Shirley Huntley, a state senator from Queens NY, called an “emergency press conference” Saturday to announce that she would surrender to police on Monday. Huntley’s employees were accused of misusing state funds last year. She claimed that she “doesn’t know what charges” she is actually facing. Um, then why call a press conference to say you are going to surrender to police? The state attorney general’s office responded to Shirley Huntley’s announcement saying, “The appropriate forum in which to respond to the senator is a court of law, where the attorney general will prove all facts according to the rules of evidence. Those facts will speak for themselves.”
Ms. Huntley, 74, was first elected to the Senate in 2006. She had previously served as the president of a community school board. She was one of three Democrats who opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2009 but switched positions to support it last year, contributing to its passage. She has not, however, been a particularly visible presence in Albany; she missed more votes during this year’s legislative session than any other senator, according to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group. Source: NY Tiimes
I am sure Ms. Huntley has enough commonsense to have a lawyer, so feigning ignorance on what possible charges she is facing is strange, very strange. One of her aides and three others have been arrested.