Sen. John Sampson turned himself in after telling his staff during the weekend he would surrender to federal officials, the New York Post reported.
Authorities revealed last week that a state senator, later identified as Sampson, had been heard on wiretaps arranging an illicit deal with former Democratic state Sen. Shirley Huntley and a cargo company at John F. Kennedy International Airport in March of last year.
Sampson allegedly offered Huntley a $1,000 bribe to intercede with the Port Authority for more rental space for the cargo company.
Huntley, 74, has pleaded guilty to funneling more than $74,000 in taxpayer money to a nonprofit organization she headed and using the money on lavish shopping trips.
Sampson has been under scrutiny for his involvement with Edul Ahmad, a Queens real estate broker, The New York Times reported. Ahmad pleaded guilty to a mortgage fraud scheme in October in federal court.
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