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Federal investigators subpoena Albany officials for info related and Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

Updated: Mar 26, 2022

Federal investigators have issued subpoenas and are seeking information about grants related to Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s time as a state senator, the Daily News has learned.

Investigators with the Southern District of New York have subpoenaed state officials and Senate employees as they probe money Benjamin steered toward projects in his former Harlem district, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told The News.

The inquiry is related to funds doled out through the State and Municipal Facilities Program, or SAM, a lump sum appropriation in the state budget administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, according to the source.

According to those familiar with the situation, top staffers in the state Senate, the Division of Budget and DASNY have received subpoenas.

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