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PRESS RELEASE: ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL HENRY DEMANDS LETITIA JAMES RETURN ALL MONEY FROM DONOR AT CENTER OF BENJAMIN BRIBERY SCHEME

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April 15, 2022

ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL HENRY DEMANDS LETITIA JAMES RETURN ALL MONEY FROM DONOR AT CENTER OF BENJAMIN BRIBERY SCHEME

New York, NY — Attorney General candidate Michael Henry today demanded that Letitia James give back all $45,000 in tainted campaign donations made to her campaign by Gerald Migdol and his family. 

Migdol is the Manhattan developer at the center of the Brian Benjamin bribery scandal that led to his arrest and resignation earlier this week.

The New York Times reported that James received “at least $45,000” from the Migdols over the years. 

In her January 2022 periodic filing, Gerald and Aaron Migdol donated $5,250 and $4,000 of that money was returned. In July 2020 $5,000 was returned.

But James told the press in November 2021 that she would return the tens of thousands of dollars in Migdol campaign cash. She didn’t. It appears that only $9,000 has been returned.

“New Yorkers are sick and tired of the culture of corruption and lies in Albany. I demand Letitia James give back all the dirty Migdol money if she hasn’t, not just a fraction of it to give the appearance that she did so,” said Michael Henry.

James’s picture is featured on the Migdol Organization’s website along with other Democrats, including Benjamin. The headline reads, “Who We Support. And Who Supports Us 

“It is disgraceful that my opponent did nothing about corruption occurring right in front of her. Brian Benjamin shared her slate and despite multiple reports of unethical and potentially illegal behavior that raised the eyebrows of anyone who used ‘Google search’ she remained silent. One Party Control breeds corruption and we must change it come November,” Henry added.

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