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Queens Assemblyman Arrested


A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

William Scarborough, a 68-year-old Queens Democrat, was shackled and wearing a suit Wednesday morning when he pleaded not guilty in Albany County Court to charges of grand larceny and filing false campaign documents.

The 23-count indictment accuses him of taking his campaign funds and spending the money on his personal expenses.

His lawyer, E. Stewart Jones, says Scarborough also faces charges later Wednesday in federal court. Those details haven't been released.

Scarborough acknowledged in March that investigators raided his home, offices and hotel room in an investigation of his daily expense claims, saying a misunderstanding of the Assembly voucher system led to the investigation.

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