Update 5:33pm: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin has resigned. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement shortly after 5pm:

I have accepted Brian Benjamin's resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor. New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in their government, and I will continue working every day to deliver for them.

Update 10:05am: The charges are related to Benjamin's 2021 campaign for New York City comptroller.

Update 10:01am: Benjamin as reportedly been indicted on federal charges of a campaign scheme where state money was given to a Harlem real estate developer in exchange for illegal contributions to his campaign.

The number two person in charge in the state of New York has been arrested according to the New York Times. Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin turned himself in to police this morning on charges related to a campaign scheme with connections to a real estate mogul.

More on this as we get updates.

[Times Union] [CBS 6]

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- June 2022

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 06/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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