Sampson found guilty of two counts of lying to federal agents; one obstruction of justice count. Not guilty on six other counts.— Bob Hardt (@bobhardt) July 24, 2015
God, I love New York: John Sampson is the second member of the #nysenate to forfeit his seat because of a felony conviction this week.— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) July 24, 2015
If you're thinking, well, Sampson's making out here because he walked on six of the counts, don't bet on it:
Finally, the lesson for the week?Heaviest guilty conviction for Sampson carries sentence of up to 20 years, @NY1 reports.— Capitol Confidential (@TUCapCon) July 24, 2015
Moral of the week kids, don't lie to the FBI— Aaron Short (@aaronshortstory) July 24, 2015
Indeed, so often it isn't the initial crime that gets people, it's the lying and covering it up.
More as it comes in.