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Fmr. Queens Senator Enters Second Guilty Plea In Non-Profit Scam

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Already awaiting sentencing on corruption charges, former Queens state senator Shirley Huntley admitted Wednesday she falsified documents to get state cash to a local non-profit group she founded.

It’s the former state legislator's second guilty plea in a month.

Huntley officially pleaded guilty to a felony count of tampering with physical evidence.

The charges were brought by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Huntley said she doctored records to try to ensure a sham nonprofit received state money for so-called educational programs.

That funding allegedly went into the pockets of Huntley’s niece and her aide.

In January, the former senator also pleaded guilty to fraud in federal court.

She will be sentenced there in April.

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