Tag Archive: FBI

Mar 26 2014

FBI Raids Queens Assemblyman’s Home & Office


Otisville is nice this time of year.

He’s ‘stunned’.

A relatively low-key state Assemblyman, Bill Scarborough, was visited by the G-Men this morning in an ongoing federal corruption sting.

[From The Queens Courier] The home and office of southeast Queens Assemblyman Bill Scarborough were raided by the FBI Wednesday morning, according to published reports.

Scarborough’s Albany office and Queens home were searched as part of an investigation into his travel reimbursements, the New York Post reported.
His district office and an Albany hotel room were also searched, according to the Daily News.

Scarborough, who served in the legislature for more than 20 years, told reporters that officials from the FBI and the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman seized his cell phone, calendars and “just about everything,” another report said.

“I’m innocent, but I understand the reality,” Scarborough said to a group of reporters, according to Capital New York. “I don’t know what’s going to go on. I am going to talk to a lawyer. This is just stunning to me.”

For full article: http://queenscourier.com/2014/fbi-raids-assemblyman-scarboroughs-home-office-reports/



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Nov 21 2011

Fishy Arrest of ‘Lone-wolf’ Terrorist Raises Eyebrows

Why did the FBI decline to prosecute Jose Pimentel, the would-be Jihadi bomber?

The absence of a federal investigation could be indicative of a chasm between NYPD and FBI philosophy says Rep. Peter King.

Something smells sort of fishy. Capital New York explores several takes on the recent arrest that coincided with a demonstration by the OWS  movement in front of Mayor Bloomberg’s apartment on the West side of Manhattan.

Jose Pimental made a bomb out of Christmas lights.

Does this have the makings of a conspiracy theory? You decide.

Capital New York: The Sunday evening press conference about the Washington Heights terrorist suspect was front page news in the Times, Post, Newsday and Metro’s New York edition.

Live-tweets during the press conference showed a number of Occupy Wall Street sympathizers questioned the timing of the press conference, which roughly coincided with a loud protest outside the mayor’s house on 79th Street. 

Talking Points Memo’s founding editor Josh Marshall suggests there is something awry with the terror-suspect’s arrest, since federal officials apparently wanted no part of it, or of the announcement. Joseph Goldstein and William Rashbaum note the absence of federal officials too, and Republican congressman Peter King said there’s a “growing difference in philosophy” between the FBI and NYPD and that it was “not a good sign the FBI wasn’t there” at Bloomberg’s press conference.

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