Wednesday, June 24, 2009
2 NYC Councilman Staffers To Plead Guilty In $200K Embezzlement Case
Asquith D. Reid, 65 of Brooklyn, New York and Joycinth T. Anderson, 70, also of Brooklyn and the former chief of staff and aide to Councilman Kendall Stewart (D-Brooklyn), respectively, are due to plead guilty tomorrow to embezzling some $200,000 in taxpayer funds, according to the New York Post. According to prosecutors, the stolen funds had been earmarked for three Brooklyn charitable groups - the Central Brooklyn Community Services, Community Opportunity and Resource Development and the Donna Reid Memorial Education Fund. Details on how the scheme was accomplished have not been released.