May 7, 2014

NYC Councilman Arrested, Charged With Stealing From Women’s Charity

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Ruben Wills, a Democrat NYC councilman, was arrested today and charged with misusing public funds. Wills was under investigation by the state attorney general in connection with tens of thousands of dollars that went missing from… wait for it… a charity Wills used to run.

The charity Wills is accused of stealing from, New York 4 Life, was set up to “help single mothers champion critical issues such as civic literacy and financial empowerment.”

Fun footnote: Wills used to work for former State Senator Shirley Huntley. Some background on Huntley:

Ms. Huntley would later become a central figure in one of the most wide-ranging and damaging corruption investigations in recent memory.

Knowing that, is anyone really surprised?