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Former NYC State Sen. Shirley Huntley Sentenced to 1 Year and 1 Day in Jail

The state senator who was accused of paying for spa treatments for her poodle with taxpayer money was sentenced to one year and shirley huntleyone day in prison on Thursday.

Ex. state Senator Shirley Huntley, who wore a wire for the FBI to record her colleagues, was sentenced to jail for using the money from a non-profit she controlled for personal gain.

Before sentencing Huntley, 74,  asked the judge for a second chance, saying “I am requesting that you give me another chance. I vow to spend my remaining years to redeem myself in the eyes of those I have embarrassed.”

The judge said he had no choice but to give her jail time “because the law expects the highest honesty from elected officials.”

Last year Huntley agreed to wear a wire for the FBI after she was confronted about her own wrongdoing. She invited colleagues to her home where she recorded them admitting corruption. Both Sens. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) and John Sampson (D-Brooklyn  were recorded and  later arrested.

Huntley admitted to falsifying documents relating to the non-profit she co-founded in an effort to cover up theft. Huntley backdated a document to reflect that  an event was held for her non-profit, Parent Workshop Inc., when in fact, no such event ever took place. Huntley was arrested and charged with evidence tampering, conspiracy in the fifth degree, and falsifying business records

The jail time she received was the minimum under the law, which means Huntley could be out by February.

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