Why do we always see Democrats indicted on charges of this kind?
Campaign fraud, bribery, and other systemic irregularities seem to be the M.O. of these people; the alleged crimes almost always revolve around subverting systems to get what they want.
According to the latest reports, New York’s Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has been arrested this morning on charges of bribery and campaign related fraud.
Whether or not he is found guilty on these charges remains to be seen, but these latest charges just further highlight the systemic corruption which seems to surround the Democratic Party.
Here’s what we currently know:
There will be a press conference shortly to announce the unsealing of an indictment charging NY Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin with bribery & related offenses in connection with participation in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for securing a state grant.
— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) April 12, 2022
BREAKING NOW: | New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin [No. 2 official to Gov. Kathy Hochul] – ARRESTED in Campaign Finance Fraud Case.
Follow @ElAmerican_ for more breaking updates.
— El American (@ElAmerican_) April 12, 2022
According to Zero Hedge:
Benjamin also allegedly “engaged in a series of lies and deceptions to cover up the scheme,” which included the falsification of campaign donation forms, misleading NYC authorities, and giving false information as part of a background check when he became lieutenant governor last year.
It is disgraceful that my opponent has done nothing but seek headlines, while letting corruption fester in Albany.
Brian Benjamin shared her slate & despite multiple reports of potentially illegal behavior that raised the eyebrows of anyone who used Google she remained silent. pic.twitter.com/BPdmNECIyz
— Michael Henry (@michaelhenry4ag) April 12, 2022
New York Lt Governor Brian Benjamin was just arrested on corruption & bribery charges. As a State Senator, he championed the defund the police movement. He was a horrible selection to be LG when he was first picked by Kathy Hochul & he’s an even worse choice as time goes on.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) April 12, 2022
ABC News 7 explains:
The Democrat was accused in an indictment of participating in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions from a real estate developer in exchange for Benjamin’s agreement to use his influence as a state senator to get a $50,000 grant of state funds for a nonprofit organization the developer controlled.
Facing charges including bribery, fraud, conspiracy and falsification of records, he was expected to make an initial appearance Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.