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NY lieutenant governor Benjamin pleads not guilty to bribery, related charges

New York Governor Kathy Hocul chooses New York State Senator
New York Governor Kathy Hocul chooses New York State Senator Brian Benjamin as Lieutenant Governor in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin pleaded not guilty to bribery and related criminal charges on Tuesday, after prosecutors said he directed state funds to a group controlled by a real estate developer who was a campaign donor.

Benjamin entered his plea in Manhattan federal court.

(Reporting by Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Chris Reese)

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