democrat crooks. They’re good for a daily laugh!

  • Wade Hudgins
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    If a spa is supposed to make you look better, uhm, the taxpayers need a refund.

  • crosshaironU
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    send them to Rikers for a yr

  • Linda Bass-Hyla
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    $90,000? So I worked for a year and a half so her frigging dog could get groomed. She’s the one that needs grooming! Idiot!

  • Lou Gillespie
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    They better put her worthless ass in jail along with rest of the Democrats from these other cities as well ” do the CRIME=Do the TIME !!!! Every Single Day!!!

  • Sandra Binder
    February 11, 2013 - Reply

    she will not serve any time… Democrats only get a slap on the hand… black women Democrats never face any wrong doing… look at Maxine Waters & her corrupt husband

  • Jeff Cimoch
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    She’ll probably get re-elected.

  • blight14
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    ‘Lipstick on a pig’ comes to mind……and I’m not referring to the innocent canine……..

  • Adrienne Mierzwa
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    My MAIN QUESTION is- HOW does a STATE SENATOR have access to “TAXPAYER CASH”? What, does she have the equivalent of a Corporate Credit Card? How about they do like my husband does, if he has to get something for work? HE BUYS IT, and submits a BILL for reimbursement.

    • Synonymous1
      February 12, 2013 - Reply

      I believe that is what she did except that she submitted fraudulent receipts since I doubt that designer threads and elite doggie grooming is are allowable expenses. She should have embezzled from her campaign fund. She might have gotten away with it a little longer. Isn’t that what Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. did?

  • Sue
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    She is a women of color and you are all racist…..:) There are different rules for people of color then there are for the others…. All my best Tawana Brawly

    • Adrienne Mierzwa
      February 12, 2013 - Reply

      Haha, that reminds me of Bob Grant’s “Tawana Banana”

    • Synonymous1
      February 12, 2013 - Reply

      …but was her poodle white?

  • Adrienne Mierzwa
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    Oh, and one other thing-I live on the same block as another Democrat State Senator. His house is a little scruffy around the edges, and as I took a walk Sunday after the blizzard, he was shoveling his OWN WALKWAY, by HAND. His wife works at the pharmacy. Even though I can’t stand Dems, he is honest to the core, and I couldn’t IMAGINE his stealing a PENNY of taxpayer money.

    • Mike Edwards
      February 12, 2013 - Reply

      House is ragged, shovels his own snow. Sure, those two things ensure that he is honest to the core. Sorry, but he’s still a Democrat. Stealing money is a core principle of Democrats. If he’s not doing it directly, he’s enabling somebody else to do it.

  • CG
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    arrested but not charged.
    priceless

  • John Holliday
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    Did they find her poodle in William Jefferson’s freezer?

  • Synonymous1
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    …..under Socialism everyone is equal but the elites are even more equal-including their pooches!!

  • Carlos Restrepo
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    Corrupt PARASITES and LEFTOVERS of society!!!!!

  • Sue
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    She will get a paycheck the rest of her life plus health benefits and not Obamacare because she is excluded. All the members of Congress and Senate are excluded at the taxpayers expense. I mean doesn’t she deserve it? She and her poodle are so special I am happy to work my ass off to help her.. Makes me totally sick to my stomach and I actually can’t wait until our country collaspes and these A-holes who raped and continue to rape the taxpayers and country don’t get their hand outs any longer. The strongest amoungest us will always survive and these criminals will fall like roaches that they are. I look forward to the day because it is coming. We are doomed.

  • RhettButler1
    February 12, 2013 - Reply

    The time has come for a citizen rebellion against the corrupt government officials who are above the law. There is a way…………….. join your local Tea Party and become involved.

  • danybhoy
    February 13, 2013 - Reply

    Socialism is for the people, NOT the socialist. Huntley is like all progressive socialists, & she will not live by the rules she will force you to live by.

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