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Former Senator Shirley Huntley sentenced in corruption case

NEW YORK -- A former state senator trying to get a more lenient sentence for her role in a corruption scandal after secretly recording other lawmakers has been sentenced.

Shirley Huntley, 74, will spend one year and one day in prison. Huntley pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy last winter.

The Queens Democrat admits she embezzled close to $88,000 from a state-funded non-profit she controlled.

The government revealed last week that she made the recordings in a bid for leniency.

Hutley secretly recorded conversations for the FBI during the summer of 2012 with the following: Melvin Lowe, (former political consultant and associate of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman); State Senator Eric Adams; State Senator Ruth Hassel-Thompson; State Senator Jose Peralta; State Senator Malcolm Smith; City Councilman Rubin Wills; State Senator Velmanette Montgomery; Curtis Taylor, (former press advisor for Malcolm Smith).

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