Fabulous. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has served subpoenas on the education "charities" controlled by the family of anti-gay State Sen. Shirley Huntley. The Queens politician who famously boasted she "wouldn't take a million dollars" to vote for marriage equality is accused of directing much less than that—some $400,000—to a charity that was run out of her home.
One subpoena seeking the nonprofit's paperwork went to Huntley's daughter, Pamela Corley, who heads the Parent Information Network, said a source familiar with the probe. A second went to Vanessa Sparks, president of the Parent Workshop, which Huntley created before becoming a senator, the source said. The subpoenas are said to seek information on how the groups used state grants.
Huntley, who did not receive a subpoena, said she was unaware of the investigation.
The News previously reported that a $125,000 grant Huntley tried to secure for the Parents Workshop was canceled after Senate officials determined it to be a conflict of interest.
The three-term, 72-year-old senator was one of eight shameful Democrats who voted against marriage equality when it was defeated in the Senate 38-24 in December 2009. Huntley and rabid gay-basher Ruben Diaz Sr. were the only two Black senators to vote against the bill.
Last Thursday, closeted anti-gay NYS Sen. Carl Kruger surrendered to federal authorities on corruption charge. Video and audio surveillance showed Kruger accepted more than $1 million in bribes which his live-in boyfriend helped launder.
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