By Kara Scannell and Michelle Watson, CNN CNN – A federal judge has thrown out bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, saying the prosecutors did not allege a sufficient quid pro quo. Benjamin, a Democrat, has had three of the five charges against him dismissed, a court filing and […]
New York, NY – October 12, 2021: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at Local 802 AFM Centennial celebration at Central Park. (Shutterstock) By Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News A Harlem real estate developer flipped on disgraced ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin in a secret plea hearing last month, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Jerry […]
After initial resistance, lawmakers seem willing to help Gov. Kathy Hochul find a way to replace Brian Benjamin.
New York, NY – January 6, 2022: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at Vigil for Democracy on anniversary of insurrection at Carl Schurz park. (Shutterstock) By Rebecca C. Lewis, City and State NY The will-they/won’t-they dance of removing former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the June primary ballot may come to a close by the […]
Reyna states that Hochul, trying to cut Albany insider deal to remove her former LG from the ballot is outrageous and the voters should decide next LG.
Congressman Tom Suozzi speaks at City Council candidate Linda Lee’s general election kickoff rally on October 17, 2021 in Queens Borough of New York City. Congressman Tom Suozzi, common sense Democratic candidate for Governor and his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Democratic candidate Diana Reyna today said that Governor Kathy Hochul should not appoint a Lieutenant […]
New York, NY – March 16, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul speaks to more than hundred of people attending Justice for Asian Women Rally on Times Square. (Shutterstock) By Zach Williams, NY Post State Senate Democrats are refusing to back legislation that would help Gov. Kathy Hochul to name a new running mate to replace ex-Lt. […]
New York, NY – February 5, 2022: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin attends Lunar New Year parade in Flushing Chinatown. (Shutterstock) By Zach Williams, City and State NY A 23-page indictment outlines what federal prosecutors mean when they say Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin is a key actor in “a simple story of corruption” involving himself, his […]
New York, NY – March 1, 2022: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin and Governor Kathy Hochul attend announcement of the completion Taystee Lab Building (Shutterstock) By Bernadette Hogan, Carl Campanile, Bruce Golding and Sam Raskin, NY Post Gov. Kathy Hochul’s team is suggesting she mull over a handful of non-white state lawmakers who represent New York […]
New York, New York, USA – April 12, 2022: Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York, Arrives to Speak at a News Conference Outside the Maimonides in the Sunset Park Neighborhood in the Brooklyn. (Shutterstock) By Laura Nahmias, Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she’s kicked off a search for a new lieutenant […]
State Senator Brian Benjamin speaks at a press conference announcing him as Lt. Governor on August 26, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Sonia Moghe and Gregory Krieg, CNN CNN – New York Democratic Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday, the state’s governor said, after being arrested and indicted on charges in connection with […]
The lieutenant governor’s resignation following campaign finance indictment leaves Hochul running on a shared ticket, with messy options for distancing herself.
New York, NY – August 26, 2021: State Senator Brian Benjamin and New York State Governor Kathy Hochul pose at a Press Conference Announcing State Senator Brian Benjamin as Lt. Governor. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez and Samantha Maldonado, THE CITY Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday, hours after his federal indictment in a scheme to […]