Federal investigators have launched an alleged criminal probe of State Senator John Sampson (D-19), stemming from a broader investigation into Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks and both of their ties to real estate broker Edul Ahmad, reported The New York Post.
Details were sketchy about what exactly probers were looking for in Sampson’s campaign records, reported the paper. But the inquiry focused on Sampson’s ties to Ahmad, who Sampson at one time represented as his lawyer.
Currently, Ahmad faces more than 10 years in jail and more than $15 million in fines for surrounding a mortgage scam.
FBI spokesman Martin Feely would not confirm nor deny the investigation into Sampson or Meeks.
Sampson— who represents the 19th Senatorial District which encompasses Canarsie, East Flatbush, Parts of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East New York, portions of Old Mill Basin, Spring Creek Towers, and parts of Midwood and Kensington in Brooklyn— declined to comment on the alleged probe.