Downstate Assemblywoman Accused of Stealing Hurricane Funds

A Brooklyn Assemblywoman has been arrested on federal corruption charges for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars.  

Pamela Harris is accused of taking government money, including FEMA funds meant for hurricane victims.  

The 57-year-old is accused, among other things, of falsely claiming to have been bankrupted and forced out of her Coney Island home by Superstorm Sandy.  

She was arrested Tuesday morning and now faces an eleven-count indictment charging her with fraud, obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to law enforcement.

Photo: NY State Assembly

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