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Disgraced NY pol gets prison; raided public funds

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NEW YORK (AP) — A disgraced New York politician will spend two years in prison for using taxpayer money to fund his 2006 campaign. Queens Democrat Hiram Monserrate (HY'-ruhm mahn-suh-RAHT') was sentenced Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. He pleaded guilty to fraud charges in May. Prosecutors said Monserrate secretly funneled about $100,000 to his failed state Senate primary bid. The money...

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