NEW YORK: Anti-Gay State Sen. Shirley Huntley Investigated For Charity Scam
The hits keep coming for New York's anti-gay Democratic state senators. On the firing line today is Sen. Shirley Huntley, who is being investigated for running a taxpayer-funded fraudulent charity. In 2009 Huntley was one of eight traitorous Democrats who sank same-sex marriage in New York.
The state Attorney General's Office is investigating state Sen. Shirley Huntley and her ties to nonprofits that have soaked taxpayers for more than $400,000, The Post has learned. News of the probe comes a week after The Post revealed the Queens Democrat tried to funnel $155,000 to her Parent Workshop nonprofit and as new questions emerge about the shady group. State records show that a $30,000 member item secured by Huntley in 2008 for The Parent Workshop went to two consultants, one of whom was listed as living in a Huntley family home. Sherman Russell, 71, received $15,000 in 2008 and 2009 from the nonprofit founded by Huntley, purportedly to conduct workshops for parents and students on navigating the school system, the documents show. Russell is listed on a state charity form as treasurer of The Parent Workshop, and his address is given as the same Valley Stream home as Huntley's daughter, Pamala Corley. Other public documents show he lives in Huntley's Jamaica home, where he was registered to vote in 2010.RELATED: During her successful 2010 reelection bid, Huntley claimed that gay activists were harassing her with death threats and that she'd received a funeral bouquet at her home. Those claims were never substantiated, but Huntley used the supposed threats in her campaign materials.