Inside the Flawed Vetting Process That Led Gov. Hochul to Brian Benjamin

An initial 63-page background check revealed two red flags in Mr. Benjamin’s past, but it failed to turn up a subpoena issued to his political campaign.

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Brian Benjamin’s Bribery Defense: He Got ‘No Personal Benefits’

The case against Brian Benjamin, who resigned as New York’s second-in-command last week, may hinge on whether political contributions in this case constituted a bribe.

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The Deep-Pocketed Developer Who Helped Take Down the Lieutenant Governor

Gerald Migdol, a Harlem developer, became the linchpin in a federal investigation that led to the indictment and resignation of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin.

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Lt. Gov. Benjamin Resigns Following Campaign Finance Indictment

Brian A. Benjamin, New York’s second in command to Gov. Kathy Hochul, was charged with bribery, fraud and falsification of records while a state senator.

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Hochul’s Dilemma: What Do You Do When Your Running Mate Gets Indicted?

The criminal charges against Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin complicate Gov. Kathy Hochul’s election efforts as she seeks her first full term in office.

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Lt. Gov. Benjamin Arrested in Campaign Finance Scheme

Brian A. Benjamin, New York’s No. 2 official to Gov. Kathy Hochul, will face a federal charge that he conspired to commit bribery while a state senator.

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Lt. Gov. Benjamin Is Focus of Federal Inquiry Into Campaign Fraud

Prosecutors are examining whether Brian Benjamin, New York’s second-highest state official, participated in a plan to boost his campaign fund with fraudulent donations.

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